Nigerian players in Europe: Sunday Roundup – Akpoguma solid for Hoffenheim

Kevin Akpoguma was impressive as usual as he was solid in defense for Hoffenheim, it is nice to have such a reliable presence in defense for the Super Eagles.


Samuel Chukwueze came off the bench for Villareal and was not able to influence the outcome of the match as the match ended in a goalless draw.

Rating – 6/10

Saturday Erimuya wasn’t in the match-day squad for Cadiz again.

Cadiz 0 – 0 Villareal

Ramon Azeez is still out injured and missed out on Granada’s away win at Getafe. Granada is currently 3rd on the league table and have started the season greatly.

Getafe 0 – 1 Granada

Kelechi Nwakali came off the bench and could do nothing to stop the onslaught as Real Sociedad beat Huesca at Reale Arena.

Rating – 6/10

Real Sociedad 4 – 1 Huesca


Alex Iwobi started for Everton against Southampton with Richarlison out of the squad. He was not able to stake a claim for a starting spot and was consequently subbed off at half-time.

Rating – 6/10

Southampton 2 – 0 Everton

Wilfried Ndidi is not back from injury yet and Kelechi Iheanacho was on the bench as Leicester City beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal 0 – 1 Leicester


Simy Nwankwo started for Crotone against Cagiliari and was unable to get on the scoresheet despite being on target with 2 out of his 5 shots. The lanky forward completed 5 take-ons in the game.

Rating – 6/10

Cagiliari 2 – 1 Crotone

Victor Osimhen was on the winning side as Napoli paid a visit to Benevento but was unable to influence the game.

Rating – 6/10

Benevento 1 – 2 Napoli


Kevin Akpoguma played the whole 90 minutes for Hoffenheim and was solid in defense as they drew away from home.

Rating – 7/10

Werder Bremen 1 – 1 Hoffenheim


Josh Maja started for Bordeaux but failed to make an impact before being subbed off in the 65th minute.

Rating – 6/10

Bordeaux 2 – 0 Nimes


No Nigerian player was in action in the Eredivisie

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