Nigerian players in Europe: European cups Roundup – Chukwueze impresses for Villareal

Samuel Chukwueze had a solid game for Villareal, contributing to their away win in the Europa league.

Here is how Nigerian players in Europe fared in the European cups:


Frank Onyeka played the whole match for Midtjylland as they lost to Liverpool in a tight contest. The Norwegian team would be hoping to squeeze themselves in 3rd place but that would not be easy as they are the weakest in the group.

Onyeka completed the most tackle (3) and most interception (3) in the match.

Rating – 6/10

Liverpool 2 – 0 Midtjylland

Odion Ighalo was left on the bench as Manchester United trashed Leipzig at Old Trafford.

Manchester United 5 – 0 Leipzig


Victor Osimhen had an abysmal match for Napoli, coming on after the break in the 61st minute and getting sent off in the 92nd minute. The good news for him and his teammates is that they got a much needed 3 points away at Real Sociedad.

Rating – 5/10

Real Sociedad 0 – 1 Napoli

Kelechi Iheanacho came off the bench for Leicester in the 70th minute and helped the Foxes see out the game.

Rating – 6/10

Wilfried Ndidi is still not back for Leicester.

AEK Athens 1 – 2 Leicester

Samuel Chukwueze started for Villarreal as they made it 2 wins from 2 in Europe. The Nigerian winger grabbed an assist in a match where the yellow submarines never looked like losing.

They dominated from start to finish. Chukwueze completed 3 take-ons before being subbed off in the 86th minute.

Rating – 7/10

Qarabag 1 – 3 Villareal

Kevin Akpoguma played the whole 90 minutes for Hoffenheim and puts in an assured performance for his team as they won away from home.

Rating – 6/10

Gent 1 – 4 Hoffenheim

Ramon Azeez was not in the squad as Granada drew with PAOK

Granada 0 – 0 PAOK

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