Nigerian players in Europe: Monday Roundup – Ola Aina scores first goal for Fulham

Chukwueze and Aina both scored their first goal of the season yesterday night as they fired their respective teams to victory.

Here is how Nigerian players in Europe fared on Monday:


Samuel Chukwueze started for Villareal yesterday night. He was impressive for the Yellow Submarines grabbing his first goal of the season in the 21st minute with a perfectly placed shot assisted by Pedraza.

Rating – 8/10

Villareal 2 – 0 Valladolid


Ola Aina was in action for the cottagers and puts in a man of the match performance as they grabbed their first league win of the season.

Aina scored in the 31st minute firing a rocket past the goalkeeper after a simple layoff from Mitrovic. It was his first goal for Fulham.

Rating – 8/10

Semi Ajayi was the best man on the night for West Brom and stopped Bobby Reid from getting a brace blocking a goal bound effort on the goal line.

Rating – 7/10

Fulham 2 – 0 West Brom

Kelechi Iheanacho was left on the bench as Leicester City trounced Leeds away from home

Leeds 1 – 4 Leicester


No Nigerian player was in action in the Serie A


Kevin Akpoguma played the whole 90 minutes for Hoffenheim as they lost at home to Awoniyi’s Union Berlin.

Rating – 6/10

Taiwo Awoniyi started for Union Berlin as they won away from home but he was still unable to get his first goal for the club before he was taken off in the 77th minute.

Rating – 6/10

Hoffenheim 1 – 3 Union Berlin


No Nigerian player was in action in the Ligue 1


No Nigerian player was in action in the Eredivisie

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