Nigerian players in Europe: Saturday Roundup – Chukwueze denies Real Madrid 3 points

Chukwueze helps Villareal snatch a draw against Spanish giants, Real Madrid.

Here is how Nigerian players in Europe fared on Saturday:

SPANISH LA LIGA

Samuel Chukwueze replaces Bacca in the 61st minute and was instrumental for the Yellow Submarines as they snatched a draw at home against Real Madrid.

Nacho Fernandez of Real Madrid and Samuel Chukwueze of Villarreal CF during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and Real Madrid played at La Cerámica Stadium on November 21, 2020 in Villarreal, Spain. (Photo by /Pressinphoto/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

He was brought down in the penalty box by Courtois as he raced into the box and nicked the ball past the Madrid goalkeeper.

Gerard Moreno scores from the resulting penalty ensuring that they emerged with a point from the tight contest.

Villareal remain in the top 4 continuing their impressive start to the season.

Rating – 6/10

Villareal 1 – 1 Real Madrid

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Semi Ajayi played the full match for West Brom as they fell to a narrow defeat against Manchester United.

He was arguably the best defender for West Brom completing the most interceptions (5) and the most recoveries (12) in the match.

Rating – 7/10

Odion Ighalo was not in the match-day squad for the Red Devils

Man Utd 1 – 0 West Brom

SERIE A

Simy Nwankwo and Crotone continue their abysmal return to the Serie A as they lost at home to Lazio.

Simy whose 2 shots were off target has more work to do if he’s to avoid a return to the second division.

Crotone is the only team yet to win in Serie A this season.

Rating – 5/10

Crotone 0 – 2 Lazio

BUNDESLIGA

Kevin Akpoguma played all 90 minutes for Hoffenheim in a 6-goal thriller at home to Stuttgart.

The German-born Nigerian defender would not look back at his performances with much fondness as his team allowed 3 goals in.

Rating – 5/10

Hoffenheim 3 – 3 Stuttgart

LIGUE 1

No Nigeran player was in action in the Ligue 1

EREDIVISIE

Hillary Gong came off the bench with little time to go and wasn’t able to influence the outcome of the game as Vitesse drew away from home with Groningen.

Rating – 6/10

Groningen 1 – 1 Vitesse

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