Nigerian players in Europe: European cups Roundup – Zaidu Sanusi shines for Porto

Zaidu Sanusi was impressive for Porto as they beat Marseille away from home.

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


David Okereke came on in the 74th minute with Club Brugge down by 3 goals to Dortmund and was powerless to affect the outcome of the match.

Rating – 6/10

Dortmund 3 – 0 Club Brugge

Frank Onyeka played the whole match for Midtjylland as they lost again in Europe. The midfielder was average for his team as the result confirms that they are out of Europe.

Rating – 6/10

Ajax 3 – 1 Midtjylland

Zaidu Sanusi puts on a man-of-the-match performance as Porto takes a great step towards qualifying from the group.

Recovering from a silly mistake in the 4th minute, the Nigerian left-back grew into the game and threatened the opposition goal keeper finishing the game with 4 shots and one eventually finding the net after a scuffle that resulted from a corner.

Sanusi completed the game with 6 interceptions (highest in the game), 2 tackles won, 2 aerial duels won.

Rating – 9/10

Marseille 0 – 2 Porto

Odion Ighalo was on the bench yet again as Manchester United defeated Istanbul Basaksehir.

Manchester United 4 – 1 Istanbul Basaksehir


Kelechi Iheanacho was average against Braga as the Foxes sealed their qualification with a draw against the Portuguese team.

Rating – 6/10

Wilfried Ndidi is still not back for Leicester.

Braga 3 – 3 Leicester

Chidera Ejuke was a threat upfront but was unable to make a difference as they played a goalless draw with Feyenoord. The Russian club is still bottom of Group K.

Ejuke completed 3 take-ons which is twice as much as any other player completed. He had a Passing Accuracy of 90% before being taken off in the 81st minute.

Rating – 6/10

CSKA Moscow 0 – 0 Feyenoord

Samuel Chukwueze started for Villareal as they drew with Maccabi Tel Aviv away from home. It was a pretty average performance from the winger and he was taken off in the 63rd minute.

Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 – 1 Villareal

Ramon Azeez was not in the squad as Granada beat Omonia.

Granada 2 – 1 Omonia

Victor Osimhen was not in squad as Napoli defeated Rijeka to move on top of the group standings.

Napoli 2 – 0 Rijeka

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