Nigerian players in Europe: Sunday Roundup – Ndidi makes full return to Premier league football

Ndidi starts his first league match for Leicester City since September.

Here is how Nigerian players in Europe fared on Sunday:

SPANISH LA LIGA

Samuel Chukwueze replaced Kubo for Villareal in the 58th minute but was unable to affect the outcome of the match as they drew away from home to maintain 4th place.

Rating – 5/10

Real Betis 1 – 1 Villareal

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

Ola Aina was in action for the whole 90 minutes for Fulham putting in a decent performance as they grabbed an important draw against current champions, Liverpool.

Rating – 7/10

Tosin Adarabioyo was solid at the back for Fulham and would be proud of his performance against Liverpool’s feared frontline.

Rating – 7/10

Nigerian eligible winger, Ademola Lookman was key for Fulham yet again laying on an assist Bobby Reid in the 25th minute.

Rating – 7/10

Fulham 1 – 1 Liverpool

Wilfried Ndidi started in his first league match since September for Leicester as they beat Brighton emphatically at home.

He was taken off in the 80th minute with the game already in the bag after a solid game in midfield for the Foxes

Rating – 7/10

Leicester City 3 – 0 Brighton

SERIE A

Victor Osimhen was unavailable for Napoli as they won at home. The Naples team is now 3rd on the league table, 4 points from the league leaders.

Napoli 2 – 1 Sampdoria

BUNDESLIGA

Kevin Akpoguma came on in the 76th minute for Hoffenheim but was unable to stop Leverkusen from sweeping past his team.

Rating – 6/10

Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 1 Hoffenheim

LIGUE 1

Moses Simon was in action for Nantes as they drew at home to the bottom table team, Dijon. Moses converted a penalty in the 24th minute to give his team the lead.

The Nigerian winger finished the game with 6 shots with 3 of them finding the target.

Rating – 7/10

Nantes 1 – 1 Dijon

EREDIVISIE

Tyronne Ebuehi was decent for his side but they came up short against AZ, losing at home in what was a tight contest.

Ebuehi finished the match with the most crosses completed (2) and highest Passing Accuracy in the final third (88%)

Rating – 7/10

Twente 1 – 3 AZ Alkmaar

SCOTLAND PREMIERSHIP

Joe Aribo was an 86th-minute substitution for Rangers as they defeated Dundee United away from home.

Rating – 6/10

Dundee United 4 – 0 Rangers

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