Eagles Abroad: Matchday Report (March 13, 2022)
Nigerian footballers in the diaspora did not disappoint on Thursday evening.
Dessers, Olayinka and Sor were all on target in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Alex Iwobi scored his second English Premier League goal of the season in Everton’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle.
Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)
Super Eagles left back, Zaidu Sanusi was in action for FC Porto in their 1-1 UEFA Europa League draw against French Ligue 1 side, Lyon.
The Portuguese league leaders unfortunately lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate, and bow out of this year’s competition.Embed from Getty Images
Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho & Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)
Super Eagles newboy, Ademola Lookman came off the bench to provide the assist for Wesley Fofana’s goal, from a corner.
Kelechi Iheanacho played all 90 mins and Wilfred Ndidi hobbled off with a knee ligament injury in the 60th minute of Leicester City’s 2-1 UEFA Europa Conference League defeat against Rennes.
The English Premier League side won the tie 2-3 on aggregate and advance to the quarterfinals of the competition’s inaguaral season.Embed from Getty Images
Victor Bonfiace (FK Bodo/Glimt, Norway)
21-year old striker, Victor Boniface played the entirety of extra time as FK Bodo/Glimt earned a hard-fought 2-2 UEFA Europa Conference League draw at AZ Alkmaar.
The Norwegian champions won the tie 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the quarterfinals of this season’s competition.Embed from Getty Images
Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey & Joe Aribo (Rangers FC, Scotland)
The Super Eagles trio of Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey were all in action for Rangers during their 2-1 defeat against Red Star Belgrade.
Leon Balogun played all 90 mins, making one tackle and seven clearances. Calvin Bassey also played the entire duration of the game at left back, with the 22-year old making one tackle and completing an interception. Joe Aribo played 68 mins.
The Scottish champions won the tie 2-4 on aggregate however, and secured their place in the quarterfinals of this season’s UEFA Europa League.Embed from Getty Images
Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord, The Netherlands)
Cyriel Dessers scored his fourth goal in four consecutive games to help the Dutch Eredivisie side to a 3-1 UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 second leg victory over FK Partizan Belgrade.
They won the tie 8-3 on aggregate, advancing comfortably to the quarterfinals.Embed from Getty Images
Peter Olayinka & Yira Sor (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)
Super Eagles forward, Peter Olayinka captained the Czech champions in their UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 second leg defeat vs LASK. The 26-year old opened the scoring on the night with an easy finish from inside the penalty area.
21-year old striker, Yira Sor was also in action. He scored one goal and assisted another as 9-man Slavia Prague advanced with a 5-7 aggregate victory.Embed from Getty Images Embed
Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)
Big 17, Alex Iwobi scored a 99th minute winner to help Everton clinch a hard-fought 1-0 English Premier League victory over the Magpies.
The 25-year old played a beautiful one-two with Dominic Calver-Lewin in the Toffees’ attack, before finishing calmly past Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal.
It is only Iwobi’s second league goal of the season, and it comes at a crucial time for Everton. This win helps them go three points clear of Watford in the relegation zone with two games in hand.Embed from Getty Images
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