Euro wrap: Azubuike Okechukwu shines in Yeni Malatyaspor defeat of Galatasaray

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Several Nigerian players were in action for their clubs on Sunday in Europe and our regular column Euro wrap takes a look at how they performed.

AUSTRIA

Alhassan Ibrahim came on in the 64th minute to help faltering Austria Wien to a 1-0 win over Sturm Graz, who also introduced another Nigerian Emeka Eze in the 74th minute.

FRANCE

There was no place in the starting lineup for Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem in the Nantes team that edged Angers 1-0. Awaziem replaced Iloki in the 76th minute as his ten men side held on for the win.

ITALY

Bologna opted to surprisingly start Orji Okonkwo who has in recent times played a super-sub role against record Serie A champions Juventus, but they still fell 0-3 to the superior power of the Turin giants. Orji was subbed off for Krejci in the 70th minute.

BELGIUM

Striker Peter Olayinka started for Zulte-Waregem in their 1-2 loss at home to Royal Antwerp. Olayinka was subbed off in the 78th minute.

His Nigerian and club team-mate Kingsley Madu was only an observer on the bench.

Striker Dennis Bonaventure came on for Club Brugge in the 78th minute as they hammered  Anderlecht 5-0.

Anderlecht brought on Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru in the 54th minute but he failed to impact the humiliating score line.

SPAIN

Nigerian striker Kayode Olarewaju returned from injury layoff for Girona, kayode
replaced Christian Stauni in the 75th minute to help seal a 1-0 win over Getafe.

SWITZERLAND

Former MFM FC striker Stephen Odey started for FC Zurich but was recalled to the bench in the 46th minute as they lost 2-4 to   Lauzern Sport.

PORTUGAL

Super Eagles attacker Oghenekaro Etebo started in Feirense 1-0 win over Victoria Setubal in the Portuguese Primeira Liga game played on Sunday.

Etebo played for 94 minutes before he was substituted for Portuguese Graca.

TURKEY

Nigeria midfielder Azubuike Okechuckwu was on from start as Yeni Malatyaspor defeated Galatasaray 2-1 at home.

Okechuckwu was taken off in the 80th minute while his Nigerian team-mate Muenfuh Sincere was an unused substitute.

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