Euro Wrap: Ebuehi sees red, Obi shines


Let’s take a look at European games which figured Nigerian players in matches played on Sunday 26 November 2017.

In the Netherlands, Super Eagles right back Tyrone Ebuehi was in the news for the wrong reasons, after two quick yellow cards within two minutes got him sent off in ADO Den Haag’s 2-0 defeat at Vitesse. Both goals came late on after his 71st minute red card.

To England where Alex Iwobi gave a good account of himself before making way for Jack Wilshere in the 67th minute as Arsenal scored a late penalty and edged Burnley 1-0 away from home.

English born winger of Nigerian decent Ademola Lookman was thrown into the fray by Everton who were demolished 4-1 by Southampton .

In Austria, Wolfsberger AC lost 1-2 to Alhassan Ibrahim’s 10 men Austria Wien, with the former Akwa United forward coming on as a 69th minute substitute for Jin-Hyun Lee.

In Belgium, Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru failed to score even as Anderlecht thrashed Kortrijk FC 4-0. He received a yellow card in the 26th minute and played the full 90 minutes.

Still in Belgium, Dennis Bonaventure came on as a 77th minute substitute in Club Brugge’s 3-2 win over Zulte-Waregem. Kingsley Madu was an unused substitute for Waregem.

Over to Turkey where Super Eagles assistant captain Ogenyi Onazi was subbed off in the 46th minute for Trabzonspor who eventually defeated Sivasspor 2-1 away from home.

There was a return for Nigerian left back Elderson Echiejile on the bench for Sivasspor.

Still in Turkey, Super Eagles central defender William Troost-Ekong put a full shift for Bursaspor, in their 2-1 home win over Karabukspor.

To Italy where Joel Obi showed his fitness by completing 90 minutes for Torino who played out a 0-0 draw against AC Milan at the San Siro. Sadiq Umar was not dressed by Torino.

Over to Spain where Super Eagles young goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was not listed even on the bench in Deportivo La Coruna’s 2-2 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao.

It finished Rubin Kazan 0-1 CSKA Moscow in Russia, as Nigerian forward Aaron Samuel watched on from the CSKA’s bench.


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