Midweek review: Joel Obi’s Torino eliminates Roma from Coppa Italia

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Joel Chukwuma Obi

We take a look at Nigerians football players performances across Europe in midweek.

Chelsea beat AFC Bournemouth 2-1 at Stamford Bridge and advanced to the semi finals of the Carabao Cup without Victor Moses who was omitted from the squad entirely to give him a rest.

In the French League 1, Super Eagles defender Chidozie Awaziem came in during added time to help Nantes fc hold on to a late goal that secured a 1-0 win over Amiens away from home.

To Belgium were striker Dennis Bonaventure is going through a dry spell that has now seen him drop down the pecking order at Club Brugge after a great start to the campaign. This time he was rooted to the bench as 9 men KV Mechelen lost 0-3 Club Brugge.

Over to ITALY were highly rated Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi lasted the distance in Torino’s surprise 2-1 win over their illustrious opponent FC Roma in a Coppa Italia round of 16 clash.

Finally in Germany, Super Eagles central defensive lynchpin Leon Balogun was not dressed for Mainz 05 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart in the German DFB Pokal .

Teenage forward Victor Osimhen was an unused substitute, while German born central defender of Nigerian decent Felix Uduokhai played the whole 120 minutes in  Wolfsburg’s 2-0 win over Nuernberg after extra time.

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