By Samuel Omaenikun

In a thrilling
weekend of ups and downs for Nigerian players abroad Alex Iwobi was king as he
was named man of the match for inspiring his team to an unprecedented win over
rivals Chelsea as the gunners beat the blues for the first time in five years.
Below
is a roundup of Nigerian performance in diaspora over the past weekend.
England
ARSENAL
crushed Chelsea in a spectacular display and Nigerian Alex Iwobi was instrumental to his sides’s win.
Iwobi
was involved for the opener and was lively in most of Arsenal’s best plays in
the match that ended 3-0 in their favour.
In
the same game Victor Moses was an unused substitute in the game.

Kelechi Iheanacho was named in the
match day squad but was not called upon as Manchester City battled past a
determined Swansea City 3:1.

Carl Ikeme was again in goal as
Wolverhampton Wanderers defeated Brentford 3-1.
It
was a resounding display from the goal keeper.
Sone Aluko returned to
action for Fulham who lost 4-0 to Bristol City. The Nigerian forward played all
90 minutes
Italy
Joel Obi started for Torino
but was substituted in the 23rd minute as he picked up an injury. Torino still
went on to beat Roma 3-1.
Germany
It
was yet another sad news for Nigeria as defender Leon Balogun got himself injured and was subbed in the 9th
minute. His team Mainz 05 lost the game 3-2 to Bayer Leverkusen
FRANCE
Things
continue to go from bad to worse for Lille goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama as he picked the ball three times from the back of
his net against Saint Etienne.
The
game ended 3:1 leaving Lille bottom of the table.
And
fellow Nigerian Dickson Nwakaeme
didn’t fare any better as he was brought on in the 71st minute by Angers only
for him to score a 90th minute own goal to give Monaco the lead.
Full
time ended Monaco 2 – 1 Angers
Netherlands
Fred Friday was an 84th
minute substitute for AZ Alkmaar but could do nothing to alter the course of
the game as AZ Alkmaar lost a 2 goal lead to end the game 2 goals apiece. AZ
Alkmaar 2 – 2 Go Ahead Eagles.
Greece
Brown Ideye was on from start
to finish but could do nothing as Olympiacos lost their first game of the
season. AE Larissa 1 – 0 Olympiacos
Turkey
Emmanuel Emenike was in fine form
as he scored in the 21st minute to give Fenerbahce the lead as he played the
entity of the game.
The
final score was Fenerbahce 2 – 1 Gaziantepspor
Meanwhile
Emem Eduok was seen as good enough
for the bench but not for enough to play as he sat helpless watching his team
lose 1-0 to Bursaspor.
Aminu Umar saw 80 minutes of
action for Osmanlispor FK who forced Istanbul Basaksehir to a 2-2 draw on
Saturday.
Adam
Maher replaced Umar with ten minutes left to play in his fourth league
appearance for Osmanlispor.
Despite
scoring four goals in the UEFA Europa League Aminu is yet to open his goal
account in the Turkish Super Lig.
Still
in Turkey Ogenyi Onazi came on for
Okay Yokuslu with one minute left to play in Trabzonspor’s 1-0 win over
Konyaspor.
Finland
Nigerian
trio of Nnamdi Oduamadi, Taye Taiwo and Paul Onovo all featured as HJK lost 6-5 on penalties to SJK after
regulation time ended 1-1 in the Suomen Cup final.
China

Anthony Ujah scored a brace
for his club, Liaoning Whowin FC in Saturday’s 3-0 victory against Yanbian Fude
FC in the Chinese Super League.

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