The
Chinese league began last weekend and anticipation was high following
the exodus of Super Eagles’ players to the league.

In
other leagues Nigerians were also on display and this is how they
fared

China

Captain
of the Super Eagles John Obi Mikel was on for the entire game
as his team lost away from home. This was the first game of the
Chinese season. Full time Shandong Luneng 2 – 0 Tianjin Teda.

Odion
Ighalo didn’t fare much better as his team was beaten black and blue.

He
played the entire game but was of no real impact. Shanghai SIPG FC 5
– 1 Changchun Yatai

England

Kelechi
Iheanacho
was finally included in the Manchester City squad for
the first time in weeks as City compounded the relegation woes of
Sunderland beating them 2-0.

Kelechi
Iheanacho was on the bench for the entire time.

Alex
Iwobi
played all 90 minutes for Arsenal in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat
to Liverpool at Anfield.

He
has played 23 times for the Gunners and has scored three goals.

Wilfred
Ndidi
made his 7th English Premier League start of the
season for Leicester City who came froma goal down to defeat Hull
City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium in an English Premier League game
on Saturday.

Isaac
Success
came on for Etienne Capoue in the 70th minute
for Watford who lost 4-2 at home to Southampton.

Championship

Sone
Aluko
ended his six-game goal drought by scoring his sixth goal
of the season for Fulham, in their 3-1 home win over Preston North
End at Craven Cottage. He was replaced in the 88th minute by Denis
Odoi in what was his 34th appearance.

Carl
Ikeme
was beaten twice in goal for Wolverhampton Wanderers who
lost 2-1 to Reading on Saturday.

Spain

Uche
Agbo
was missing in action for Granada in their 1-0 loss away to
Leganes Butarque stadium.

Agbo
has made 20 La Liga Santander appearances this term amassing ten
yellow cards and one red.

Elderson
Echiejile
was benched for 90 minutes as Sporting Gijon lost 1-0
at home to Deportivo La Coruna.

Germany

Leon
Balogun
was not included in Mainz matchday squad that played a
1-1 draw at home with Wolfsburg

Bundesliga
2 division

Super
Eagles invitee, Noah-Joel Sarenren-Bazee extended his goal
drought to eight games for Hannover 96 who lost 2-0 away to
Karlsruher SC

Belgium

Christian
Osaguona
made his fifth start for KV Mechelen in Saturday’s 2-2
draw at home to Anderlecht.

Anderson
Esiti
and Samuel Kalu were handed starting roles for Gent
who came from a goal down to beat Waasland-Beveren 3-2.

Henry
Onyekuru
failed to add to his goal tally of 11 goals for Eupen
who lost 2-1 to St.Truiden.

Joseph
Akpala
came on for the last eight minutes of Oostende’s goalless
draw at home to Lokeren.

Portugal

Oghenekaro
Etebo
was in action from start for Feirense who lost 1-0 at home
to Benfica.

Etebo
was one of the four Feirense player yellow-carded in the match.

Turkey

Godfrey
Oboabona
, Nosa Emanuel Igiebor and Bright Edomwonyi
were all handed starting roles for Rizespor who slumped to a 1-0
defeat away to Besiktas.

Midfielder
Raheem Lawal was on target for Kayserispor in their 2-2 home
draw against Kasimpasa in the Turkish top flight.

Lawal
scored in the 73rd minute to put Kayserispor 2-1 ahead.

In
action for Kasimpasa was Emem Eduok who was introduced in the
68th minute.

Super
Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo featured for Alanyaspor who
lost 2-1 away to Istanbul Basaksehir.

Russian

Aaron
Samuel
played for 74 minutes for CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow goalless
draw at him to Zenit St. Petersburg.

Austria

Olanrewaju
Kayode
ended his five-game goal drought firing his eighth goal of
the season for Austria Wien who bagged 3-0 away win over Ried.

He
has featured 22 times this term. He played for 80 minutes before he
made way for Kevin Freisenbach.

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