Chukwueze, Osimhen, Onuachu On Target; Onazi, Collins, Henty Start

Chukwueze, Osimhen, Onuachu On Target; Onazi, Collins, Henty Start

By Johnny Edward:

Samuel Chukwueze scored his second La Liga goal for Villarreal on Sunday as the Yellow Submarines defeated Real Betis Balompie 2-1 to record their first home win of the season reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

 

The game was Chukwueze’s third in the La Liga this season.

 

Gerard Moreno shot the hosts, Villarreal, into the lead in the 52nd minute before the Nigerian international, Chukwueze doubled the lead two minutes later.

 

Giovani Lo Celso reduced the deficit in the additional time with a stunning strike.

 

Chukwueze scored his first La Liga goal on the 11th of November, 2018 for Villarreal in their 2-2 draw with Rayo Vallecano and made his international debut for the Super Eagles nine days later against Uganda.

 

Villarreal moved up to 16th in the Spanish La Liga log with 14 points from 13 games.

 

In Belgium, Victor Osimhen came off the substitute’s bench to score his sixth league goal of the season for Sporting Charleroi who defeated Lokeren 4-2 in a six-goal thriller on Sunday.

 

 Chukwueze Shines In Villarreal's Win; Osimhen Hits Goal No.6 in Belgium; Onazi,Collins, Henty Starts

 

Osimhen replaced Adama Niane in the 70th minute and made it 3-1 for Sporting Charleroi in the 81st minute after goals from Cristian Benavente and Cristian Benavente had canceled out Guus Hupperts opener in the 16th minute for Lokeren.

 

Anderson Esiti made his ninth league appearance (fifth league start) for Gent who were held to a goalless draw at home to Royal Antwerp.

 

His compatriot, Taiwo Awoniyi was subbed on for Jonathan David in the 55th minute of the encounter for his 12th game of the season. Awoniyi is yet to score a league goal this season for Gent.

 

In the German Bundesliga 2, Jamilu Collins featured for all 90 minutes as SC Paderborn 07 hammered 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 5-1 away from home on Sunday.

 

The game was Collins 14th league start of the season.

 

SC Paderborn 07 are now seventh in the German Bundesliga 2 table with 21 points from 14 games three points off the promotion play-off spot.

 

Ezekiel Henty played for 45 minutes for Osijek who forced Lokomotiva Zagreb to a 2-2 draw away. It was his 10th appearance in the Croatian League. Henty has scored three goals so far this season. He was replaced by Danijel Loncar.

 

In Denmark, Paul Onuachu scored his 10th league goal in the Danish League for FC Midtjylland who lost 2-1 away to FC Copenhagen on Sunday. The game was Onuachu’s 15th in the Danish League this season.

 

In Turkey, Ogenyi Onazi and Anthony Nwakaeme started for Trabzonspor in their 2-1 home win over Fenerbahce.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • PapaFem 2 weeks ago

    I’m watching that boy, Samu Chukwueze, with keen interest. This season will be very critical in his development. Simeon Moses, time to wake up.

    • Ashy Slashy 2 weeks ago

      Moses Simon himself is awake however person and wider factors (out of his control) are conspiring against him at the moment.
      Personal- the injury episodes that saw him miss matches for his club and country leading up to and to include the world cup appear not to have fully abated as he still battles with full fitness issues.
      Wider- having joined a reputable club in a high calibre league, it was always going to be a tall order to force his way into the starting 11. For Nigeria, the emergence of exciting wingers have also not helped his cause.
      I think someone that needs to wake up fast is Iheanacho. It remains to be seen how long concerned parties for club and country will continue to tolerate his hot-and-cold performances in light of emerging exciting Players.

      • Bomboy 2 weeks ago

        Thanks Ashy for that bold statement on Iheanacho. I am worried for him.

  • we are eagles nd we cant stop flying……..our footballers are soaring high everyday…..keep moving #naija_for_life

  • Abah-fada 2 weeks ago

    I want to see Nigerian players in some of the big clubs like Madrid, Barcelona, Man U, Liverpool, Man City, PSG, Juve, Roma, Bayen Munich. We have the talent, maybe the heart and confidence to play in these clubs is lacking somewhere.

    • Ayphillydegreat 2 weeks ago

      How many Africans play for those clubs you mentioned???. You can count them with your fingers. But you didn’t mention Arsenal and Chelsea. The good thing is that our players are progressing. Most of SuperEagles fires team regulars play in the top five leagues in Europe.

    • We should take one step at a time. Only 3 of our players (Ezenwa, Balogun and Simon) are not automatic first choice for their clubs. We have players represented in the European Champions league, the Europa league, the top five leagues in the world as well as in league champions all over Europe (Belgium, Turkey, Denmark, Norway as well as around the world. Some we don’t even pick for the Super Eagles. Bonaventure plays Right wing for Belgian champions Club Brugge, Uche Agbo for Standard Lierge who were second in the league last year.

      All we need to do is to pick players on form.  The SE have moved on from a team of “bench warmers” to a team that if you are not playing regularly for your club you might be dropped.

      To be honest, those big clubs you have called have not done well with our young players. Man City sold Iheanacho when it was obvious he wouldn’t make the grade as well as Chidi Nwakali.

      Kelechi Nwakali (Arsenal) is currently struggling at Porto B and it’s by luck that Sam Chukwueze did not sign for them (valuation dispute). Porto has not been good for Awaziem. Man U have shipped out Tosin Kehinde to Portugal.

      If I’m being honest our players do better in mid sized mid table teams in the top 5 leagues and in the top teams of the top 6 to 25 leagues. That’s where most of our players are flourishing at the moment. Work permit issues also prevent many of our players getting a chance. Hence Onyekuru playing in Turkey (loaned from Everton) until he plays 75% of games for Nigeria in two years. Same Taiwo Awoniyi (Liverpool) playingbin Belgium. But who can Awoniyi bench in the current Liverpool team?

      With time, I we do well internationally, the top teams will all come calling, but the onus is on the player to fit into the team rather than the team change their formation and tactics to the player.

  • Edoman of New Jersey, USA 2 weeks ago

    Moses was in Chelsea until he short himself in his foot by exiting playing for his Country. Even our National coach was still talking about Moses. What a shame.

    • Victor Moses problems started with the introduction of a new coach who came in with a new style of playing. Plus the coach nor rate am.

      He’d be better off moving to Crystal Palace where he will be welcomed back home