By James Agberebi:
Several Nigerian players celebrated the New Year by netting in their first games of 2016 on Sunday.
Brown Ideye was on target for Olympiakos who beat Panionios 3-1 away in the Greek league.
Alejandro Dominguez put Olympiakos ahead on 56 minutes while Spyros Risvanis drew Panionios level on 63 minutes.
In the 73rd minute, Felipe Pardo made it 2-1 for Olympiakos before Ideye secured the win six minutes later.
In the Spanish La Liga, Isaac Success got on the score sheet as Granada beat visiting Sevilla 2-1.
Success opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Adalberto Penaranda doubled Granada’s lead on 37 minutes.
Vitolo reduced the deficit when he netted on the stroke of half-time for Sevilla, but it wasn’t enough as Granada held on for the win.
Success later made way for Youssef El Arabi on 89 minutes, while his Nigerian team-mate, Uche Agbo, replaced Rene Krhin in the 72nd minute.
In the Tunisian league, Kingsley Sokari opened his goal account for CS Sfaxien, helping them to a 2-0 home win against Zarzis.
Maher Hannachi shot Sfaxien into the lead on 27 minutes before Sokari made it 2-0 in the 67th minute of the game.
And in the English Premier League, John Mikel Obi put in a five-star performance for Chelsea who defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.
Goals from Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa, helped Chelsea to their second away win this season.