Some interesting matches were played in various European Leagues over the weekend, but a lot went down prior to the weekend.
And that’s why in its usual tradition, Soccernet.ng brings to you some of the big talking points you may have missed over the past seven days.
Victor Osimhen Scores First Away Goal For Lille: The 20-year-old has been a revelation in the French topflight since he joined Lille from Royal Charleroi in June.
However, despite his brilliance in front of goal, Osimhen has only scored in Les Douges home games. But that changed on Tuesday as he scored his first away goal and Lille’s only goal in the 4-1 loss to Valencia on Tuesday night.
Although Lille’s Champions League is as good as over, Osimhen can take satisfaction from the fact that he finally broke deadlock away from home.
Ahmed Musa Back With A Brace: The Super Eagles captain has missed action for the last three months, but made his comeback two weeks ago. It got better for the former Leicester player as he scored twice in Al Nassr’s 5-1 win over Afif.
Musa will also be making a return to international football when Super Eagles play Benin and Lesotho in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
Chidera Ejuke seals Heerenveen’s comeback win: The Nigerian scored twice in the nine minutes as Heerenveen came back from a goal down to beat Sparta Rotterdam on Saturday. With the brace, Ejuke has now scored six goals in all competition for the farmers this season.
Golden Eaglets and Olympic Eagles Disappointing Results: The week was a bad one for Nigeria’s age-grade teams as both the U-17 team and U-23 team suffered disappointing results.
Manu Garba’s led team crashed out of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands, while the Olympic Eagles started the defence of their U-23 title with a loss to Cote D’Ivoire.
Huge Advantage For Liverpool In Title Race: Liverpool took a big step in their quest for a first league title in almost 30 years following a win over champions, Manchester City on Sunday.
Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane secured a 3-1 victory over Pep’s men. With the win, Liverpool are now eight points clear of Leicester and Chelsea, and nine points clear of Man City.
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