Red-hot Simeon Nwankwo scored his 18th Serie B goal of the season – his fifth in his last three games – to power Crotone to a narrow 1-0 victory at home to Pordenone Calcio on Monday night.
The Super Eagles forward has been a vital component of The Pythagoreans’ chase for a promotion ticket, with Giovanni Stroppa’s men now needing seven points from their last three games to guarantee their place among Italy’s elite.
In the Serie A, Ola Aina was impressive all night for Torino at the San Siro, but it was not enough as Inter Milan delivered an excellent second half to romp to a fine 3-1 win.
Andrea Belotti gave Torino a first-half lead, but second half strikes from Young, Martinez, and Godin turn the tie around in favour of Antonio Conte’s side.
In Turkey, Ogenyi Onazi was introduced at halftime, and he helped Denizlispor to a thrilling come-from-behind 2-1 triumph over Trabzonspor at the Denizli Ataturk Stadium.
The Super Lig title-hunting visitors had Anthony Nwakaeme in their ranks and headed to the halftime break with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Caleb Ekuban’s 14th-minute strike.
But Hadi Sacko equalized for the hosts moments after the restart before Oscar Estupinan netted the winner six minutes from time.
In his 23rd La Liga game of the season, Nigeria’s Ramon Azeez fought hard at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes but could not prevent Granada from losing 2-1 to visiting Real Madrid.
Ferland Mendy and Karim Benzema set Zinedine Zidane’s men on the path to victory with goals in the first half, but Darwin Marchis reduced the deficit for the home side after the break.
Los Merengues are now within three points of lifting their first league title in three years.