Soccernet.ng brings you the highlights as three Nigerian footballers were involved in a win, a draw, and a loss in a trio of French top-flight matches played on Sunday
Nigerian international Moses Simon was on the pitch for 81 minutes as two second-half goals powered Nantes to a 2-0 win over Troyes in a Ligue 1 clash at the Stade de la Beaujoire.
Simon claimed the club’s Player of the Month on Thursday for the second straight month after a string of excellent performances.
The 26-year-old was not among the goals on Sunday afternoon, as Andrei Girotto’s fine finish and Ludovic Blas’ penalty gave the Canaries their fourth win of the campaign.
In another Ligue 1 encounter, Super Eagles playmaker Samuel Kalu was named in Bordeaux’s starting eleven, but he could not help Les Girondins avoid a 3-0 defeat at Monaco.
Tchouameni struck first for the home side ten minutes before the break, and the victory was sealed after the interval with efforts from Golovin and Yedder.
At the Moustir, Terem Moffi was on from the start as Lorient fought back to force newly-promoted Clermont Foot to a 1-1 draw.
Mohamed Bayo handed the visitors the perfect start with the opening goal after just 15 minutes, but Julien Laporte’s effort ten minutes after the first half break restored parity for Lorient.
The home side’s hope of going on to win the game took a hit in the 69th minute when star striker Moffi went down injured.
Despite receiving medical attention, the 22-year-old could not continue and was replaced by Dango Ouattara.
Moffi had been called up as a replacement for injured Everton winger Alex Iwobi, but he has now been replaced by Taiwo Awoniyi.