Here is Soccernet.ng’s highlight of a few European club games involving Nigerian footballers on Sunday.
Nigerian forward David Okereke and Super Eagles fullback Tyrone Ebuehi were in action as Venezia threw away a three-goal lead to lose 3-4 at home to Verona.
Okereke started and played his part as Ceccaroni, Črnigoj and Henry put the Winged Lions three-nil up inside the first half-hour. But Henry’s own goal shortly after the break and a red card to Ceccaroni on the hour changed the complexion of the clash.
Ebuehi’s introduction shortly after Caprari’s penalty made it 3-2 for Verona did not stop Simeone from smashing home a late brace and snatching all three points for the visitors.
In France, Terem Moffi’s goal drought and Lorient’s stinking dorm continued as Moses Simon’s Nantes picked up a fine 1-0 away win at the Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
Wylan Cyprien’s 83rd-minute effort settled the hard-fought encounter in favour of the Yellow Canaries.
In the English Premier League, Nigerian international saw action for the last 20 minutes as Leeds United forced Brentford to a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Elland Road.
Brentford had turned a goal deficit into a 2-1 lead before Onyeka was brought on in the 69th minute. But Bamford sliced home a late equaliser deep into stoppage time to earn a share of the spoils for Leeds.
In the Spanish Primera División Femenina, Super Falcons defender Osinachi Ohale scored her second goal of the season to lift Deportivo Alaves to a 3-1 victory over Valencia at the Ciudad Deportiva José Luis Compañón.
The 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations winner doubled Alaves’ lead in the 54th minute, four minutes after Miriam Diéguez’s penalty had opened the scoring for the home side.
Sanadri added a third for the Mikel Crespo-tutored ladies before Altuve grabbed a consolation strike for Valencia.