Soccernet.ng highlights some of the most notable actions that involved Nigerian footballers across Europe on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.
In the UEFA Champions League, Victor Osimhen and Napoli lost their first game of the season as Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners at Anfield.
Late goals from Mo Salah and Darwin Nunez powered the Reds to victory in the gameweek six clash. Napoli, however, finished as group winners despite the dropped points.
At the Estádio Do Dragão, Porto defeated Atletico Madrid 2-0 to send the Spanish La Liga outfit out of Europe.
Nigerian fullback Zaidu Sanusi featured for 53 minutes before he was substituted after suffering a knock.
In Scotland, Calvin Bassey and Ajax Amsterdam redeemed a bit of their battered image with an impressive 3-1 win at Glasgow Rangers.
Ajax, as a result, drop down to the Europa League, the continent’s second-tier club competition.
In the Spanish Segunda Division, Kelechi Nwakali got one over one of his former employers as he helped Ponferradina to a 1-0 win over Huesca.
It would be recalled that Huesca terminated Nwakali’s contract earlier in the year for alleged gross misconduct.
But the Nigeria international insisted the club frowned at his refusal to sign a new long-term deal and his participation at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in January.
The midfielder, however, had the last laugh on Tuesday night as Yuri de Souza Fonseca’s 11th-minute penalty was all the hosts needed to shoot down Huesca.
The victory lifts Ponferradina out of the relegation zone.