Here is Soccernet.ng’s highlight of the notable performances of several Nigerian stars for their respective clubs in Europe.
In the English Premier League, a brilliant James Warde-Prowse first-half free-kick inspired Paul Onuachu’s Southampton to a stunning 1-0 over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
It was the first time Southampton would record a win since Onuachu joined from KRC Genk in January.
The Saints, however, remained stuck at the foot of the league table despite the unexpected away triumph.
At Goodison Park, Alex Iwobi provided the assist to the winning strike as Everton ran out 1-0 winners over Leeds United.
In the Championship, Chuba Akpom continued his excellent form with a brace that powered Middlesbrough to a thrilling 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers.
Straight to the Spanish La Liga, where Samuel Chukwueze grabbed a goal for Villarreal, but their day ended in disappointment as Mallorca romped to a 4-2 home win.
The defeat strikes a blow in Villarreal’s European hopes as Mallorca overtook the Yellow Submarines on the league table with the three points bagged.
Elsewhere in the Segunda Division, Kelechi Nwakala impressed from start to finish as Ponferradina were held to a boring 0-0 draw at home to Levante.
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In Serie A, Kingsley Ehizibue and Destiny Udogie featured from the start, while Isaac Success came off the bench as Udinese crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Inter Milan.
Over to the French Ligue 1, where Terem Moffi and Folarin Balogun fired blanks as OGC Nice forced visiting Reims to a goalless draw.
In Austria, youngster Michael Usor came off the bench to set up Keito Nakamura’s 90th-minute equaliser in LASK’s 1-1 draw at Reid.
Finally, in Belgium, Victor Boniface made it five goals in 23 appearances, but it did not help Union Saint Gilloise avoid a 4-2 loss at home to Standard Liege.