Several Nigerian footballers were involved in games for their clubs in Europe and beyond on Monday, February 27, and here is Soccernet.ng’s highlight of the top stories.
Samuel Chukwueze was the star of the show as Villarreal came from a goal deficit to seal an impressive 2-1 win over Getafe at the Estadio de la Cerámica in a La Liga matchday 23 encounter.
Getafe drew first blood in the ninth minute as Enes Ünal’s strike silenced the home fans.
But Samuel Chukwueze slapped home the crucial equaliser just before halftime after Getafe goalkeeper David Soria spilled the ball in his path.
The Super Eagles winger then set up José Luis Morales’s winner seven minutes into the second half as Villarreal sealed their tenth win of the campaign.
Chukwueze has now made 17-goal contribution (10 goals, 7 assists) for Villarreal this season.
In the French Ligue 2, Josh Maja and George Ilenikhena were second-half substitutes as Girondins Bordeaux carved out a fine 2-1 win away to Amiens SC.
Josh Maja remains stuck on 11 league goals, having not scored since mid-January.
Ezekiel Henty fired blanks as Apollon needed a 97th-minute winner from Amr Warda to seal a 2-1 triumph over visiting AEK Larnaca in a Cyrpus first division clash at the Alphamega Stadium.
Henty has two goals in 20 league appearances for Apollon.
In the Romania Liga 1, Christian Irobiso could not add to his seven league goals as his Petrolul 52 stumbled to a 2 – 5 home defeat to giants CFR Cluj.
Taofiq Jibril made it a debut to remember as he rounded up the scoring for Ararat-Armenia in their 3-1 victory at Ararat in the Armenia top flight.
In the Egyptian Premier League, youngster Gabriel Ibitham provided the assist for compatriot Charles Ekpenyong to net the consolation goal for Ghazl El Mehalla in their 1 – 2 home defeat against Aswan.