Here is the Soccernet.ng round-up of the top matches involving Nigerian stars on Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Saturday’s Primera Division Femenina clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid was a highly anticipated match, and it did not disappoint.
Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala was a second-half substitute for Barcelona, who managed to secure a 1-0 victory at the Estadi Johan Cruyff. The game’s only goal came from Fridolina Rolfö’s penalty in the 77th minute, extending Barcelona’s unbeaten streak in the league since June 1st, 2021.
Barcelona have won a remarkable 58 consecutive matches since that loss to Atletico Madrid.
In Tenerife, Gift Monday played a vital role in Granadilla Tenerife’s 2-0 win over Sporting de Huelva, securing their third consecutive victory.
Blessing Demehin featured while Rofiat Imuran was on the bench throughout as Stade de Reims triumphed over visiting Sochaux 3-1 in the French Femenine Division 1.
Super Falcons goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie maintained her impressive clean sheet record in Paris FC’s goalless draw against Bordeaux at the Stade Sainte-Germaine in Le-Bouscat.
Meanwhile, in the Russian Superliga Women, Macleans Chinonyerem scored the opening goal in Lokomotiv Moskva’s 3-0 win over Zvezda Perm, pushing for a Super Falcons return.
She has now scored four goals in three games for Lokomotiv Moskva, which is half of her club’s eight goals, placing them at joint top of the league table.
Francisca Ordega was among the goals as CSKA Moskva trounced Yenisey 4-0 to maintain their perfect start to the Russian Women’s Superliga season.
In Japan’s J2 League, Peter Utaka proved that age is just a number as he played a pivotal role in Ventforet Kofu’s 4-2 victory away to Mito Hollyhock. Utaka, 39, assisted Ventforet Kofu’s opener and netted the club’s third and fourth goals.
Finally, in the MLS, William Agada scored the opening goal for Sporting KC, but Seattle Sounders responded impressively to secure a 4-1 away win.
Obinna Nwobodo was outstanding in Cincinnati’s midfield, helping the club to a narrow 1-0 win at Nashville in Tennessee.