Here is Soccernet.ng‘s highlight of Nigerian footballers showcasing their talent across various European leagues, leaving a lasting impact on their respective teams.
Gift Orban’s prolific goal-scoring form continued for KAA Gent in Belgium, as he notched his 20th goal of the season in a hard-fought [2-2] draw against Cercle Brugge.
Orban’s crucial strike secured Gent’s qualification for the Europa Conference League playoffs.
In the Czech Republic, Rafiu Durosinmi displayed his scoring prowess by finding the back of the net for the third consecutive match. However, Durosinmi’s goal proved to be a mere consolation as his team lost 2-1 to Igoh Ogbu’s Slavia Prague.
Meanwhile, Abdoullahi Tanko impressed with his goal-scoring abilities for Varnsdorf, netting his fourth goal in two games. However, it was not enough, as ten-man Chrudim emerged victorious with a close [3-2] scoreline.
In England, Frank Onyeka delivered a solid performance for Brentford, playing a crucial role in their come-from-behind [3-1] win against Tottenham Hotspur.
Alex Iwobi showcased his skills for Everton, contributing to a [1-1] draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers that secured a vital point in the Toffees’ battle for Premier League survival.
In another stunning upset, Taiwo Awoniyi played the hero for Nottingham Forest, delivering a decisive winning goal in their impressive [1-0] triumph over Arsenal.
The victory not only secured Forest’s Premier League status but also shattered Arsenal’s title aspirations, effectively handing Manchester City the league crown.
Over in France, Moses Simon experienced disappointment as Nantes suffered a resounding [0-3] defeat against Montpellier, leaving them languishing in the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, in Germany, Chidera Ejuke featured as a substitute for Hertha Berlin in their disappointing [1-1] draw against Bochum, a result that confirmed their relegation from the Bundesliga.
Italian football saw a low point for Cremonese, who endured a humiliating [1-5] home defeat at the hands of Bologna. The loss condemned Cyriel Dessers, David Okereke, and Cremonese to relegation to Serie B.
However, Ademola Lookman returned to action triumphantly, providing an assist as Atalanta cruised to a [3-1] victory over Verona.
In Portugal, Oche Ochowechi found the back of the net for Feirense, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a narrow [2-1] loss to Academico Viseu in the Segunda Liga.
Slovakian football witnessed impressive performances from Abdulrahman Taiwo and Chinonso Emeka.
Abdulrahman’s hat-trick propelled Spartak Trnava to a commanding [4-2] win over Zilina in the Super Lig, while Emeka scored his second goal in as many matches, albeit in a losing effort as Trenčín fell [1-3] to Skalica.
Bright Edomwonyi opened the scoring early on for Koper in Slovenia, but it proved to be in vain as they suffered a [1-2] home defeat against Mura in the Slovenian SNL.
Finally, in Spain, Samuel Chukwueze’s three successful dribbles helped Villarreal secure a vital [1-2] away victory against Girona.
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