Soccernet.ng brings you an exhilarating roundup of Nigerian football stars who illuminated European clubs on Saturday
Belarus: Orsha stuns Lokomotiv Gomel with comeback win
In a gripping encounter in the Belarus 1. Division, Abdulaziz Laval emerged as the hero for Orsha.
Laval struck the decisive blow in the 71st minute, securing a remarkable come-from-behind [1-2] victory on the road against Lokomotiv Gomel.
The crowd was awed as the visitors turned the tables and claimed all three points.
China: Liaoning Shenyang triumphs with Musa’s brilliance
Over in China League One, Liaoning Shenyang had reason to celebrate as Sabir Isah Musa found the back of the net in their pivotal [2 – 0] win over Dandong Tengyue.
Czech Republic: Tanko’s late surge secures victory
In the Czech Republic, a thrilling match unfolded as Baník Ostrava welcomed České Budějovice.
Abdullahi Tanko stole the spotlight, coming off the bench to score twice in just nine minutes. His remarkable feat propelled Baník Ostrava to a much-needed [2 – 0] victory on home turf.
Despite the presence of Quadri Adediran and Wale Alli in the visitors’ ranks, they could not find a consolation goal, leaving the home crowd jubilant.
England: League drama unfolds
In the Premier League, Taiwo Awoniyi continued his sensational form, notching his seventh consecutive goal for Nottingham Forest.
Despite going two goals ahead, Forest eventually succumbed to a [3-2] defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Ola Aina also featured for Forest.
Meanwhile, at the Emirates Stadium, Fulham faced adversity as Calvin Bassey received a red card, but they rallied late to secure a hard-fought [2-2] draw against Arsenal.
In another fixture, Brentford introduced Frank Onyeka after the break in their 1 – 1 draw at home to Crystal Palace.
In the Championship, Semi Ajayi played a crucial role, providing an assist for West Brom’s opening goal.
Josh Maja came on as a second-half substitute as West Brom emerged victorious with a [4-2] win over Middlesbrough.
Fred Onyedinma scored for Rotherham United, but Kelechi Iheanacho’s assist helped Leicester City claim a [1-2] away win. Wilfred Ndidi also featured for the Foxes in this thrilling encounter.
In League One action, Dominic Udoh was the hero, smashing in the only goal that inspired Shrewsbury Town to a gritty 0-1 away win at Fleetwood Town.
Germany: Boniface, Akpoguma shine
In the Bundesliga, Victor Boniface made a memorable mark, scoring a brilliant brace that inspired Bayer Leverkusen to a commanding [0-3] triumph away against high-flying Borussia Monchengladbach. It was a performance of the highest class.
Elsewhere, Kevin Akpoguma showcased his defensive prowess as Hoffenheim battled to a thrilling 2-3 victory on the road against newly-promoted Heidenheim.
Greece: Asteras Tripolis dominate
In the Greek Super League 1, Oluwatobiloba Adefunyibomi played a crucial role, assisting one of Asteras Tripolis’ goals in their dominant 3 – 0 victory over OFI.
Hungary: Edomwonyi, Stephen impress for Diósgyőr
Bright Edomwonyi was the standout performer, scoring a goal with an assist from Godfrey Stephen to power Diósgyőr to a straightforward [2 – 0] triumph over Kisvárda in the NB I.
Over at the Szusza Ferenc Stadion in Budapest, Peter Ambrose struck the winning goal for Újpest on the hour mark, securing a narrow [2 – 1] win over Zalaegerszeg.
Italy: Chukwueze celebrates win in San Siro debut
In Serie A, Samuel Chukwueze made a memorable home debut for AC Milan at the San Siro, contributing to his side’s convincing [4-1] victory over Torino.
However, it was a forgettable day for Ademola Lookman, who was substituted at halftime in Atalanta’s embarrassing [2-1] defeat to newly-promoted Frosinone.
Tyronne Ebuehi played the full match but could not prevent Empoli from a [2-0] loss at Monza.
Latvia: Ogunji’s impact on Riga
In Latvia’s Virsliga, Olabanjo Ogunji made an impact off the bench, assisting Riga’s second goal en route to their impressive 3 – 0 win over Valmiera.
Romania: Otele’s heroics for CFR Cluj
Philip Otele delivered a remarkable performance, netting a double to inspire CFR Cluj to a hard-earned [3 – 1] victory against Botoșani.
Júnior Pius assisted Botoșani’s consolation goal in the 65th minute.
Slovakia: Podbrezová hold Trenčín to a draw
In Slovakia, Ridwan Sanusi played a key role, scoring Podbrezová’s second goal in their entertaining [2 – 2] away draw with Trenčín, who featured Flying Eagles star, Jude Sunday.