Highlights of some eye-catching displays from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Saturday, November 25, 2023 include:
Toni Payne assisted one of the goals for Sevilla during their 6-0 victory over Real Betis in their Primera Division Femenine clash.
In the Bulgarian top flight, Samuel Akere bagged two goals to help Botev Plovdiv overcome a goal deficit and secure a 3-1 triumph over Pirin Blagoevgrad.
Gift Monday and Rinsola Babajide were involved as Tenerife continued their resurgence with a 1-1 draw at Villarreal.
In the Belgian Pro League, Tolu Arokodare’s introduction in the second half did not stop Genk from falling to a narrow 1-0 loss away to Standard Liège.
William Troost-Ekong overcame his physical struggles to help PAOK keep a clean sheet in their 5 – 0 thrashing of Panserraikos in Greece.
In the Greek Super League 2, Johnson Eboh netted the match-winning goal for Iraklis 1908 as they soared to a 1-0 triumph over AEK Athens II.
Over to the Russian First League, where Jonathan Okoronkwo scored his 13th goal of the season to power Arsenal Tula to a fine 2 – 0 win over KAMAZ. Nobody in the division has more goals than the Calabar-born 20-year-old.
In the Czech Republic’s top division, Ahmad Ghali emerged as the hero for Slovan Liberec, netting both goals that led his team to a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Mladá Boleslav.
Wale Alli’s assist set up Quadri Adediran’s goal for České Budějovice, but Igoh Ogbu and Slavia Prague secured a slim 2-1 win.
In the English Premier League, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka impressed in midfield until Kai Havertz’s last-gasp winner for Arsenal disrupted the Bees’ clean sheet.
In the Championship, Wilfred Ndidi returned to Leicester City’s lineup, contributing to their 2-0 win over Watford.
West Bromwich Albion secured a comfortable 2-0 victory with contributions from Josh Maja and Semi Ajayi.
In League One, Bolton Wanderers handed Exeter City a humiliating 7-0 defeat, with Victor Adeboyejo among the goals.
Dominic Udoh scored the winning goal that carved out a 2-1 triumph for Shrewsbury Town over Port Vale.
In the German Bundesliga, Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella played pivotal roles as Bayer Leverkusen secured their 11th Bundesliga win with an impressive 0-3 victory against Werder Bremen.
In the Italian Serie A, Samuel Chukwueze played every minute of AC Milan’s 1-0 victory over Fiorentina.
Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi shone in Salernitana’s attack during their brilliant 2-1 win against Lazio.
Napoli claimed a thrilling 2-1 victory at Atalanta, with Osimhen returning from injury to assist Elmas in netting the winning goal.
Super Eagles winger, Ademola Lookman scored Atalanta’s consolation goal with a smart header early in the second half.
In Serie B, David Okereke and Cremonese did their promotion hopes a world of good after claiming a hard-fought 1 – 0 win over Lecco.
In the Portuguese Segunda Liga, Abraham Marcus scored a brace, propelling Porto II to a commanding 3-0 victory over Academico Viseu, showcasing his form with five goals in 11 league appearances.
In Saudi Arabia, Odion Ighalo delivered a standout performance, securing a hat-trick in Al Wehda’s impressive 3-1 win against Al Khaleej.
Anthony Nwakaeme’s lone goal proved decisive as Al Fayha triumphed over Al Fateh.
In the Swiss top flight, Ifeanyi Mathew played a key role, providing the assist for Zürich’s final goal in their 3-1 victory over Young Boys at the Stadion Letzigrund.