Ighalo's Al Hilal fall to Real Madrid; Oshoala, Iheanacho, Ariyo on target

Ighalo's Al Hilal fall to Real Madrid; Oshoala, Iheanacho, Ariyo on target

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At a full-capacity Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Morocco, Odion Ighalo featured for the last few minutes as Al Hilal fell to a [5-3] defeat against Real Madrid in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup.


Ageless forward, Peter Utaka scored Ventforet Kofu's only goal in their [2-1] defeat against Yokohama F Marinos in a fiercely-contested Japanese Super Cup final.


In the English Premier League, Kelechi Iheanacho scored one and assisted another to power Leicester City to an impressive [4-1] triumph over Antonio Conte's Tottenham Hotspur. Wilfred Ndidi played 21 mins of the encounter.

Only seven days ago, Iheanacho contributed three goals (one goal, two assists) to lead the Foxes to a [4-2] victory over Aston Villa - the Foxes' first league win of 2023.


In Spain, Asisat Oshoala found the net for the eighth consecutive league match as Barcelona cruised to a comfortable [4-0] win at Deportivo Alavés.

Sadly, Barcelona's second goal was an own goal by Oshoala's international teammate, Osinachi Ohale.


In Italy, Ademola Lookman provided a second-half assist to inspire Atalanta to a hugely commendable [2-0] victory away at Lazio. The in-form winger created 6 goalscoring chances for his side during his 89 mins of action.


20-year old striker, Gift Emmanuel Orban bagged a brace on his KAA Gent debut to help his side earn a [3-3] draw at KVC Westerlo.

In the Women's Super League, Super Falcons striker, Roosa Funmilayo Ariyo rounded up the scoring as Club Brugge made light work of White Star Woluwe with a [3-0] victory.


In the Slovakian Super Liga, Abdulrahman Taiwo scored his fourth league goal of the season to steer title-chasing Spartak Trnava to a hard-fought [2-1] victory over bottom-of-the-table Liptovský Mikuláš.

Also in the same division, Nigerian youngster Kenneth Ikugar came off the bench to provide the assist that helped Zlaté Moravce earn a [1-1] draw at home to Podbrezová.


23-year old defender, Igoh Ogbu made his debut with an impressive display, helping Slavia Prague earn a clean sheet in their [2-0] victory over Brno. Peter Olayinka also featured for Slavia Prague, while Wale Musa Alli played 88 mins for Brno.

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