Matchday Report: Osimhen, Kanu, Payne, Taiwo shine in Europe

Matchday Report: Osimhen, Kanu, Payne, Taiwo shine in Europe

  • On Saturday, EaglesTracker followed 110 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian footballers
  • From 54 different leagues around the world
  • Here are the top stories


Meanwhile, in Albania's 1st Division, Chinonso Onu was among the goals as Besa Kavajë returned to winning ways with a crushing [5-1] win over visiting Turbina Cërrik.


Igoh Ogbu's solid defensive showing and Peter Olayinka's crucial equaliser helped Slavia Prague return to the top of the Fortuna Liga table with a come-from-behind win over rivals Viktoria Plzen. Rafiu Durosinmi was an 85th-minute substitute for Plzen.


Everton climbed out of the relegation zone in the English Premier League thanks to a decent shift by Alex Iwobi in their crucial [1-0] victory over Brentford.

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Meanwhile, Leicester City fell to [3-1] defeat against Chelsea at the King Power Stadium, with Kelechi Iheanacho featuring and Wilfred Ndidi as an unused substitute.

Emmanuel Dennis made an appearance from the bench, but it wasn't enough to prevent Nottingham Forest from falling to a [3-1] defeat away at Tottenham.


Josh Maja provided the assist for Girondins Bordeaux's goal in their [1-1] draw at Sochaux in the French Ligue 2.

Josh Maja vs Sochaux


Victor Osimhen assisted Napoli's first goal in their 2-0 win at home against Ademola Lookman's Atalanta, sending Luciano Spalletti's men 18 points clear at the top of the Serie A table.

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Tyronne Ebuehi watched from the bench as Isaac Success, Kingsley Ehizibue, and Udinese secured a narrow [1-0] win over Empoli at the Stadio Carlo Castellani.


Oche Ochonwochi ended his six-month goal drought by netting the winner for Feirense in their [0-1] win away at UD Oliveirense in the Portuguese Segunda Liga.


In Liga 1, Okechukwu Irobiso continued his fine form as he assisted Petrolul 52's winning strike in their [1-0] victory over Arges away from home.


Aba-born Macleans Chinonyerem scored the opener to power Lokomotiv Moskva to a fine [2-0] victory over Yenisey on the opening weekend of the 2023 Superliga Women's season.


In Slovakia's Superliga, Wisdom Kanu scored one and assisted another, while super-sub Issa Adekunle was also on target as Zemplín Michalovce outclassed Zlaté Moravce [5-2] in a memorable seven-goal thriller.

Abdurahman Taiwo bagged a brace to help Spartak Trnava power to an excellent [6-1] win at home against Podbrezová.

Abdulrahman Taiwo goal


Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi came off the bench to score an 86th-minute winner for NK Celje in their narrow 1-0 win away at Koper.

Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi goal


In the Primera Division Feminina, Toni Payne provided an assist for Sevilla's fifth-minute opener. Still, Levante Las Planas fought back, thanks to Rita Chikwelu and Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene's contributions, earning a [1-1] draw at home.

Levante ended Asisat Oshoala's excellent goal-scoring run, but Barcelona still managed to secure a [4-0] win.

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Obinna Nwobodo put in a good performance to help 10-man FC Cincinnati hang on for a [1-0] victory at home against Seattle Sounders.

William Agada was in action for Sporting Kansas City as they played out a goalless draw against LA Galaxy.

Ibrahim Sunusi and Chinonso Offor were both in action as CF Montreal fell to a 4rd straight defeat to kick off their 2023 MLS season.

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