UEL and UECL Roundup: Ogbu, Tella shine in wins; Dessers suffers defeat

UEL and UECL Roundup: Ogbu, Tella shine in wins; Dessers suffers defeat

  • On Thursday, EaglesTracker followed 18 different matches which could potentially feature Nigerian footballers
  • From the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League

EUROPA LEAGUE

At the OPAP Arena in Greece, Ajax were held to a [1-1] draw by AEK Athens, with Chuba Akpom featuring for the last 20 minutes of the encounter.

Glasgow Rangers' poor form continued on Thursday as the Scottish side fell to a disappointing [2-1] defeat at Aris Limassol inside the Alphamega Stadium. Cyriel Dessers played every minute of the match but had only a second-half yellow card to show for his troubles.

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Sparta Prague head coach Brian Priske kept Victor Olatunji on the bench until the 80th minute, and it was a gamble that failed as Isco's late strike handed Real Betis a [2-1] victory at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

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At the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Ademola Lookman and Atalanta produced a disciplined performance to secure an impressive [1-2] win over Sporting CP.

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Nathan Tella netted his first competitive goal for Bayer Leverkusen and Victor Boniface also featured as the Germans sealed a [1-2] win at Molde.

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At the Fortuna Arena, Igoh Ogbu scored Slavia Prague's second goal of the night to lift the former Czech Republic champions to a stunning [6-0] victory over FC Sheriff

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EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE

Gift Orban was yet again unlucky in front of goal as he continues his search for his first goal since August.

But Tarik Tissoudali's brace was enough to propel KA Gent to a fine [0-2] home victory over Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Rafiu Durosinmi was impressive for Viktoria Plzen as the former Czech champions outclassed their hosts, FC Astana, and soared to a [1-2] narrow win.

Raphael Onyedika dropped another classy display in midfield to inspire Club Brugge to a much-needed [0-1] win.

Bright Osayi-Samuel was a constant menace on the right flank for Bayer Leverkusen as they fought hard to claim a thrilling [2-0] win.

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Cukaricki paraded Sunday Damilare Adetunji, but it was Tolu Arokodare and KRC Genk who returned to Belgium with all three points following their decent [0-2] victory.

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