Europa League Roundup: How Nigeria players performed in the Europa League

Europa League Roundup: How Nigeria players perform in the Europa League

Europa League Roundup: How Nigeria players perform in the Europa League

Nigeria players are back in action for their clubs in Europe in the UEFA Europa League. It was a good night for most Nigerian players involved in the competition except a few, who could not pick positive results with their team.

Here is the recap of the performance of Nigerian players in Europe.

Manchester United 1-1 AC Milan 

The biggest match on Thursday took place at Old Trafford. Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by their visitors.

Franck Kessie opened the scoring for the visitors with a volley from the edge of the box. However, the referee disallowed it because he handled the ball with his hand in the process.

Ahmad Diallo replaced Anthony Martial at half-time and scored the first goal, heading home a lofted pass from Bruno Fernandez. Simon Kjaer heads home a Rade Krunic in the 90th to equalize for AC Milan.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer named Shola Shoretire on the bench, but the youngster watched the game from the bench. Fikayo Tomori played the entire duration of the game.

Slavia Prague 1-1 Rangers 

Rangers continued their unbeaten with a 1-1 at the Sinobo Stadium. The host took the lead when Nicolae Stanciu found the back of the net, assisted by Peter Olayinka, while Filip Helander equalizes for the visitors with nine minutes to the end of the game.

Olayinka was substituted at the start of the second period because of injury, with Lukas Masopust replacing him. Steven Gerrard replaced Joe Aribo with Kemar Roofe with nine minutes to the end of the game.

Leon Balogun missed the game because of suspension, while Calvin Bassey was on the bench.

Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Villarreal

The Yellow Submarines secured a vital away win through the goals from Pau Torres and Raul Albion. Samuel Chukwueze enjoyed 84 minutes of action before Jaume Costa took his place on the pitch.

Tottenham 2-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Harry Kane scored in both halves to give Tottenham a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb, while Iyayi Believe Atiemwen replaced Mislav Orsic for the visitors.

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