Odion Ighalo, Stephen Odey and Ezekiel Henty all scored two goals each, as Ademetan Abayomi puts together his best XI from the action.
Maduka Okoye [Sparta Rotherdam]
Could do nothing about Siem de Jong’s goal but kept Sparta Rotherdam in it when parrying several crosses out of danger. Commanding.
Brian Idowu [Khimki]
Got stuck into his defensive duties with real commitment and made sure that Sochi had no leeway. Also made several delightful runs synchronizing them with menacing crosses. Overpowering.
Semi Ajayi [West Bromwich Albion]
Whenever he was needed he was there making sure the Liverpool forwards didn’t get too much of a look in. An all-round solid game by the Arsenal product. Fundamental.
Tyrone Ebuehi [Twente]
Ebuehi was always ready in defence keeping Ado Den Haag occupied while he threatened up front. Always looking for the right pass. Supportive.
Wilfred Ndidi [Leicester City]
Ndidi kept the Blues at bay on several occasions. Laid off some superb passes and kept probing. Threatening.
Rabiu Ibrahim [Slovan Bratislava]
Won the battle of the midfield keeping the opposing team quiet. Always tenacious and unafraid to show his strength he covered a lot of ground, started off several attacks, broke up play and made a couple of important recovery tackles. Intimidating.
Ezekiel Henty [Slovan Bratislava]
Caused real problems for Zlate Moravce every time he got the ball, inspiring with a brace. Unapproachable.
Paul Onuachu [Genk]
Absolutely crackled out upfront, causing no end of pain for the Anderletch defence with his dangerous runs. Finally topped a great performance with a goal. Menacing.
Stephen Odey [Amiens]
A great day at the office for the revitalised striker, with two goals for Amiens. Magnificent.
Odion Ighalo [Al Shabab]
A top performance by the ex-Manchester United striker who scored a double and accounted for an assist against Ettifaq. Superior.
Uncompromising in attack the big man was all over the Benevento defence. He was at his most dangerous in the second half when he score the leveler. Authoritative.