Nigerian players were brilliant and fantastic – giving Ademetan Abayomi plenty to think about as he looked to pick the best XI from the weekend’s action.
Adeleye Adebayo [Hapoel Jerusalem]
Well positioned to stop thunderbolts in the game against Sektzia Nes Tziona, his performance was mind-blowing. Outstanding.
Kevin Akpoguma [Hoffenheim]
A lion at the heart of the defence and refused to buckle when under pressure. Always aware of his positioning. Magisterial.
Zaidu Sanusi [FC Porto]
Sat and controlled the Vizela forwards with comparative ease. Always ready to put in a good clean tackle and never put a foot wrong or gave an inch. Forceful.
Ola Aina [Torino]
The wing back was his usual elegant, untiring self as Torino edged Monza. Princely.
Moses Simon [Nantes]
Awesome at the wing, sending in menacing crosses all day. Also delivered the perfect pass and scored. Crucial.
Ademola Lookman [Atalanta]
Scored the second goal in breathtaking fashion. Completely ruled the attack on his debut. Inspiring.
Joe Aribo [Southampton]
Got into the perfect position to reduce the deficit as Southampton drew 2-2 against Leeds United. Terrific.
Yusuf Alhassan [Royal Antwerp]
Alhassan was at the heart of all the visitors’ best moves. Always willing to run, played with a smile on his face and enjoyed himself. Vital.
Samuel Chukwueze [Villarreal]
Like a runaway train down the right. He was always involved and would have had a few more assists if the forwards had been on his wavelength. Unstoppable.
Taiwo Awoniyi [Nottingham Forest]
Always lively and scored a great goal. The goalkeeper could do nothing about his goal. He was always running and tormented the West Ham United backline. Stunning.
Victor Osimhen [Napoli]
Man of the Match performance with a goal and one assist. The striker was very effective in the win at Hellas Verona. Stylish.