Nigerians impress in Europa League

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Ogenyi Onazi -front-ai-300Nigerians continued to impress in Europe’s second tier club competition, the Uefa Europa League.

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Ezekiel Imoh, Okechukwu Irobiso and Ogenyi Onazi were all in the thick of action for their respective clubs on Thursday.

Real Betis’ Nosa Igiebor missed out on his club’s second game in succession while Dele Adeleye, Kim Ojo, Lukman Haruna and Brown Ideye all watched from the bench as their clubs navigated the treacherous waters of the rather unpredictable competition.

It was another night to remember and supersport.com now rounds up the best of the action.

Standard Liege 1-3 Salzburg (Stade Maurice Dufrasne)

Ezekiel Imoh was on from start to finish for Standard Liege but the night ended on an unhappy note for the Nigerian.

He was booked after 20 minutes and powerless to prevent his side from capitulating to a heavy defeat to the Austrians.

Dnipro 2-0 Pacos de Ferreira (Dinipro Arena)

Another sad Nigerian on Thursday night was Okechukwu Irobiso who failed to prevent defeat for the Portuguese side.

Irobiso who played for all 90 minutes was booked in the second minute of added time.

Vitoria Guimares 0-1 Real Betis (Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques)

Igiebor was not listed in La Liga for Betis at the weekend and it was the same story on Thursday as he failed to make the trip to Portugal.

The Beticos did not miss their Nigeria midfielder too much though as they won 1-0 at the Estadio Dom Afonso Henriques.

Tromso 0-1 Anzhi (Alfheim Stadium)

Dele Adeleye was an unused substitute for the Russians who coasted to a 1-0 win at the Alfheim.

Rapid Wien 2-2 Genk (Ernst-Happel-Stadion)

Kim Ojo watched on from the bench for all 90 minutes as Genk, the Belgian club that pay his wages battled to a 2-2 draw against the Austrians at the magnificent Ernst-Happel-Stadion.

Thun 0-2 Dynamo Kyiv

Lukman Haruna and Brown Ideye were both unused substitutes in Dynamo Kyiv’s impressive 2-0 road win at Thun.

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Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsolahttps://naija247news.com
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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