Victor Moses out-shined Ahmed Musa in the league cup match involving Chelsea and Leicester City yesterday. Chelsea ran away with a 4-2 win over the Premier League champions at the King Power Stadium while Vincent Enyeama, Hope Akpan and Kelechi Nwakali couldn’t save their clubs from suffering defeats.
Here is the report card of Nigerian players who were involved in Tuesday football across Europe.
Victor Moses played the entire minutes in his club’s 4-2 extra time win over the EPL champions in the league cup. Moses played an important role in his clubs victory as his direct run created opening and wrecked Leicester City’s defence on the night.
Ahmed Musa may have ended on the losing side but he will be pleased with his performance on the night. Musa assisted Okazaki’s first goal and was a thorn on Chelsea’s defence all through the time he spent on the pitch before he was substituted for Jamie Vardy. He could have given his team the lead few minutes before his withdrawal but an excellent save from Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Begovic denied him.
Hope Akpan was on the pitch for the entire match as his team got eliminated from the league cup by Leeds United. The towering midfielder who has been in fine form since he joined Rovers from Reading couldn’t prevent his team from defeat.
Vincent Enyeama couldn’t save his club from going down 2-1 at home to Toulouse in their Ligue 1 midweek clash. Lille has lost their last 3 games and Vincent has conceded 8 goals in 5 games keeping clean sheet in only one of their five Ligue 1 games.
Kelechi Nwakali scored from the spot but he couldn’t save his club from getting kicked out of the Netherlands – KNVB Beker by Volendam. After 120 minutes of action the clubs went into penalty, and Arsenal loanee converted his clubs first penalty but Loshaj missed the last penalty to hand Volendam the victory.