Top five fixtures involving Super Eagles players this weekend
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Top five fixtures involving Super Eagles players this weekend

Club football returns this weekend and as usual Super Eagles players would be involved in these games across Europe.

There are a lot of derbies to look out for this weekend. The Merseyside Derby, Old Firm Derby, Milan Derby and the Portuguese Classico.

For sure some Nigerians are involved in these games and a lot of other scintilating games in Europe’s top five leagues.

In this article, we would look into five games that would be involving a Nigerian players that you must not miss.

5. Sanusi Zaidu (Sporting CP v FC Porto)

Super Eagles left back Sanus Zaidu is expected to feature in this clash as the two of the biggest clubs in the Primeira Liga go head-to-head.

With the departure of Alex Telles, Sanusi Zaidu is expected to start at the at the left back for FC Porto.

The clash this Saturday at the Estadio Jose Alvalade is the 43rd clash between these two teams. The previous 42 Portuguese Classico have seen Sporting CP winning 15, losing 18 and drawing 9.

4. Leon Balogun (Celtic v Rangers)

Rangers are without Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo but Leon Balogun another Nigeria International would be in action on Saturday.

Leon Balogun is expected to start at the back as Rangers travel to the Celtic Park for the 421st ‘Old Firm’ Derby clash.

The match will take place at 12:30pm.

3. Kevin Akpoguma (Hoffenheim vs Dortmund)

Super Eagles defender Kevin Akpoguma would be in action as Hoffenheim host Borussia Dortmund at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Saturday by 2:30pm.

In 26 previous encounters between the two sides, Borussia Dortmund hold a slight advantage. They have won 10 games, lost seven and drawn nine.

But tomorrow Kevin Akpoguma and his teammates would be hoping the reproduce the form that helped them beat Bayern Munich 4-1 in September.

2. Victor Osimhen ( Napoli v Atalanta)

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen would be leading the attack when Napoli tackle free scoring Atalanta at the San Paolo on Saturday.

Napoli who were fined for not turning up against Juventus in their Serie A week three clash would be looking to bounce back from the disappointment.

While Atalanta who have a perfect record in the Serie A would be looking to make it four in four to consolidate their position at the top of the log.

Victor Osimhen has fired blank in his first two Serie A games would be out to open his goal scoring account on Saturday. The match will start by 2pm.

  1. Alex Iwobi (Everton v Liverpool)

The whole world would be watching this fixture and fortunately for us Super Eagles Alex Iwobi would be in action.

It is not just another Merseyside Derby but a clash between the most inform team in the Premier League and the Premier League reigning champions.

Liverpool travel to The Goodison Park for the lunchtime kick off on the back of their 7-2 bashing in the hands of Aston Villa.

Klopp boys would be out to seek redemption while Carlo Ancelotti and his boys would out to maintain their winning run.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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