Just like the Champions League returned for the 20211/22 season, the Europa League has also returned and Yesterday 15 first round group stage games were played. below are the results from the 15 games. One of the star games of the Night was the four goal thriller between Leicester City of England and Napoli of Italy.
Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen scored a brace as Napoli came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw against Kelechi Iheanacho's Leicester City in their first UEFA Europa League match of the season on Thursday night. The Foxes were two goals up in the game before Osimhen took it upon himself to drag his team back into the game with two goals.
The UEFA Champions League and Europa League returned for the 2021/22 season and a couple of Super Eagles players will be participating in both competitions, so we will be taking a look at how they performed in the first round of games. Samuel Chukwueze The speedy winger was unavailable for Villarreal as they played out a 1-1 draw with Atalanta, the 22 year old is suffering from an injury that has kept him out for a while now, his manager Unai Emery said his recovery progress is slow, well he missed the first round of games hopefully he will be available for the next round of fixtures.
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen was the hero for Napoli football club of England on Thursday night, as he netted a brace to rescue an away point for his team, in their 2-2 draw against Leicester City FC in their first game of the UEFA Europa League at the King Power stadium.
Leicester welcomed Napoli to the King Power Stadium in an enthralling match that ended 2-2 after the home team gave away a two-goal lead in less than twenty-one minutes to the end of the match.Leicester and Napoli went into the game as the tournament's favourites have been to the European stage in previous seasons ahead of other newbies in the competition.
Arguable the most entertaining match in the first round of Europa league matches, Leicester and Napoli surely entertained their fans with a 2-2 draw in England, but the Napoli fans will be happier as Victor Osimhen scored a second half brace to help them rescue a draw after being two goals down.
Leicester City's first Europa League game of the season ended in a 2:2 draw against Napoli today. Ayoze Perez and Barnes scored for the host, while Victor Osimhen scored brace for Napoli in an entertaining encounter at the King Power Stadium today. The host took the lead in the early minutes of the game when Ayoze Perez found the back of the net in the 9th minutes.
Victor Osimhen set tongues wagging when he bagged a brace for Napoli in their 2-2 draw against Leicester City on Thursday night. The youngster opened his season's account in the UEFA Europa League match. It's not just the goals which are catching the eye of onlookers but the work rate he displayed at the King Power Stadium.
As of now, there is no match report. As Leicester squander a two-goal lead against Napoli in their Europa League debut, Victor Osimhen scores twice to cancel out Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes. In their dramatic Europa League opening, Leicester City relinquished a two-goal lead in the closing 20 minutes as Victor Osimhen's double won Napoli a 2-2 draw.
Being so flexible is admirable but chopping and changing so frequently can also be counterproductive. There are signs though that Super Eagles have the right pieces, the team just need to be placed in positions they can be their most effective. Gernot Rohr's sides often look to protect their defence with a centre-midfield pairing with Wilfred Ndidi and Joe Aribo acting as two box-to-box midfielders in a lot of matches.
Victor Osimhen scored twice for Napoli as the Serie A club forced Leicester City to 2-2 in a UEFA Europa League Group C match day 1 tie at King Power Stadium on Thursday. The 22-year-old pulled a goal back for the visitors on 69 minutes and completed his brace on 87 minutes after Ayoze Perez and Harvey Barnes scored in the 9th and 64th minutes respectively, to put the fixes 2-0 up.
The Europa League is back and today 15 games were played, the other fixture involving Spartak Moscow and Legia Warsaw was played yesterday and Legia Warsaw won the game by a lone goal. The star game of this round of fixtures saw Napoli play out an interesting 2-2 draw with Leicester City, Victor Osimhen scored the equalizer for Napoli deep into the second half.
Nigerian professional footballer and Napoli’s wonder striker Victor Osimhen, was on target as his team drew their first Europa League Group C match over Leicester City. Victor Osimhen, who was the talk of the match, scored his first goals of the season, as Napoli came from behind to record an important draw (Victor Osimhen scored in the 69th and 87th minutes).
The Group C UEFA Europa League match between Leicester City and Napoli ended in a scintillating 2-2 draw after the Italian club rose from 2-0 to equalize the game - all thanks to inform Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen. The spectacular performance of Osimhen saved the blushes of Napoli after going down by two goals at the Foxes Stadium.
Nigeria is certainly one of the favourites to win the African Cup of Nations next year. This is because we have some of the best football players in the entire world. For instance, Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho have been in tremendous form since the beginning of this year.
Osimhen was a doubt for the game against Brendan Rodgers’ men following a knock suffered during Napoli's 2-1 victory against Juventus in a Serie A fixture at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. Notwithstanding, he overcame the injury setback to get Luciano Spalletti’s nod to start alongside Lorenzo Insigne and Hirving Lozano.
Leicester City versus Napoli is the biggest match of the Europa League Group Stage fixtures. The clubs have proven to be consistent performers in their various leagues over the years. Football fans anticipate the result from this match, particularly fans in Nigeria. Leicester has Super Eagles defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho in their team.
Photo Credit : Odion Ighalo Odion Ighalo is back in the news after netting two excellent goals for his club Al-Shabab Football Club in the Saudi Arabian Premier League encounter against Al-Hazm on Sunday. The 32-year-old forward scored in the 3rd and 87th minute to give his club their first victory of the season, four games.
The super eagles of Nigeria is blessed with several top strikers, many of which produce goals for their clubs; the likes of Paul Onuachu, Terem Moffi, Victor Osimhen and Sadiq Umar are capable of the leading the attack of the super eagles. However, only Victor Osimhen enjoys the confidence of Genort Rohr, as he seem to field in the Napoli forward at every opportunity.
Nigerian players were in action for their various clubs abroad at the weekend. We take a look at how many of them performed for their clubs Paul Onuachu scored an equalizer from the spot against Royal Union as Genk came from behind to snatch a point at home. It was Onuachu's third goal of the season