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Nigerians abroad: Iheanacho, Michael, Olayinka, Kalu rain goals in England, Finland, Serbia, Switzerland

Soccernet.ng highlights some of the standout performances from Nigerian footballers outside the shores of the country on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

Albania, Finland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic

Bobby Clement’s late effort could not salvage AF Elbasani from a 2-1 loss against Flamurtari in Albania’s 1st Division clash.

Peter Michael’s extended his scoring streak to nine consecutive games as he scored to propel VPS to a 2-0 triumph over SJK in Finland’s Veikkausliiga. The 25-year-old now has seven league goals in the Championship Round. 

Umeh Emmanuel’s remarkable second-half brace led Botev Plovdiv to a thrilling 5-3 victory over Botev Vratsa in Bulgaria’s First League. 

Solomon John’s debut top-flight goal marked Mladá Boleslav’s astonishing 9-5 triumph over Zlín in the Czech Republic. 

Teenage sensation Lucky Ezeh’s decisive goal secured Karviná’s 1-0 win over Hradec Králové, marking the team’s third victory of the campaign in the Czech Republic.

England, France, Germany, 

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho’s pivotal roles guided Leicester City to a remarkable 3-1 comeback victory against Swansea City in the Championship.

Iheanacho netted the third goal for the visitors, his fifth in 12 games for the Foxes. 

Frank Onyeka’s impressive performance and Brentford’s solid teamwork led them to a comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Burnley at the Gtech Community Stadium in the Premier League.

Ola Aina’s return from injury provided a boost for Nottingham Forest as they settled for a 2-2 draw against Luton Town at the City Ground.

Elijah Adebayo’s stoppage-time goal for Luton completed a resilient comeback from a two-goal deficit.

Terem Moffi’s commendable performance bolstered OGC Nice to a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Marseille in France’s Ligue 1.

Super Eagles striker Victor Boniface contributed an assist to lift Bayer Leverkusen to a close 2-1 triumph over Wolfsburg. 

Hungary, Serbia, Scotland, Switzerland

Peter Ambrose and Vincent Onovo’s instrumental performances propelled Újpest to a thrilling 5-3 win over Kecskemét, with Ambrose’s assist and Onovo’s goal sealing the hosts’ dominant performance.

Cyriel Dessers found the net for the second time in the Scottish Premiership to guide Rangers to an impressive 4-0 win over Hibernian at the Ibrox Stadium. 

Peter Olayinka’s crucial goal contributed to Red Star Belgrade’s narrow 3-2 win against Javor in the Serbian Super Liga clash. 

In Spain, Asisat Oshoala’s standout performance was highlighted by her two goals, which powered Barcelona to a convincing 6-1 victory against Granada. 

Rasheedat Ajibade’s Atletico Madrid also secured a comfortable 2-0 win against Sporting Huelva.

Samuel Kalu’s first goal in over two years for Lausanne-Sport marked a significant moment in their impressive 2-2 draw against Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy in Switzerland.