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  • Updated: January 16, 2023

Goals Galore For Nigerians In European Leagues

Yet again, a host of Nigerian footballers have made headlines for their clubs in Europe as they got themselves on the scoresheet over the weekend.

The footballers of Nigerian descent showed top class and their performances were pivotal as they helped their teams with an all-important victory.

AllNews Nigeria takes a look at the performances of some of the Nigerian footballers that were in action for their European Clubs' at the weekend.

Osimhen's Brace Crush Juventus In 5-1 Defeat

Super Eagles lethal forward Victor Osimhen didn't fail to find the back of the net for Napoli in a crucial fixture against Juventus on Friday evening.

Osimhen scored twice in the explosive showdown to help his side stamp their authority on the Serie A title race by thrashing Juventus 5-1 who had won eight games in a row without conceding.

The 24-year-old Super Eagles frontman broke the deadlock and put Napoli in front in the 14th minute with a header from close range after Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny saved a bicycle kick by winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

He got on the scoresheet again in the 65th minute with his second header of the evening, heading home Kvaratskhelia’s cross to amass a tally of 12 Serie A goals in just 14 Serie A games so far this season.

Luciano Spalletti’s side via Osimhen's brace got powered to a ten-point lead at the summit of the log.

Lookman Scores Twice In Historic Away Win For Atlanta

Just as Osimhen bagged a brace for Napoli, Ademola Lookman displayed brilliance in front of goal with his scoring boots on and put two goals past Salernitana.

The visitors demolished the host 8-2 in a Serie A matchday 18 clash at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday evening.

Lookman scored his first goal in the 20th minute as he converted from the spot to restore Atalanta’s lead after Salernitana’s Boulaye Dia had cancelled out Jeremie Boga’s opener for the hosts.

Shortly after the break, the Nigerian International got his second of the evening to make the scoreline 6-1, pouncing on a pass from Boga to send his tally for the season to nine goals, with only compatriot Napoli’s Victor Osimhen with more (12).

Before Sunday's action, Lookman was relegated to the bench for the entire duration of Atlanta's win at Bologna last week.

However, he was played in a midweek friendly against lowly side Mopella where he netted a brace in the 8-0 destruction to remind his manager Gian Piero Gasperini of his finishing ability.

Lookman's brace at the weekend is his first competitive brace since moving to the Italian top flight in the summer.

Oshoala Brace Extends Barcelona Femeni's Winning Streak

The impressive form of Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala continued at the weekend as she netted a brace in Barcelona's 3-0 win against Sporting Huelva on Saturday.

Oshoala dazzled in attack and opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 21st minute when she headed in a pullback by Ana-Maria Crnogorčević before Mariaona doubled the lead in the 32nd minute. 

Her second goal then arrived in the 57th minute after converting a low cross from Caldentey, though she was denied a hat-trick in the 74th minute when Head Coach Jonatan Giráldez subbed her off.

The brace increases the tally of the record five-time African Best Women’s Player of the Year award winner to seven league goals from 15 games played this season.

With a victory inspired by Oshoala's double, Barcelona Femeni extend their lead at the top of the table with 10 points and are on verge of a record-breaking 50 consecutive league victories.

A win against Levante Las Planas on January 25 at Estadi Johan Cruyff will see the club become, according to the world governing body, FIFA, the first team in football history to register 50 consecutive league victories.

Yira Sor Nets Winner For Genk In Debut Match

It was a weekend to remember for Ex-Flying Eagles footballer, Yira Sor whose his solitary goal made the difference for Genk in their 1-0 win over Zulte Waregem 1-0 in their Belgian Pro League clash.

Sor got on the scoresheet in the 10th minute of regular time as he received a long ball from Ndayishimiye and dashed past three defenders before rifling a left-footed shot into the inner crossbar into the net.

According to Opta's statistics, Sor became the fastest KRC Genk player to score on his Jupiler Pro League starting debut since Opta began collecting data between 2008-09.

The narrow home win means that Genk stay atop of the Belgian Pro League with 52 points from 20 matches this season.

Tobi Adeyemo's First Senior Goal Fires Watford To Victory

Nigerian-born teenager, Tobi Adeyemo, did the unthinkable in Watford's 2-0 home win against Blackpool as he came off the bench to open the scoring for the Hornets in the English Championship on Saturday.

Adeyemo had been given his first team debut for Watford in their FA Cup defeat by Reading last weekend but the teenager put the defeat behind him as soon as he was subbed on for Vakoun Bayo in the 68th minute.

The 17-year-old in his first league game found the net in the 72nd minute, slotting home from close range as he followed up a save from Blackpool goalkeeper Chris Maxwell which kept Matheus Martins out.

Ismaila Sarr sealed victory from the penalty spot after Watford’s Brazilian debutant Martins was brought down by Maxwell in the box.

The win lifted Slaven Bilic's injury-hit side up to third in the Championship against strugglers Blackpool who are without a league win since October, dropping to second from bottom.

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