Sports News of Monday, 10 December 2018
European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.
Despite poor return of goals from Ghanaian players over the weekend, three players managed to grab headlines after coming off the bench to register their names on the scoresheet for their clubs.
Jeffrey Schlupp climbed off the bench to score for Crystal Palace but his strike was not enough to save the Eagles blushes as they tasted their 10th league defeat at West Ham United.
Caleb Ekuban repeated last week’s heroics by coming off the bench to score as Trabzonspor battered Konyaspor.
Alfred Duncan got off the mark for US Sussuolo as they were pegged at home by stubborn AC Fiorentina.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad...
Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp came on in the 66th and 76th minute respectively for Crystal Palace in their 3-2 loss at West Ham United. Schlupp hit the back of the net for the Eagles.
Dennis Odoi played full throttle for Fulham FC when they lost 4-1 to Manchester United.
Huddersfield Town lost 1-0 to Arsenal. Collin Quaner missed the game for the losers.
Newcastle United lost 2-1 at home to Wolves. Christian Atsu was substituted in the 89th minute for the losers.
In the Championship, Andy Yiadom played full throttle for Reading FC when they lost 2-0 to Sheffield United.
Aston Villa played 2-2 with West Bromwich. Albert Adomah missed the game for Villa through injury.
In the League One, AFC Wimbledon played a pulsating 1-1 draw with Rochdale. Kwesi Appiah missed the game for Wimbledon.
Immanuelson Duku was not part of Bat net’s team that lost 1-0 to Ebbsfleet Town.
Joe Dodoo played 75 minutes for Blackpool FC when they defeated Charlton Athletic 2-1. Tarique Fosu played 46 minutes for the losers while Brandon Wiredu was missing in action for them.
Alex Addai played the last 29 minutes of the game for Cheltenham Town and was booked when they defeated Grimsby 2-1.
Nortey Nortei came on in the 71st minute for Dover Athletic when they won 2-1 against AFC Fylde.
Bernard Mensah warmed the bench for Lincoln City when they defeated Stevenage 1-0.
Nana Ofori Twumasi played 90 minutes and was booked for Maidenhead when they lost 1-0 to Hartlepool.
Kwame Thomas watched from the bench as Solihull Moors drew 2-2 with Sutton United.
Thomas Partey picked a booking for Atletico Madrid in their 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves. Mubarak Wakaso was substituted at half time for the losers. Patrick Twumasi was left out of the losers matchday squad.
Emmanuel Boateng cameoed for Levante in their dramatic 4-4 draw with Eiber. Raphael Dwamena was not part of Levante’a team
In the Segunda Division, Real Oviedo lost 2-1 to Almeria. Richard Boateng was part of the victors team.
Yaw Yeboah lasted 89 minutes for CD Numancia in their 2-2 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.
Elche and Gijon played a goalless draw game. Isaac Cofie was not included in Gijon’s match day team
Kwadwo Asamoah lasted the entire duration of the game for Inter Milan when they lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Derby de Italia.
Rahman Chibsah played full throttle for Frosinone Calcio when SS Napoli thrashed them 4-0.
Alfred Duncan played full throttle and scored Sassuolo’s first goal when they played a dramatic 3-3 draw with Fiorentina. Kevin Prince Boateng was absent for Sassuolo.
Afriyie Acquah cameoed for Empoli in their 2-1 win against Bologna. Godfred Donsah was not part of the losers match day team
Nicholas Opoku watched from the bench as his side Udinese lost 3-1 at home to Atalanta.
In the Serie B, Bright Addae was booked and substituted in the 84th minute for Ascoli when they lost 1-0 to Venezia.
Emmanuel Gyasi played full throttle for Spezia when they thrashed Cosenza 4-0.
Bright Gyamfi was introduced on the 30th minute mark for Benevento Calcio in their 1-0 home loss to Hellas Verona.
Grejohn Kyei scored for RC Lens in their 4-2 win over Versailles in the French Cup.
Derrick Luckassen couldn’t play a part for Hertha Berlin due to injury as they pipped Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 at home.
Kasim Nuhu watched from the bench for TSG Hoffenheim in their 2-2 draw with VfL Wolfsburg.
Schalke 04 lost 2-1 to Borussia Dortmund. Baba Rahman missed out again for the losers.
FSV Mainz 05 and Hannover played out a 1-1 stalemate. Issah Abass was not part of Mainz 05 team for the game.
In the Bundesliga II, David Atanga played 32 minutes for Greuther Furth when they lost 5-0 to Aue.
Christopher Adjei Antwi played full throttle for SC Paderborn 07 when they lost 1-0 to Hamburger SV. Bernard Tepketey was not part of the losers team.
Kwame Yeboah was an unused substitute for Fortuna Koln when they played goalless with Munich 1860.
Steffan Nkansah played 90 minutes for Eintracht Braunschweig when they won 1-0 to Hallescher. Manu Marvin Braydon played 74 minutes for the losers.
Gyau Joseph-Claude played 21 minutes for Duisburg when they lost 4-1 to Heidenheim.
German born Ghanaian midfielder Kevin Weidlich played 90 minutes for Energie Cottbus when they played 2-2 draw with Aalen.
Daniel kofi Kyere played 45 minutes for SV Wehen when they lost 2-1 to VfL Osnabruck. Marcel Appiah missed the game for the victors through injury.
Kingsley Schindler lasted 85 minutes for Holstein Kiel in their 2-0 win at SG Dynamo Dresden 2-0. Noah Awauku missed the match for the victors through injury.
Prince Owusu played 16 minutes and was booked for Armenia Bielefeld when they drew 1-1 with Sandhausen.
John Yeboah Zamora netted twice while Charles Jesaja Hermann scored one for VfL Wolfsburg U-19 side in their 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin U-19.
AZ Alkmaar defeated Sittard 3-0. Myron Boadu missed the game for the victors due to injury.
PSV defeated Excelsior 6-0. Cody Gakpo was not included in the victors squad.
Leeroy Owusu played full throttle for Graafschap when they played goalless with Den Haag.
Jonathan Opoku enjoyed 90 minutes for VVV Venlo in their goalless draw with FC Groningen.
In the Eerste Division, Rodney Antwi warmed the bench for FC Volendam when they lost 2-1 to FC Twente.
Kelvin Luckassen returned from suspension to cameo for Almere City as they were thrashed 6-1 at Sparta Rotterdam.
Asumah Abubakar was introduced in the 83rd minute for Maastricht in their 3-1 loss at Waalwijk.
Vincent Atinga and Winful Cobbina played as FK Tirana walloped Kastrioti 4-0.
Seth Painstil missed Admira Wacker’s game against Red Bull Salzburg due to injury. The game ended 2-2.
LASK Linz drew 1-1 with AC Wolfsburger. Samuel Tetteh was not part of LASK’s team.
Joseph Aidoo played 90 minutes while Joseph Painstil warmed the bench for KRC Genk when they played a pulsating 1-1 draw with Kortrijk. Bernard Kumordzi also played 90 minutes for Kortrijk.
Waasland-Beveren defeated Club Brugge 2-1. Nana Opoku Ampomah played 89 minutes for the victors.
Samuel Asamoah 90 minutes and was booked for Sint Truiden when they played a pulsating 1-1 draw with Standard Liege.
William Owusu was in impressive form as he played full throttle and scored for Royal Antwerp when they defeated Cercle Brugge KSV 3-0. Daniel Opare warmed the bench for the victors
Francis Amuzu scored while Dauda Mohammed and Jeremy Doku all warmed the bench for Anderlecht in their 1-1 draw with Sporting Charleroi.
Nana Kwesi Asare captained KAA Gent to a 2-0 victory over KAS Eupen. He was booked. Eric Ocansey was also a second half substitute for the losers. Nurudeen Abdul Manaf was once again not part o the losers match day squad.
In the Proximus League, Ernest Agyiri played 71 minutes for Tubize when they lost 5-2 against Beerschot Wilrijk. Devine Naah watched from the bench of the losers.
Ishmael Baidu played 73 minutes for Septemvri Sofia when they defeated Dunav Ruse 2-1. Derrick Mensah was not part of the losers squad
Edwin Gyasi played full throttle for CSKA Sofia when they piped Vereya 1-0. Michael Tawiah was not part of the losers match day team.
Obeng Regan played 80 minutes for Istra 1961 when they lost 3-1 to Hajduk Split. Said Ahmedwas not in the victors team.
Maxwell Acosty Boadu cameoed for NK Rijeka when they won 3-0 against Lokomotiva Zagreb.
Nasiru Morro watched from the bench as his side Gorica lost 2-1 at home to Osijek.
Benjamin Asamoah played full throttle for Doxa when they lost 3-1 to Anorthosis Famagusta.
Emmanuel Antwi played 90 minutes for Pribram when they defeated Dukla Prague 2-1. He registered an assist for his side’s second goal.
Benjamin Tetteh played full throttle for Sparta Prague when they got piped 1-0 by Teplice.
Hobro IF played goalless with Sonderjyske. Yaw Amankwah played full throttle for IF Hobro. Collins Tanor missed the game for Hobro through injury.
Emmanuel Oti played 69 minutes for Esbjerg when they lost 3-0 to FC Copenhagen.
Brondby defeated Vejle 2-1. Kelvin Mensah is still out injured and couldn’t play for the victors.
Abraham Frimpong was not in the squad of Ferencvaros when they won 3-2 against Mazokovesd-Zsory.
Reagy Ofosu played 45 minutes for Haladas when they lost 4-0 to MTK Budapest.
Daniel Addo played 90 min for Gokulam when they lost 3-1 to East Bengal
Augustine Okrah did not play for North East Utd when they played goalless draw with ATK.
Alex Yamoah did not play for Zera when they played goalless draw with OFK Petrovac.
Isaac Ntow played full throttle for Hibernians when they defeated Senglea Athletics 2-0.
Alhassan Wakaso played full throttle for Guimaraes when they defeated Rio Ave 3-2.
Lumor Agbenyenu was left out of Sporting CP matchday that defeated Aves 4-1 at home.
Kwame Nsor played 90 min for Academic Viseu when they played 0-0 with CD Cova Piedade.
Ofori Lawrence played 72 minutes for Leixoes when they lost 1-0 to Famalicao.
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu was substituted in the 84th minute for Guimaraes B when they lost 3-2 to Penafiel.
Paul Ayongo warmed the bench for Ferreira when they won 2-1 against Oliveirense.
Lawrence Quaye played full throttle for Umm-Salal when they were humiliated 3-0 by Al Arabi at home.
Rabiu Mohammed return from injury to warm the bench for Anhzi Makhachkala in their 3-0 defeat at home to Spartak Moscow.
Abdul Aziz Tetteh played full throttle and was on the score sheet for Dynamo Moscow when they thrashed Ural 4-0.
Richmond Boakye Yiadom played 15 minutes for Red Star Belgrade as they won 3-0 to Napredak. Rashid Sumaila was not included in the victors match day squad.
Zakaria Suraka player full throttle for Din. Vranje when they lost 2-1 to FK Vozdovak.
Radnik defeated Macva 2-1. Francis Kyeremah was not part of the victors match day squad
Samuel Owusu played 85 minutes for Cukaricki in their goalless draw with Proleter.
Samuel Afum missed Spartak Subotica 3-0 loss at Radnicki Nis through injury.
Thomas Agyapong missed Hibernian’s 1-0 win over Hamilton. German born Ghanaian defender, Lennard Sowah played full throttle for the losers.
Hearts of Midlothian defeated Motherwell 1-0. Danny Amankwah did not make the victors squad.
In the Championship, Prince Buaben warmed the bench for Falkirk FC when they played a pulsating 2-2 draw with Alloa Athletic.
Eric Boakye played full throttle for NK Olimpija Ljubljana when they defeated ND Gorica 3-1. Kingsley Boateng played the last 4 minutes for the victors.
Dixon Afoakwa was an unused substitute for NK Triglav in their goalless draw with Mura.
Mitch Apau scored third league goal for Slovan Bratislava in their 5-2 win over MSK Zilina. Benson Anang lasted 79 minutes for the losers.
Sadam Sulley was taken off at half time for Michalovce in their 1-0 victory over Podbrezova.
Patrick Asmah was left out of FK Senica’s matchday squad in their goalless draw with Ruzomberok.
Osman Bukari played 76 minutes for AC Trencin in their 3-1 defeat to Spartan Trnava.
Majeed Ashimeru played 90 minutes for St. Gallen when they defeated Xamax 3-2.
Gregory Kwesi Wuthrich missed Young Boys 3-2 win over FC Thun through injury.
Isaac sackey played 90 minutes and was booked for Alanyaspor when they played goalless with Besiktas.
Caleb Ekuban came off the bench to score for Trabzonspor in their 3-0 win over Konyaspor.
Muniru Sulley picked a booking as a late substitute for Yeni Malatyaspor in their 3-1 win over Erzurum BB.
Elvis Manu climbed off the bench to score for Akhisar Genclik Spor as they walloped Fenerbahce 3-0 at home. Andre Ayew missed the match for the losers through injury.
In the Lig 2, Jerry Akaminko played full throttle for Istanbulspor when they played 1-1 with Kardemir Karabuk.