Eagles At ‘War’ In Europe: Osimhen Wins Italian Battle Against Lookman, Ndidi Downs Iwobi In England
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By Amaechi Agbo
A couple of Super Eagles players came up against themselves in their various leagues in Europe.
From Italian Serie A in Italy where Victor Osimhen’s Napoli visited Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta, to England, where Alex Iwobi welcomed Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho and their Leicester City guys at the Goodison Park, Super Eagles players shone like generals at war on Saturday.
Victor Osimhen turned from vailian to a hero after he conceded early penalty to had Atalanta 19 minute lead after his compatriot Ademola Lookman calmly converted the sport kick.
However, Osimhen made amends for his initial error and scored the equaliser in the 23 minute before assisting Eljif Elmas goal and Napoli’s second in the 35th minute of the encounter
Both Nigerians were the cynosure of all eyes as they continued to dominate the Italian Serie A with goals. While Lookman’s goal is his number six with one assist, Osimhen’s was his eighthith with two assist.
The victory handed Napoli an eight-point gap on the log over their Saturday host.
In England, Kelechi Iheanacho was an unused substitute but Wilfred Ndidi made a cameo on the 70th minute as Leicester City defeated Everton at home with Alex Iwobi again impressive in defeat.
One goal apiece in each halves for the Foxes ensured that Frank Lampard’s struggle continued even at home as they have lost four matches in the last six games and are just two points above the relegation drop.