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Simeon Nwankwo’s Brilliance Shines in Serie A Victory as Uzoho Secures 13th Clean Sheet; Balogun Sidelined



Round-Up: Simeon Nwankwo's Brilliance Shines in Serie A Victory as Uzoho Secures 13th Clean Sheet; Balogun Sidelined

In a spectacular Serie A clash on Sunday, Nigerian striker Simeon Nwankwo, fondly known as Simy in Italy, demonstrated his prowess by scoring twice for Crotone, propelling them to a resounding 4-1 triumph over Sassuolo, as reported by Simy’s stellar performance included goals in the 16th and 89th minutes, taking his tally to six league goals this season. The match marked his 21st appearance in Serie A this campaign.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles goalkeeper Francis Uzoho achieved a milestone by securing his 13th clean sheet for RC Deportivo Fabril in a 2-0 victory against Rapido de Bouzas on Sunday. The 19-year-old shot-stopper’s exceptional performance came in his 23rd match of the season, solidifying RC Deportivo Fabril’s position as the second-ranked team in the Spanish Segunda B division.

In the Eredivisie, Rio 2016 striker Umar Sadiq showcased his skills as he entered the field in the 45th minute, contributing to NAC Breda’s 3-0 win over SC Heerenveen. Sadiq, on loan from AS Roma, has made 12 appearances for the club, accumulating five goals.

Turning our attention to Germany, FSV Mainz clinched a crucial 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig, boosting their chances of surviving relegation. Notably, Anthony Ujah served as an unused substitute, while Leon Balogun was sidelined due to a rib injury. Ujah has featured in five games for Mainz, whereas Balogun boasts 14 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Austria witnessed a stellar performance by Stephen Eze, who scored twice for Sturm Graz in a 4-2 triumph over Rapid Wien before being substituted in the 78th minute.

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In Norway, Aremu Afeez faced a setback, receiving his second yellow card in his seventh appearance for IK Start, leading to a 1-0 defeat against FK Haugesund.

Finally, in Sweden, Chima Akas played the entire duration for Kalmar FC in their commanding 3-0 victory over Malmoe FF, contributing to a memorable weekend for Nigerian football talents across Europe

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