By Samuel Omaenikun
Nigerians all across Europe have continued to stand to be counted, even as mixed fortunes trailed some players ahead of the Super Eagles’ all important clash against Algeria.
Here's the roundup of Nigeria's players abroad.....
Leicester City were beaten 2 -1 by West Bromwich Albion and Ahmed Musa started game but failed to continue his impressive goal scoring form. He was pulled out in the 67 minute.
Odion Ighalo continued his goal drought as Watford was thrashed 6 one by Liverpool with Ighalo was making his tenth start of the campaign.
The game also saw the 27-year-old Nigerian international extend his goal drought to six games in the EPL
Kelechi Iheanacho was on in the 90th minute for his 9th appearance this season in the EPL, but immediately he came on City conceded the equaliser and 1-1 against Middlesbrough.
Nigeria youngster Alex Iwobi made his 9th start of the season for Arsenal as their encounter against Tottenham ended 1-1.
Nigerian striker Victor Anichebe scored his first goal of the season in his third appearance for Sunderland who recorded a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Anichebe, making his third appearance in the English Premier League for Sunderland, was instrumental in the Black Cats securing their first win of the season, bagging his first goal after 18 months and winning the penalty for Jermaine Defoe to seal the win from the penalty spot.
Victor Moses kept his place in Chelsea’s starting line-up and was impressive in the Blues maintaining their 22-year record of not losing to Everton at home with a 5-0 thumping of the Toffees.
Moses was denied by the upright in the first half and in stoppage time by Marten Stekelenburg who needed a second attempt to save the Nigerian’s low drive.
Sone Aluko opened scoring for Fulham as they recorded their sixth win in the 2-0 victory over eleventh placed Brentford at the Griffin Park on Friday evening.
Osaze Odemwingie came off the substitute’s bench at half-time in Rotherham United’s 3-1 loss at home to Preston North End. It was his second substitute appearance for the club.
Leon Balogun was on from start to finish but could do nothing as his team crumbed to newly promoted side RasenBallsport Leipzig 3 - 1 Mainz 05.
Vincent Enyeama and Lille's terrible run continue as they were beaten narrowly, 1-0 by Angers away from home.
Brown Ideye was in good form a scored his team Olympiacos 3rd goal as they thrashed the away side Panathinaikos three nil to increase their lead on top of the table to seven points.
Onyinye Ndidi was on full display as his team got a hard fought draw away from home, Ndidi was yellow carded in the ninth minute. Full time Club Brugge 1 - 1 Genk
Moses Simon was on from start but was substituted in the 84th minute as his side got a comfortable home victory, Gent 2 - 0 Waasland-Beveren.
Gbolahan Salami and Azubuike Egwuekwe were on from start to finished, but Gbolahan Salami was the hero when he got the winner in the 13 minute the game ended KuPS 1 - 0 PS Kemi.
Kenneth Omeruo scored an own goal in Alanyaspor‘s 4-3 win over visiting Gaziantepspor on Saturday.
Omeruo turned the ball into his own net in the 12th minute to level scores at 1-1 for the visitors. Alanyaspor are 12th in the league table with 11 points from 10 games.
Michael Babatunde netted thrice in Qatar SC 8-1 win over Al Arabi in their Qatar Stars league fixture on Friday night.
The 23-year old who joined the Kings from Raja Casablanca in May opened scoring for Aurel Țicleanu men's in the 16th minute, before increasing the lead in the 24th minute.
Babatunde completed his treble in the 32nd minute tobring his goal tally to seven goals in six games for the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium outfit.