European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed in abroad this weekend.
As the season progresses, Ghanaian football advocates would expect every Black Stars material to play regularly in order to be fit in time for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Despite featuring 120 minutes in the Coppa Italia defeat against SS Lazio, Asamoah has seen his game time for Inter Milan in the league diminished after warming the bench in their last two league outings.
Ati-Zigi meanwhile recovered from last week’s blunder to play a significant role in Sochaux win. It is surely a refreshing news for the technical handlers of the Ghana’s senior national team to see their two top goalkeepers playing regular for their respective clubs.
Schlupp found joy in front of goal again as he turned in Michy Batshuayi’s rebound into a gaping net to condemn Fulham to their 16th defeat of the campaign – It was the attacker’s second goal against the Cottagers this term. Fulham became the first side in top-flight history to lose eight successive London derbies.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad…
Christian Atsu enjoyed 82 minutes for Newcastle United as they were pipped 1-0 at Tottenham Hotspurs.
Callum Hudson-Odoi cameoed for Chelsea as they battered struggling Huddersfield Town 5-0 at home. Collin Quaner was once again left out of the losers matchday squad.
Jeffrey Schlupp was on target for Crystal Palace in their 2-0 win over Fulham. Jordan Ayew lasted 82 minutes for the victors. Dennis Odoi picked a booking but lasted 90 minutes for the losers.
Daniel Amartey missed Leicester City 1-0 home defeat against Manchester United through injury.
In the Championship, Andy Yiadom picked a booking but lasted 90 minutes for Reading in their goalless draw with Aston Villa. Albert Adomah played 74 minutes for Villa.
In League One, Tarique Fosu made a brief appearance for Charlton Athletic in their 1-0 loss at Fleetwood Town.
Kwesi Appiah played the entire duration for AFC Wimbledon in their 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
Hiram Boateng missed Exeter City 3-1 win over MK Dons through injury.
Enock Andoh was left out of Macclesfield squad that lost 3-1 at Mansfield. Koby Arthur missed the game for the losers through injury.
Kevin Lokko was on target for Dover Athletic in their 2-1 home defeat against Gateshead. Nortei Nortey came on for the losers in the 66th minute.
Thomas Partey played 90 minutes for Atletico Madrid as they were pipped 1-0 at Real Betis.
Kevin-Prince Boateng was an unused substitute for Barcelona as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia.
Raphael Dwamena cameoed for UD Levante in their goalless draw with Getafe. Emmanuel Boateng was left out of Levante matchday squad.
Mubarak Wakaso picked a booking but played full throttle for Deportivo Alaves in their 3-0 defeat at Real Madrid. Patrick Twumasi was left out of the losers matchday squad.
In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah lasted 58 minutes for CD Numancia in their 3-0 win over Lugo.
Sulley Muntari watched from the stands as his new Albacete Balompie teammates inflicted a 3-1 defeat on Cordoba.
Isaac Cofie was not included in Sporting Gijon squad that beat Extremadura UD 3-0 at away.
Iddrisu Baba Mohammed picked a booking but played 90 minutes for Real Mallorca in their 2-0 win over Alcorcon. Richard Boateng was missing from the losers matchday squad.
Afriyie Acquah warmed the bench for Empoli in their 2-2 draw with Chievo Verona.
Alfred Duncan picked a booking but played 90 minutes for Sassuolo in their 1-1 draw with Genoa.Claud Adjapong warmed the bench for Sassuolo.
Nicholas Opoku warmed the bench for Udinese as they managed to hold the rampant AC Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw.
Kwadwo Asamoah was an unused substitute for Inter Milan in their 1-0 home loss against Bologna. Godfred Donsah warmed the bench for the victors.
In Serie B, Moses Odjer was left out of Salernitana matchday squad that drew goalless at Padova.
Emmanuel Gyasi cameoed for Spezia in their 2-0 win over Cremonense.
Emmanuel Besea played 71 minutes for Venezia in their 3-0 loss at Benevento Calcio. Bright Gyamfi on in the 64th minute for the victors.
In the Serie C, Bismarck Ngissah lasted 68 minutes for Viterbese in their 2-0 win over Siracusa.
Ransford Selasi played 60 minutes for Fano Juventus in their 1-1 stalemate with Gubbio.
Majeed Waris picked a booking but lasted 90 minutes for Nantes FC in their 1-0 win over Sannois in the French Cup. Enock Kwateng played full minutes of action for the victors.
Baba Rahman was not able to make his debut for Stade de Reims as he was left out of their squad that defeated Marseille 2-1 at home.
In Ligue 2, Lawrence Ati-Zigi atoned for his last week’s own goal blunder by helping Sochaux defeat Clermont 2-1 at home. Elisha Owusu picked a booking before making way in the 55th minute for the victors.
John Boye lasted 90 minutes for FC Metz as they were pegged 1-1 at home by Troyes.
Ebenezer Assifuah picked a booking before being substituted in the 49th minute for Le Havre in their 1-1 stalemate with Stade Brestois.
Kasim Nuhu missed TSG Hoffenheim 1-1 draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf through injury.
Derrick Luckassen missed Hertha Berlin 1-0 defeat at home to Wolfsburg through injury.
Issah Abass was once again left out of FSV Mainz 05 matchday squad as they lost 3-0 at Augsburg.
In the Bundesliga II, Joseph-Claude Gyau warmed the bench for Duisburg in their 3-2 win over Darmstadt.
Manfred Kwadwo was an unused substitute for Magdeburg in their 1-0 win at Ingolstadt.
Gideon Jung was taken off at half time for SV Hamburg in their 2-0 defeat at Arminia Bielefeld. Aaron Opoku was an unused substitute for the losers.
Kingsley Schindler scored his sixth league goal for Holstein Kiel in their 2-0 win over Regensburg.
Erich Berko played the entire duration for SG Dynamo Dresden as they were beaten 1-0 at FC Heidenheim.
Bernard Tekpetey was on target for SC Paderborn in their 6-0 thumping of Greuther Furth. Christopher Antwi-Adjei and David Atanga warmed the benches for Paderborn and Furth respectively. Hans Nunoo Sarpei was not included in the losers matchday squad.
In Bundesliga 3, Braydon Manu played 90 minutes for Hallescher in their goalless draw with Jena.
Bernard Kyere played the entire duration for Fortnua Koln in their 3-1 loss at Karlsruher.
Prince Owusu was introduced in the 52nd minute for 1860 Munich in their 2-1 home loss against VfL Osnabruck.
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh warmed the bench for Wurzburger Kickers during their 2-1 win over Aalen.
Daniel Kofi-Kyere played 90 minutes for SV Wehen in their 2-0 win over Hansa Rostock. Agyemang Diawusie lasted 68 minutes for the victors.
Leeroy Owusu opened his goal scoring account for De Graafschap as they battered NAC Breda 3-0 at home.
Jonathan Opoku missed VVV Venlo 6-0 thumping at Ajax with a minor knock.
Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar 5-0 win over FC Emmen through injury.
Cody Gakpo came of the bench to register his debut assist and goal for PSV Eindhoven in their 5-0 hammering of Fortuna Sittard.
Dauda Mohammed watched from the stands as his new Vitesse Arnheim teammates played 2-2 draw with Heerenveen. The youngster could not feature due to the club’s inability to secure him a work permit on time.
In the Eerste Divisie, Rodney Antwi netted for Volendam in their 2-2 draw with Sparta Rotterdam.
Asumah Abubakar warmed the bench for Maastricht in their 2-0 win over Telstar.
Kevin Luckassen was introduced in the 63rd minute for Almere City in their 2-1 win at Roda JC.
Joseph Adjei was magnificent for Malkiya FC despite their 6-2 thumping at Al-Muharraq.
William Acheampong enjoyed 90 minutes for Royal Antwerp in their 2-0 win over Oostende. Daniel Opare warmed the bench for the victors.
Bernard Kumordzi was an unused substitute for KV Kortrijk in their 2-1 win over Sporting Lokeren.
Joseph Aidoo played the entire duration for KRC Genk in their 2-1 win at Waasland-Beveren. Joseph Paintsil came on in the 58th minute for the victors while Nana Opoku Ampomah lasted 73 minutes for the losers.
Nana Akwesi Asare captained KAA Gent as they held Club Brugge to a 1-1 draw.
Samuel Asamoah and Elton Acolatse enjoyed the entire duration for Sint Truiden in their 4-1 win over KAS Eupen. Eric Ocansey missed the action for the losers through injury.
Francis Amuzu warmed the bench for Anderlecht in their 2-1 loss at Standard Liege. Dennis Appiah was left out of the losers matchday squad.
In the Proximus League, Kamal Sowah missed OH Leuven 1-0 home loss against KSV Roeselare through injury.
Divine Naah came on for Ernest Agyiri at half time as Tubize were hammered 3-1 at home by Beerschot Wilrijk.
Maxwell Boadu Acosty scored the consolation goal for NK Rijeka in their 3-1 home loss against NK Gorica.
Obeng Regan was not included in Istra 1961 matchday squad that drew 1-1 at home with Slaven Belupo.
Benjamin Asamoah picked a booking but lasted full throttle for Doxa in their 1-1 draw with Nea Salamis.
Baba Mensah played full throttle for Ilves FC in their 2-1 win over SJK in the Suomen Cup. David Addy lasted 68 minutes for the victors.
Evans Mensah made a brief appearance for HJK Helsinki in their 2-2 draw with IFK Mariehamn. Anthony Annan did not make HJK matchday squad.
Abraham Frimpong warmed the bench for Ferencvarosi in their 1-0 win over Honved.
Gabriel Mensah played the entire period of action for Pietar Hotspurs in their 2-0 home defeat against Qormi.
Isaac Ntow missed Hibernian 1-0 win at Floriana through suspension.
Clifford Aboagye enjoyed another sterling performance for Atlas FC in their 2-1 win at Monarcas.
Emmanuel Hackman was introduced in the 56th minute for Portimonense in their 2-1 loss at Santa Clara.
Ahmed Said Ahmed watched his Rio Ave from the stands as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Tondela.
Alhassan Wakaso picked a booking but played 90 minutes for Vitoria Guimaraes in their goalless draw with FC Porto. Joseph Amoah lasted 81 minute while Henry Medarious missed the action for Guimaraes through injury.
In the Segunda Division, Abdul-Aziz Yakubu rescued a point for Vitoria Guimaraes B in their 1-1 draw with Academica.
Kwame Nsor missed Academico Viseu 2-0 defeat at Arouca through injury.
Richard Gadze was on target for Voluntari in their 4-2 win over Sespi. Joseph Mensah was not included in the losers matchday squad.
Isaac Donkor picked a booking but played 90 minutes for U Craiova 1948 CS in their goalless draw with Viitorul Constanta.
Carlos Ohene was not added to Ohod FC matchday squad as they inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Al-Ettifaq.
Richard Ofori‘s efforts in goal for Maritzburg United was in vain as they were pipped 1-0 at Bidvest Wits.
Thomas Agyepong missed Hibernian 2-1 home defeat to Aberdeen through injury.
In the Championship, Abdul Osman played 90 minutes for Falkirk FC in their 3-0 win over Queen of South.
Gregory Wuthrich made a brief appearance for Young Boys in their 2-0 win over Xamax.
In the Challenge League, Kwadwo Duah climbed off the bench to score for Servette in their 2-0 win against Vadus.
Andre Ayew scored his fifth league goal for Fenerbahce in their 2-0 win over Goztepe. Ayew was taken off midway through the game while Lumor Agbenyenu played full throttle for the losers.
Bernard Mensah missed Kayserispor 1-1 draw with Yeni Malatyaspor through suspension. Asamoah Gyan also missed the action for Kayserispor through injury.
Caleb Ekuban picked a booking but lasted 90 minutes for Trabzonspor in their 1-0 win over Ankraragucu.
Isaac Sackey missed Alanyaspor 1-1 draw with Galatasaray through injury.
Elvis Manu played 62 minutes for Akhisar Genclik Spor in their 3-0 home loss against Istanbul Basaksehir. Joseph Attamah was an unused substitute for the victors.
In the Super Lig II, Mahatma Otoo missed Balikesirspor 1-0 defeat at Osmanlispor through injury.
By: Reuben Obodai @ReubenObodai on Twitter