European football specialist, Reuben Obodai brings you a comprehensive update on how Ghanaian players performed abroad in their respective leagues this weekend.
As the season progresses, players will be looking for more play time as the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations draws nearer.
I start off with Majeed Waris who scored a goal for Nantes in the Ligue 1 through the penalty spot this weekend. Dauda Mohammed debut game for Vitesse ended in a defeat.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey who was sent off in the Madrid derby played on Saturday. Partey received the marching orders after his hard tackle on German International Toni Kroos. Atletico lost the game by 1-3 to their city rivals.
Kevin-Prince Boateng continues his bench warming role for Barcelona after watching the Blaugrana hold Athletic Bilbao to a goalless draw. The soon to-be 32-year-old is yet to feature for the club since making his debut in the Copa del Rey against Sevilla.
Elsewhere, Godsway Donyoh marked a brace for FC Nordsjaelland in the first game after the winter recess but the Wild Tigers could not make it count as they drew 3-3 with Brondby.
Reuben Obodai gives you a lowdown on how the players fared in abroad…
Jeffrey Schlupp played full 90 minutes for Crystal Palace in their 1-1 draw against West Ham United, however his compatriot Jordan Ayew was unused substitute in the game.
Denis Odoi played 90 minutes for Fulham at home against Manchester United which they lost by 3-0.
Collin Quaner was once again left out of the Huddersfield squad that played against Arsenal on match day. His team lost 1-2 to the North London side.
In the Championship, Andy Yiadom lasted 90 minutes for Reading in their goalless draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
Albert Adomah was an unused substitute for Aston Villa as they rallied from 3 goals down to draw 3-3 with Sheffield United.
In League One, Tarique Fosu played 90 minutes for Charlton Athletic in their 1-0 loss at home to Southend United.
Joe Dodoo cameoed for Blackpool FC in their 2-0 win over Walsall.
Kwesi Appiah was substituted early in the game on the 18th minute as his team lost 0-2 to Burton Albion.
In League Two, Immanuelson Duku warmed the bench for Cheltenham in their 3-0 defeat at Colchester City.
Hiram Boateng missed Exeter City 1-1 draw away to Carlisle United through injury.
Koby Arthur returned from injury to play 62 minutes for Macclesfield Town as they drew 3-3 Crewe Alexandra. Enock Andoh was left out of Macclesfield matchday squad.
In the National League, Bernard Mensah scored for Aldershot Town in their 3-1 loss against Eastleigh.
Kwame Thomas was left out of Solihull Moors squad that won 1-0 at Ebbsfleet Town.
Thomas Partey was sent off in the Madrid derby as his team Atletico Madrid lost to Real Madrid by 3-1 at the Estadio Metropolitano.
In the Segunda Division, Isaac Cofie missed Sporting Gijon 2-0 home defeat against Osasuna through injury.
Yaw Yeboah was introduced into the game in the 63rd minute as CD Numancia lost 1-0 to Almeria.
Sulley Muntari is yet to make his debut for Albacete Balompie as they defeated Real Mallorca 2-0. Baba Mohammed played 58 minutes for the losing side.
Richard Boateng was introduced into the game in the 81st minute for AD Alcorcon in their 1-2 loss to Cadiz CF at home.
Afriyie Acquah featured for Empoli in their 1-0 defeat to Lazio. Acquah came off the bench in the 69th minute and picked a booking as well.
Kwadwo Asamoah was magnificent for Inter Milan in their 1-0 win at Parma.
Yusif Rahman Chibsah was splendid in midfield for Frosinone Calcio as they pipped Sampdoria 1-0 at away.
Nicholas Opoku warmed the bench for Udinese as they lost 1-0 at Torino.
In Serie B, Moses Odjer was left out of Salernitana matchday squad that lost 1-0 to Benevento Calcio, Bright Gyamfi was unused substitute for the winners.
Emmanuel Gyasi played 67th minutes for Spezia in their away victory against Cittadella.
In the Serie C, Bismarck Ngissah played 90 minutes for Viterbese in their 0-2 away win over Monopoli.
Majeed Waris’ goal for Nantes was not enough for his side as they lost 4-2 against Olympique Nimes. Enoch Kwateng was an unused substitute for the losers.
Baba Rahman was unused substitute for Stade de Reims in their game against Toulouse which ended in a draw.
In Ligue 2, Lawrence Ati-Zigi was in pole for Sochaux as they played goalless draw with Beziers.
John Boye lasted 90 minutes for FC Metz as they were pegged 1-1 at away by RC Lens. Boye picked up a yellow card in the game. Grejohn Kyei made a brief appearance for Lens.
Ebenezer Assifuah warmed the bench in Le Havre 1-1 draw game against US Orleans.
Kasim Nuhu missed TSG Hoffenheim 3-3 draw with Borussia Dortmund through injury.
Derrick Luckassen missed Hertha Berlin away win by 3-0 to Borussia Mochengladbach through injury.
Issah Abass was once again left out of FSV Mainz 05 matchday squad as they lost 5-1 to Bayern Leverkusen.
In the Bundesliga II, Joseph-Claude Gyau warmed the bench for Duisburg in their 1-0 defeat by SpVgg Greuther Furth. Hans Nunoo Sarpei was not included in the losers matchday squad. David Atanga saw 29 minutes of action for the losers.
Bernard Tekpetey played 90 minutes in SC Paderbon 07 away win at Bochum by 2-1. Tekpetey picked up a yellow card in the game. Christopher Antwi-Adjei played 12 minutes for Paderbon in the game.
Kingsley Schindler was impressive in Holstein Kiel 1-1 draw against Magdeburg. He was substituted in the second half.
In Bundesliga 3, Braydon Manu was not included in the matchday squad for Hallescher in their goalless draw with Kaiserslautern.
Bernard Kyere was introduced into the game in the 46th minute in Fortnua Koln’s 1-0 win over Zwickau.
Prince Owusu was sub off the game in the 67th minute in 1860 Munich 1-1 draw against Uerdingen.
Phil Ofosu-Ayeh was introduced in the 90th minute in Wurzburger Kickers 2-1 away win over Energie Cottbus. Kevin Weidlich missed the action for the losers through injury.
Daniel Kofi-Kyere scored an own goal for SV Wehen but his compatriot Agyemang Diawusie rescued him with a goal as they won 3-2 at Eintracht Braunschweig. Steffen Nkansah was taken off at half time for the losers.
Leeroy Owusu played 90 minutes for De Graafschap as they suffered to a 4-0 defeat by Feyenoord at away.
Jonathan Opoku missed VVV Venlo game against Willem II due to injury. His team won 2-1.
Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar 0-3 away win over NAC Breda through injury.
Cody Gakpo came of the bench to help PSV secure a 2-2 draw with Utrecht.
Dauda Mohammed after securing his permit made his debut for Vitesse Arnheim in their 2-1 loss against Groningen.
In the Eerste Divisie, Rodney Antwi came off the bench to play in FC Voledam’s 1-1 draw against FC Den Bosch.
Asumah Abubakar warmed the bench for Maastricht in their 1-3 away win over Oss.
Kevin Luckassen was introduced into the game in Almere City 2-0 win over Jong AZ Alkmaar.
Joseph Adjei was magnificent for Malkiya FC despite their 1-2 defeat by Manama.
William Acheampong was introduced in to the 61st minute as his team Royal Antwerp lost 2-1 to Lokeren. Daniel Opare was not named in the match day squad.
Joseph Aidoo played the entire duration for KRC Genk in their 2-0 win over Standard Leige. Joseph Paintsil who had a decent game was substituted in the 78th minute.
Francis Amuzu warmed the bench for Anderlecht in their goalless draw against Zulte Waregem. Dennis Appiah was left out once again from Anderlecht matchday squad.
Nana Akwesi Asare played 90 minutes for KAA Gent as they were shocked 2-1 at home by Mouscron.
Bernard Kumordzi was an unused substitute for KV Kortrijk in their 0-1 win over KAS Eupen. Meanwhile, Eric Ocansey missed the action for the losers through injury.Nana Ampomah Opoku played just 45 minutes for Waasland-Bereven as they loss 2-1 to Sint Truiden. Samuel Asamoah and Elton Acolatse enjoyed the entire duration for Sint Truiden
In the Proximus League, Kamal Sowah missed OH Leuven 2-1 away loss to KV Mechelen.
Divine Narh made a brief appearance for Tubize in their 1-0 defeat at Westerlo. Ernest Agyiri warmed the bench for the losers.
Obeng Regan played 90 minutes for Istra 1961 as they loss to giants Dynamo Zagreb by 1-0.
Maxwell Boadu Acosty played 87 minutes for NK Rijeka in their 3-0 win over Inter Zapresic.
Emmanuel Antwi lasted full throttle for Pribram as they were walloped 4-0 at Slovan Liberec.
Samuel Tetteh played 68 minutes for Sparta Prague in their 1-0 win over his former team Bohemians 1905.
Benjamin Asamoah enjoyed another stellar performance for Doxa in their 2-2 draw with Omonia.
Emmanuel Oti Essigba was left out of Esbjerg FB matchday squad due to contractual issues. Essigba’s team lost 2-0 against Aarhus.
Danny Amankwah made a 59 minute appearance for Sonderjyske in their 2-0 loss at Velje.
Godsway Donyoh netted a brace for FC Nordsjaelland in their 3-3 draw with Brondby. Abdul Mumin caused a penalty but played 90 minutes for Nordsjaelland while Kevin Mensah was omitted from Brondby squad with Clinton Antwi also missing from Nordsjaelland squad as well. Meanwhile, Gideon Mensah, Kudus Mohammed and Ibrahim Sadiq missed the game for Nordsjaelland due to their involvement in the ongoing U20 AFCON in Niger.
Collins Tanor was not included in Hobro IK squad that played goalless draw with AC Horsen.
Baba Mensah was unused substitute in Ilves FC 2-1 win over KPV in the Suomen Cup. David Addy came off the bench to help the visitors protect their lead. However, there was no space in the victors squad for Samuel Afum.
Evans Mensah was left out of the squad in HJK Helsinki loss to FC Inter in the Suomen Cup.
Abraham Frimpong played 90 minutes for Ferencvaros in their 1-1 draw against Ujpest.
Thomas Abbey scored his debut goal for PKNP in their 1-1 draw with Felda United.
Gabriel Mensah played the entire period of action for Pietar Hotspurs in their 2-1 away defeat by Senglea Athletics.
Isaac Ntow missed Hibernian 1-0 win against Gzira through suspension.
Clifford Aboagye played the entire duration for Atlas FC in their 2-1 home defeat against Puebla.
Joseph Akrong was a stalwart for Zacapetec as they pipped Celaya 1-0 at home.
Emmanuel Hackman was an unused substitute in Portimonense 1-0 loss to Rio Ave. Ahmed Said Ahmed was an unused substitute for the victors.
Alhassan Wakaso and Joseph Amoah played the entire duration for Vitoria Guimaraes in their 1-0 loss against Tondela. Henry Medarious missed the action for the losers due to injury.
In the Segunda Division, Kwame Nsor missed Academico Viseu 3-3 draw against Porto B through injury.
Joseph Mensah was introduced into the game in the 61st minute in Sespi defeat by Dinamo Bucuresti.
Isaac Donkor watched from the substitute bench as Craiova 1948 CS defeat CFR Cluj 2-0.
Carlos Ohene was not added to Ohod FC matchday squad as they inflicted a 4-1 defeat on Al-Faisaly
Thomas Agyepong missed Hibernian FC 3-0 win over Raith Rovers through injury.
In the Championship, Abdul Osman played 90 minutes for Falkirk FC in their 1-2 away win over Alloa.
Samuel Darpoh played 82 minutes for Amazulu in their 1-0 win against Cape Town City FC. Nana Bempah-Akorsah cameoed for the losers.
Richard Ofori played 90 minutes for Maritzburg United in their 3-1 win over Polokwane City.
Majeed Ashimeru picked a booking but played the entire duration for St Gallen in their 1-1 draw with FC Basel. Musah Nuhu came on in the 53rd minute for St Gallen.
Gregory Wuthrich warmed the bench for Young Boys in their 1-1 draw against Thun.
In the Challenge League, Kwadwo Duah was introduced into the game in the 77th minute for Servette but they lost to Chiasso by 2-1.
Bernard Mensah returned from suspension to play full throttle for Kayserispor in their 1-0 win over Fenerbahce. Andre Ayew played 82 minutes for the losers. Asamoah Gyan missed the action for the victors due to injury.
Joseph Attamah was introduced into the game in the 25th minute as Basakseshir were held to a draw at home by Erzurum.
Lumor Agbenyenu played 90 minutes for Gotzepe as they beat Alanyspor by 3-2 at home. Isaac Sackey missed the game for Alanyaspor due to injury.
Caleb Ekuban lasted 90 minutes for Trabzonspor in their 3-1 loss to Galatasaray.
In the Super Lig II, Mahatma Otoo returned from injury to warm the bench for Balikesirspor in their 3-1 win over Elizigspor.
Kamal Issah scored on his debut for Eskisehirspor in their 4-0 win at Kardemir Karabuk.
By: Reuben Obodai@ReubenObodaion Twitter