Nigerians Abroad: Cyriel Dessers and Nathan Tella Lead the Show in Europe’s Top Leagues

Nigerians Abroad: Cyriel Dessers and Nathan Tella Lead the Show in Europe's Top Leagues

In Saturday’s football actions around the world, footballrover monitored Nigerian footballers abroad as they set the pitch ablaze, from Cyriel Dessers’ powerful header to the match-winning assist from Nathan Tella.

Catch up on the Super Eagles’ stellar performances across Europe’s top leagues.

Scottish Premiership

In Scotland, Cyriel Dessers stole the show with a stellar performance as Rangers FC secured a comfortable home victory against Hibernian at the Ibrox Stadium.

Despite featuring for just 81 minutes, the Super Eagles man, who also scored against Ghana during the international break, made a huge mark in the game with five shots and four chances created.

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Nigerians Abroad: Cyriel Dessers and Nathan Tella Lead the Show in Europe's Top Leagues

His impressive header contributed to their comfortable 3-1 home victory, maintaining Rangers’ top spot in the league with 73 points, closely trailed by Celtic.

The 29-year-old Nigerian striker has now notched 13 goals and 2 assists in 27 appearances.


Moving to Germany, Nathan Tella’s heroics off the bench sealed an impressive comeback win for Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena.

Despite limited playing time, his assist secured a 2-1 home victory, adding to his tally of two assists and five goals in 18 Bundesliga matches.

The English Premier League

In England, Ola Aina put out a good show for Nottingham Forest, helping the team secure a hard-fought home draw against Crystal Palace.

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Ola Aina

The 27-year-old defender had a solid game before being substituted in the 84th minute as both sides played out a 1-1 draw.

Another Premier League action saw Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi contribute to a thrilling 3-3 draw as Fulham came from two goals behind to snatch a late draw against Sheffield United.

Calvin Bassey

Calvin Bassey, who had a good game with 90 minutes of action, won six duels and made six clearances as his compatriot Iwobi only saw 74 minutes of action in their 3-3 draw with Sheffield away from home.

Alex Iwobi

Meanwhile, in the Championship, Wilfred Ndidi put in a solid 90-minute performance for Leicester City, despite their 1-0 defeat to Bristol, while Kelechi Iheanacho made a late appearance.

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Wilfred Ndidi

Serie A

In Italy, Victor Osimhen’s Napoli suffered a crushing defeat against Ademola Lookman’s Atalanta, with Lookman making a significant impact in just 29 minutes of play.

Victor Osimhen

Lookman created two big chances, helping Atalanta crush the defending champions 3-0.

Ademola Lookman

In another Serie A action, David Okereke featured for Torino in their narrow 1-0 victory over Monza, registering a shot during his 62 minutes on the pitch.

David Okereke

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