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Boniface, Olayinka, others shine for their European clubs


Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi showcased impressive skills for Fulham, putting up a spirited fight against Liverpool at Anfield, despite ultimately succumbing to a 4-3 defeat in a riveting English Premier League match.

Paul Mukairu made a substitute appearance for Reading, but their FA Cup journey ended with a 2-1 loss to Eastleigh.

Over in the Italian Serie A, Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi and Salernitana faced a tough lesson at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, where Fiorentina secured a convincing 3-0 victory.

Isaac Success endured an early injury in Udinese’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Hellas Verona. Kingsley Ehizibue made a comeback from a lengthy injury absence, while goalkeeper Maduka Okoye observed the action from the bench.

In the German Bundesliga, Victor Boniface played the hero for Bayer Leverkusen, scoring a late equalizer that secured a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund.

Akor Adams had a challenging time in front of goal as Monaco dominated Montpellier 2-0 in their highly anticipated Ligue 1 clash.

In the Belgian top flight, Yira Sor was the standout performer, netting both of Genk’s goals in a 2-2 draw with Gent, featuring Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha in their starting lineup.

Raphael Onyedika demonstrated prowess in midfield for Club Brugge, contributing to their straightforward 2-0 victory against Standard Liège.

Over in the Hungarian NB 1, Meshack Ubochioma found the back of the net for Zalaegerszeg in a commanding 3-0 win against Diósgyőr.

Sunday Akinbule delivered a stellar performance, earning the man-of-the-match title as he scored a brace, including a second-half penalty, inspiring Marsaxlokk to a 4-2 triumph over Gzira United in Malta’s Premier League.


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