It was generally a good week for our stars abroad as most of them were given playing time by their respective clubs and top top it all, celebrated some crucial wins.
The major news this week, regarding our stars abroad was the return of Caleb Ekuban to the Trabzonspor set up. The turkey based striker returned to action for Trabzonspor after spending the last few months ono the sidelines.
He came off the bench in the 65th minute as Trabzonspor had to settle for a 1-1 draw
In England, Jeffrey Schlupp’s goal secured all 3 points for Crystal Palace in their 2-0 win over Burnley after a Wilfried Zaha opener.
Jordan Ayew lasted 81 minutes but couldn’t add to his season’s tally.
Elsewhere in the North East, Christian Atsu registered an assist in the 86th minute as Newcastle United drew 2-2 with Man City in what is seen as a significant twist in the title race.
In Spain, Baba Iddrisu and Lumor Agbenyenu featured for Mallorca in their 2-1 defeat to Betis while Baba Rahman missed the game due to injury.
In the battle of Ghana’s two rising Centre backs, Joseph Aidoo’s Celta Vigo and Mohammed Salisu’s Valladolid shared the spoils.
Mubarak Wakaso started for Deportivo Alaves as the lost to Spanish Giants Real Madrid.
In the La Liga headliner of the weekend, Thomas Partey and his Atletico Madrid side succumbed to a moment of magic from Lionel Messi to lose 1-0 to Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano.
In the Italian Serie A,Alfred Duncan came off the bench in the 69th minute of Sassuolo’s 2-2 draw with Juventus
Kevin-Prince Boateng also came off the bench at half time for Fiorentina as they lost to Lecce by a lone goal
Kwadwo Asamoah and Nicholas Opoku he were both unused substitutes for Inter and Udinese and their win and loss respectively.
In the German Bundesliga, Christopher Antwi-Adjei played 31 minutes for Paderborn as they lost 3-2 to RB Leipzig
Kasim Nuhu Adams played the entire duration for Dusseldorf as they drew against Hoffenheim. Bernard Tekpetey started that game too, but was substituted in the 59the minute of the game.
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Majeed Ashimeru was an unused substitute in Salzburg’s 1-1 draw with Admira.
Samuel Tetteh played for 30 minutes as Lask Linz suffered a 4-0 home loss to Rapid Vienna
Elsewhere, Godfred Donsah played 90 minutes for Cercle Brugge as they lost 2-1 to Standard Leige while Nana Asare played the full throttle for Gent as they won by 2-0 against Kortrijk.
Thomas Agyepong returned from injury to play 40 minutes for Waasland-Beveren in their 2-0 defeat to Charleroi
New LB sensation, Gideon Mensah played 90 minutes for Waregem in their 1-0 win over Eupen
Jonathan Osabutey lasted 78 minutes for Mouscron as they lost to Club Brugge by 1-0.
Joseph Paintsil came off the bench to play 30 minutes for Genk in their 2-1 defeat to St.Truden.
Ghana new boy ,Mohammed Kudus scored for Nordsjaelland in their 1-1 draw against Lyngby. Ibrahim Sadiq, Abdul Mumin, Christopher Antwi featured for Nordsjaelland in the game while Isaac Atanga came off the bench to play a role.
Meteors striker, Dauda Mohammed played 90 minutes for Esbjerg as they lost to Aarhus 2-1
Osman Bukari missed Trencin game against Pohronie
Caleb Ekuban made a return from his long injury lay off to play 25 minutes for Trabzonspor as they drew against Galatasaray with Joseph Attamah also playing 90 minutes for Rizespor as they won 3-1 against Konyaspor.
In general, Our Stars fared well and we will be hoping for good fortune next gameweek.