Nigerian players abroad: Simon wins Nantes penalty; Young, Bamgboye, Nwabali shine brings you an exhilarating roundup of Nigerian football stars who illuminated European clubs on Friday

In the Spanish La Liga, Super Eagles striker Umar Sadiq played the entire second half of Real Sociedad’s goalless draw with Las Palmas.

In the French Ligue 1, Moses Simon won the penalty for Nantes’ first goal in their thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Monaco.

Down to the Armenian Premier League, former Plateau United whizkid grabbed his first-ever league goal for Noah, but it was mere consolation in their 3-1 away defeat to Alashkert.

In the Austrian 2. Liga, Azubuike Young rounded up the scoring for Admira in their come-from-behind 3-1 victory over visiting Amstetten.

Stephen Odey was a second introduction for Randers in their 1-0 win over Ibrahim Said and Viborg in their Danish Superliga clash.

In the Finnish Veikkausliiga, Peter Michael scored the winning goal from the penalty spot for VPS in the hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Michael Ogungbaro’s KTP.

Over to Romania, where Funsho Bamgboye assisted Rapid’s fourth goal in their incredible 3-5 away victory against U Craiova 1948.

Henry Onyekuru continued his search for his first goal since moving to Saudi Arabia as he featured for 85 minutes in Al Fayha’s goalless home draw with Al Hazm.

In South Africa, goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali had an eventful time in Chippa United’s slim 0-1 win away to Cape Town Spurs.

Nwabali kept a clean sheet for United and claimed the assist to Ronaldo Maarman’s 42nd-minute winner.

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