Thursday Oct 20, 2016. 23:24
Wilfred Ndidi has shot Belgian club Genk to the top of Group F of the UEFA Europa League after his goal ensured a 2-0 home win over Athletic Bilbao and compatriot Olanrwaju Kayode was the hero of his Austrian club at Roma tonight.
Genk are now top the standings on six points from three matches, two points ahead of second-placed Sassuolo.
The Nigeria international’s wonderful volley from the edge of the box after 83 minutes doubled his team’s lead.
It was Ndidi’s first goal in the Europa League.
Both Genk and Bilbao clash again on November 3 in continuation of the competition.
Another former Nigeria Flying Eagle, Olanrewaju Kayode, was also on target for Austria Wien in a thrilling 3-3 draw at Roma.
Kayode ensured a point for his Austrian club with the all-important equaliser on 84 minutes after he also assisted in his team’s opening goal.
Fenerbache, who encountered an emergency landing on their way to England, fell 4-1 at Manchester City.
Emmanuel Emenike assisted for Fenerbache’s consolation goal by Robin van Persie in the 83rd