Brazil 2014 watch: Oboabona scores first goal, Ideye lifts Dynamo


Rizespor defender, Godfrey Oboabona, scored his first goal for his club in their 3-1 win at home against Konyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday.

The Nigerian hit the target in the 35th minute to give his club the lead. His goal was later followed by goals from Korkmaz and Lomano Lualua in the 52nd and 65th minutes before Vukovic got one back for the visitors in additional time.

The win now places Rizespor in 12th with 36 points from 30 matches. Oboabona had previously scored two own goals against his club.

In Ukraine, Brown Ideye scored his third goal of the season against Vorskla to further push Dynamo Kyiv to challenge for a Champions League spot.

Ideye, who has not enjoyed first team start for a while, was a 62nd minute substitute for Younès Belhanda before netting an equaliser 20 minutes later. Dynamo later won 2-1.

Ogenyi Onazi was an unused substitute as SS Lazio drew 3-3 with Torino at home on Saturday.

Also in Italy, Victor Obinna was an unused substitute Chievo Verona’s 1-0 away loss at Sassuolo on Saturday. The forward has yet to score a goal for the club this season.

Taye Taiwo played for 90 minutes in the 1-0 defeat of Elazigspor by his club, Bursarspor at home on Saturday. The goal was scored in the fourth minute by Fernandao through a penalty.

Taiwo has played all matches for his club in the league this season.

Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, was sidelined for the second consecutive week by Norwich City as he was unlisted in the 3-2 home loss against Liverpool. His compatriot, Victor Moses, was however a 76th minute substitute for Philippe Coutinho.

Mikel Obi was also an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 2-1 loss on Saturday. The midfielder has so far found playing time hard to come by in the club since manager Jose Mourinho’s return to the bridge.

Kenneth Omeruo made his 13th appearance for Middlesbrough on Saturday in their 2-1 loss at home to Millwall. The defender has only failed to play four matches for the club this season.

In Spain, Ramon Azeez played for the entire duration of the match as Almeria lost 4-2 at home against Celta Vigo on Saturday. The loss has worsened the relegation woes of the club as they now sit 19th in the log with 30 points from 34 matches.

In France, Elderson Echiejile was not listed in Monaco’s 1-0 home win over OG Nice on Sunday. The left back has only made one appearance for the club since joining them in January.

Stoke City played 1-1 away at Cardiff City. Osaze Odemwingie played for 90 minutes and fired blanks for his club.

In Russia, CSKA Moscow defeated Kuban Krasnodar 4-0 on Sunday. Nigerian forward, Ahmed Musa, was not listed for the match.


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