Europa: Arsenal Beat 10-Man Red Star, Gero Scores In Oestersunds’ Draw As Ogu, Nwakaeme, Ezekiel Lose With Clubs
Arsenal maintain a clean-sheet in their UEFA Europa League campaign with a 1-0 win against 10-man Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Thursday.
French star, Olivier Giroud scored the goal that made the difference in the 85th minute to give Arsenal much needed win away from home.
The host were later reduced to 10 men after Milan Rodic was sent off in the 80th minute.With the win, African maintain their Group H leadership in the ongoing Europa League campaign.
Elsewhere in Sweden, former Nigeria junior international, Alhaji Gero was among the scorers for Oestersunds FK in their 2-2 draw against Athletic Bilbao in their Group J clash.
Also in Israel, Super Eagles duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme featured for Hapoel Beer Sheva but the game ended in home defeat for the Israeli club, as they fell 1-2 to FC FCSB.
Nigeria forward Imoh Ezekiel came on as second half substitute in the 76th minute but failed to stop his club Konyaspor from defeat in their 2-0 to Austrian club Salzburg.
Meanwhile, another Nigerian forward Abdullahi Ibrahim Alhassan was an unused substitute for FK Austria Wien as they suffered 1-3 home loss to Croatian club HNK Rijeka