Ayew, Acosty, and Acheampong score as Ghanaians thrill in Europe
MTNFootball.com provides a complete wrap-up of the performance of Ghanaian players abroad this weekend as Andre Ayew, Owusu Acheampong and Maxwell Boadu Acosty score.
Andre Ayew headed home the third goal for Marseille who cruised to a 3-0 victory over big-spending PSG. His brother Jordan came off the bench to set up Marseille’s second goal.
Caen dropped further on the Ligue 1 log after suffering a 2-0 reverse at Bordeaux. On loan Lille full-back Jerry Vandam lasted the entire match for Caen.
Ten-man Stade Rennes came from behind to comprehensively beat Evian Thonon Gaillard 3-2 at the Stade de la Route de Lorient. Ghana defender John Boye who has returned to full fitness watched the game from stands. Midfielder Rabiu Mohammed watched the entire action from the Evian bench. Defender Jonathan Mensah did not make the trip with Evian despite recovering from injury.
Ghana captain John Mensah remained out of the Lyon first team over the weekend as they beat Auxerre 3-0.
In the Ligue 2, Nantes deepened the woes of Monaco by condemning the to a 3-0 defeat. Dennis Appiah lost his place in the Monaco first team for the trip.
Speedster Haminu Dramani was left out of the Arles Avignon squad when they recorded a 4-1 loss at Tours.
Moussa Narry kept his place in the Le Mans line up but could not help them avoid a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Lens.
In the reserves league, Kamal Issah played the entire match for Stade Rennes who won 1-0 against Sablo on home grounds.
Udinese recovered from last weekend’s defeat at Parma to beat AS Roma 2-0 at the Stadio Friuli on Friday. While Kwadwo Asamoah was playing full throttle, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was warming the Udinese bench.
Afriyie Acquah played full throttle for Palermo who brushed aside Fiorentina 2-0 at the Stadio Renzo Barbera. Striker Amidu Salifu warmed the Fiorentina bench.
In the Serie B, ten-man Sassuolo slipped to a 1-0 home loss to Padova. Ghana junior international striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was introduced just a minute to full time but compatriot Isaac Cofie played the full 90 minutes.
Sulley Muntari could not recover in time for Inter Milan’s 1-0 victory at Siena.
Kevin-Prince Boateng set up the goal for AC Milan as they thumped Chievo Verona 4-0 at theSan Siro. He was replaced just after the hour mark.
Midfielder Yaw Asante missed out of Grosseto’s first team squad when they recorded a 3-0 defeat to Juve Stabia on home grounds.
Whizkid Mase Nana Addo Welbeck played with Brescia’s primavera squad over the weekend as they suffered a 3-1 home loss to AlbinoLeffe.
In the Primavera League, goalkeeper Karim Mumuni kept the post for Coriano who went past Romagna 4-2.
Elsewhere, striker Maxwell Boadu Acosty scored his 9th goal in eight games as he scored the consolation for Fiorentina in a 3-1 loss to Livorno. Daniel Kofi Agyei captained the team while Nii Nortey Ashong played 90 minutes.
Alfred Joseph Duncan played 80 minutes for Inter Milan who won 1-0 at Padova.
Bright Addae and Godfred Adolf played the full 90 minutes to help Parma beat Novara 3-1.
Arsenal dropped their first points in eight games after drawing 1-1 with Fulham at the Emirates Stadium. Young midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong continued his bench warming exercise for Arsenal as he watched the entire game from the bench.
In the Npower Championship, there was neither John Pantsil nor Jeffrey Schulpp in the Leicester City 18-man squad that returned from their trip go Portsmouth with a point after managing a 1-1 draw.
Attacker Albert Adomah scored the opener for Bristol City who smoothly edged leadersSouthampton 2-0 at the Ashton Gate Stadium. The 23-year-old volley home a left-footed effort from close range.
Leeds United slipped to their sixth defeat of the season after recording a 1-2 loss at Elland Road Stadium to struggling Barnsley. Speedster Lloyd Sam started for Leeds but was replaced on the 57th minute by Ramon Reyes.
Birmingham City managed to squeeze a point out of sixth-placed Blackpool after scoring in each half of the game to draw 2-2. Young striker Akwasi Asante remained with the Blues’ second string side for the weekend trip.
Prince Buaben seems to have seal his place in the Watford first team as he played full throttle over the weekend in their goalless stalemate at Doncaster Rovers.
In the League One, Liverpool loanee David Amoo scored the solitary goal of the game for Buryas they defeated Preston North End 1-0 to move up to 10th place.
In-form Borussia Dortmund thumped Schalke 04 2-0 to move up to top spot at least on Saturday. Veteran defender Hans Adu-Sarpei did not make the trip with the Royal Blues.
TSG Hoffenheim were held to a 1-1drawn game at home by Freiburg. Ghana centre-half Isaac Vorsah reclaimed his starting berth after losing it last weekend. He lasted the entire period of the game.
Young defender Leonard Sowah was not part of the Hamburg SV team that held Hannover 96 to a 1-1 draw.
In the Bundesliga II, winger Mohammed Lartey sat out of Hansa Rostock’s 2-5 drubbing on home grounds to Union Berlin because of injury.
In the Liga 3, Phil Ofosu-Aryeh warmed the bench for Rot-Weiß Erfurtn who drew goalless with Chemnitzer FC.
Arminia Bielefeld recorded their first victory in three games with an easy 1-0 win over SVBabelsberg 03. Former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang lasted the entire match for Bielefeld but young defender Marcel Appiah was unused.
Jurgen Duah was booked on the half hour mark when is Preußen Münster defeated Heidenheim2-1 on home soil.
Jeff Gyasi was booked on 75 minute when his Rot-Weiß Oberhausen returned from Regensburgwith a point after drawing nil-nil.
Leaders AZ Alkmaar smoothly edged FC Utrecht 2-0 at the AFAS Stadion to consolidate their top spot. Utrecht skipper Nana Akwasi Asare was suspended for the game.
Midfielder Kwame Quansah steered the midfield for Heracles Almelo who lost 3-1 at Roda JCKerkrade.
In the Dutch second-tier league, Gideon Boateng was an unused sub for MVV who lost 2-1 at Emmen.
Veendam suffered their third straight defeat and stretched their winless run to seven games after going down 3-2 to Volendam. Defender Mitch Apau played full throttle for Veendam but striker Jonathan Opoku did not make the trip.
Midfielder Kevin Tano was replaced on the 64th minute by Shayron Curiel Fortuna Sittard defeated his Dordrecht 2-0.
Jerry Akaminko was a pillar at the back for Manisaspor as they went past Kayserispor 1-0.
New boys Orduspor squeezed past Mersin 1-0 at the 19 Eylül Stadyumu to move up to 8th place. Former Heart of Lions striker Emmanuel Banahene played the last 5 minutes for Orduspor.
Obed Owusu Ampong scored the consolation goal for Güngörenspor who suffered a 3-1 home loss to Kar??yaka. Paul Aidoo and Benjamin Boateng were all involved in action for Güngörenspor. Striker Dominic Adiyiah has still not scored in 13 games for his side. He was excluded from the Kar??yaka team.
Whizkid Toric Jibril played 73 minutes for Bucaspor who recorded a 2-1 loss at Gaziantep BB.
Hibernian dropped back into the relegation zone after losing 3-1 at St Johnstone. Striker Manuel Junior Agogo came on for Leigh Griffiths after 74 minutes.
In the Austrian Bundesliga, youngster Felix Adjei failed to break into the Red Bull Salzburg first team over the weekend as they destroyed Kapfenberger 6-0.
Daniel Opare was excluded from the Standard Liege team that beat KV Mechelen 3-2 but Abdul Yakeen Iddi played full throttle for Mechelen.
Dennis Odoi warmed the Anderlecht bench when they defeta Zulte-Waregem 3-2.
Striker Patrick Amoah sat out of OH Leuven’s 2-1 loss at Saint Truiden.
Utility Rahim Ayew played one minute for Lierse BK who lost 1-0 at home to Club Brugge.
Striker William Owusu-Acheampong came off the bench to score the opener for Westerlo in their 2-1 victory over Mons.
Christian Atsu played 70 minutes in Rio Ave’s 2-0 loss at Feirense.
Whizkid Enoch Ebo Andoh underlined his impressive form for FC Porto’s second string team by scoring the third in their 3-1 win at Rio Ave.
Abdul Osman picked an 85th minute booking as his Kerkyra held PAOK to a goalless drawn game at the Stadio Toumbas.
Bernard Kumordzi played in midfield for Panionios who romped to a 2-0 win over Aris. Defender Francis Dickoh manned the defence for Aris.
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie put up an inspiration performance for Panathinaikos as they sailed past OFI 3-1.
Ghana left-back David Addy watched from the stands as his Panaitolikos suffered a 2-0 loss to leaders AEK Athens. Addy is serving suspension.
Hajduk Kula dropped further down the Super Liga table after losing narrowly to Javor Ivanjica. Winger Quincy Osei was used as a stopper when he came on after 56 minutes.
Former Bofoakwa Tano striker Yaw Antwi played the last four minutes for Vojvodina who destroyed BSK Borca 4-0. Abraham Frimpong missed out of the Vojvodina first team first team squad.
Relegation-threatened Novi Pazar shocked Sloboda by comprehensively beating them 4-0 at their favourite Gradski Stadion. Former Hearts of Oak midfielder Francis Bossman was unused substitute.
Partizan Belgrade expressed their dominance over Red Star Belgrade with a 2-0 victory at their own backyard. Ghana defender Lee Addy was booked on the 49th minute. He lasted the entire match for Red Star Belgrade.
Carlos Ohene played the full 90 minutes for Alki who suffered their second straight defeat going down 1-0 to Ethnikos. Yusif Rahman watched the entire action from the Alki bench.
Richard Annang did not play in Vaslui’s 1-0 loss at Sportul Studentesc because of injury.
FC Servette crashed out of the Swiss FA Cup after losing 3-0 at Biel-Bienne. In-form Ishmael Yartey played the entire match for Servette.
Abeiku Quansah warmed the bench for Arsenal Kiev who suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Chornomorets.
Dnipro FC laboured to beat Volyn 2-1 at Stadion Avanhard. Derek Owusu Boateng played full time for Dnipro but Samuel Inkoom sat on the bench.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Asamoah Gyan failed to find the net but helped Al Ain to beat Al Sharjah 2-1.