Complete wrap of Ghanaian players abroad Oct 5-8
Ghanaian stars were in action before the international break this weekend.
Some played in derbies and others were among the goal scorers in European Leagues.
Here is a comprehensive lowdown on how Ghanaian players performed this weekend.
Kwadwo Asamoah came off the bench in the 46th minute to help Juventus defeat Siena to preserve their lead at the top of the table.
Youngster Alfred Duncan watched from the bench as ten-man Inter Milan posted a 1-0 win over AC Milan in the Milan derby.
Isaac Cofie was an unused substitute for Chievo Verona who defeated Sampdoria 2-1.
AC Milan loanee Edmund Etse Hottor made his Serie B debut for Virtus Lanciano who lost 2-0 to Brescia.
Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored all two goals for Sassuolo as they stunned Grosseto 2-1 at their own backyard to maintain their leadership status.
Compatriot Yussif Raman Chibsah played the entire duration for Sassuolo.
Juve Stabia moved to 12th place after posting a 4-1 win over Pro Vercelli in an away tie.
Captain Daniel Kofi Agyei played the entire match for Juve Stabia but striker Maxwell Boadu Acosty missed the tie due to injury.
Ahmed Ampimah Barusso lasted the entire duration for ten-man Novara in their 1-0 reverse at Reggina.
Greuther Furth dropped to the foot of the table after losing 0-1 at home to Hamburg SV.
Former Asante Kotoko full-back Baba Abdul Rahman was an unused sub.
In the Liga 3, Arminia Bielefeld slipped to a 1-0 home loss to Hansa Rostock.
Young central defender Marcel Appiah played at the heart of defence for Bielefeld while former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang came off the bench to in the last 3 minutes of the game.
Striker Phil Ofosu-Aryeh failed to find the net for Rot-Weiß Erfurt who lost 3-0 to Stuttgarter Kickers.
American-born Ghanaian winger Joseph-Claude Gyau was left out of the St Pauli side that drew 2-2 with Union Berlin.
German-born Christopher Avevor lasted the entire match for St Pauli.
Mohammed Abu continued his bench warming exercise at Rayo Vallecano who defeated Deportivo La Coruna 2-1.
Ghana winger Mubarak Wakaso returned to action for Espanyol and lasted 83 minutes of their 1-1 drawn game at Real Valladolid.
Anthony Annan was replaced just after 30 minutes in Osasuna’s 1-0 loss at Athletic Club.
Michael Essien came off the bench in the 86th minute to play in Real Madrid’s 2-2 drawn game with Barcelona in the El Classico.
In the Npower Championship, winger Albert Adomah played the full 90 minutes for Bristol City in their 2-0 away defeat to Leicester City.
German-born Ghanaian international Jeffrey Schulpp was out of the Leicester City squad. Former Ajax Amsterdam youngster Prince Buaben Abankwa failed to make the first team grade of Watford in their 2-1 home reverse to Middlesbrough.
In the League Two, former Liverpool youngster David Amoo played 50 minutes of Preston North End’s 3-1 loss to Oldham Athletic.
Former QPR striker Patrick Agyemang was left out of the Stevenage first team squad as they managed a slim 1-0 win over relegation-trapped Scunthorpe United.
Andre Ayew set up the opener for Marseille in the 18th minute and lasted the entire match in their 2-2 stalemate with PSG.
His brother Jordan Ayew was introduced in the 74th minute.
Stade Rennes recorded their second straight win of the season after posting a 1-0 win over Sochaux on Saturday.
Ghana defender John Boye was at the heart of defence for Rennes while winger Ishmael Yartey warmed the Sochaux bench.
Ghana pair of Jonathan Mensah and Rabiu Mohammed played influential roles for Evian TG in their comprehensive 3-2 win over champions Montpellier.
In the League 2, Haminu Dramani was booked in the 8th minute and lasted the entire regulation period for Arles Avignon who lost 2-0 to Clermont Foot at home.
PSV Eindhoven moved temporarily top of the Eredivisie table after hitting four unanswered goals past NAC Breda.
Dutch-born Ghanaian Memphis Depay played the last nine minutes of the game for PSV.
Johan Kappelhof played in central defence for Groningen who drew 2-2 with Feyenoord.
Nana Akwasi Asare played at the right side of attack for FC Utrecht as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to giants Ajax Amsterdam.
Striker Matthew Amoah was an unused sub by Heerenveen who shared the spoils in a pulsating 3-3 drawn game with Vitesse Arnhem.
Midfielder Kwame Quansah engineered the middle for Heracles Almelo in their sweet 3-0 away victory over newcomers PEC Zwolle.
Youngster Kevin Tano was excluded from the ADO Den Haag side that drew 1-1 with NEC.
In the second-tier league, Feyenoord loanee Elvis Manu scored for nine-man Excelsior in their 2-2 drawn game with Helmond Sport.
Striker Jonathan Opoku came off the bench to play 23 minutes for Veendam in their 2-0 win over Volendam.
Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris scored a hat-trick for BK Hacken in their 5-1 win over Syrianska FC.
Ghana U20 attacker Nasiru Mohammed was introduced in the 55th minute.
Former Fetteh Feyenoord midfielder Mohammed Abubakari played full time for Åtvidaberg who lost 2-1 to IFK Gotenborg at home.
AIK Stockholm’s title hunt was dealt a blow after they lost 1-0 at home to Gefle.
Striker Kwame Amponsah-Karikari came off the bench on 13 minutes. Ibrahim Moro lost his place in the AIK first team.
Swedish-born Ghana Robin Quaison was introduced on the hour mark.
Both Joachim Adukor and Zakaria Abdullai watched the game from the Gefle bench.
David Accam was an unused substitute for Helsingborg IF as they smoothly edged Mjällby 2-0.
Joseph Baffo played in central defence for Helsingborg.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Yussif Chibsah came off the bench to play 16 minutes for Djurgarden in their 2-2 drawn game with Kalmar.
In the Swiss Super League, Joetex Kwabena Asamoah-Frimpong played 17 minutes for FC Zurich when they drew 1-1 with Young Boys Bern.
Former Ghana U20 defender Daniel Addo warmed the bench once more as his Zorya FC beat Karpaty 2-1.
Dominic Adiyiah lasted 63 minutes in Arsenal Kiev’s 1-0 win over Hoverla-Zakarpattia.
Compatriot Abeiku Quansah returned to training last week after recovering from a long-term injury.
Asamoah Gyan scored his first career hat-trick in Al Ain’s 7-0 demolition of Al Dhafra in the UAE Pro League on Friday.
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Chicago Fire moved to second place on the MSL table after winning 2-0 against New York Red Bull.
Patrick Nyarko who started the game for Chicago Fire was replaced by compatriot Dominic Oduro in the 67th minute.
Stromsgodset dropped to third place after drawing 1-1 with Valerenga.
Ghana pair of Adam Kwarasey and Razak Nuhu lasted the full 90 minutes Stromsgodset.
Midfielder King Osei-Gyan saw full time action for Viking in their 1-1 home draw with Aalesund.
Rosenborg BK boosted their title hopes with a slim 1-0 win over Odd Grenland.
Former Red Star Belgrade midfielder Awal-Issah Mohammed and former Ghana U17 captain both warmed the benches of Rosenborg and Grenland respectively.
Christian Atsu was brought on after 65 minutes by FC Porto in their 2-0 win over ten-man Sporting Lisbon.
Left-back David Addy played full throttle in Victoria Guimaraes’ 2-1 win at Academica de Coimbra.
He lasted the entire duration of the game.