Comprehensive wrap: How Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend
Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien took the Chelsea armband as the Blues progressed to the fourth round of the English FA Cup while Kwadwo Asamoah helped Juventus to maul AS Roma in the Serie A.
No Ghanaian player was able to find the back of the net in the weekend but Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and former Ghana U17 star Saddick Adams scored on Saturday.
GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong-Manson has got a comprehensive wrap on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Derek Boateng played his first game under the new Fulham manager after seeing 70 minutes of their 1-1 draw with Norwich City at the Carrow Road in the FA Cup.
Midfielder Prince Buaben lasted the entire 90 minutes of the game for Carlisle United when they got hammered 3-1 at Sunderland.
Emmanuel Frimpong astonishingly failed to make the Arsenal squad for their FA Cup game when they thumped Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.
Youngster Bernard Mensah failed to make the Watford squad when they held Bristol City in a 1-1 contest to set up a replay.
Michael Essien played 55 minutes for Chelsea in their FA Cup win over Derby County.
Attacker Jeffrey Schulpp lasted 68 minutes for Leicester City in their 2-1 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium.
Albert Adomah replaced Emmanuel Ledesma in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 defeat to Hull City in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom played the full 90 minutes for Elche FC in their 4-0 hammering at Barcelona in the La Liga.
Youngster Mohammed Fatau failed to make the Granada first team squad when they lost 3-0 at Almeria.
In the Segunda Division, Atletico Madrid loanee Thomas Partey was a full-timer for Real Mallorca when they managed to hold Las Palmas to a 2-2 draw.
In the Segunda B, Paul Quaye lasted the entirer 90 minutes of the game for Espanyol II when they drew 1-1 with Olot.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Michael Anaba assisted two of the goals for Elche II when they hammered Levante II3-1.
Ghana youth trio Richard Boateng, Clifford Aboagye and Mohammed Fatau were all in the Granada II when they lost 1-0 at La Hoya Lorca.
Kwadwo Asamoah lasted the entire duration of the game for Juventus when they hammered a nine-man AS Roma side 3-0 at the Juventus Arena.
Maxwell Acosty warmed the Chievo Verona bench in their 1-1 draw with Cagliari.
Fiorentina posted a 1-0 win over Livorno. Ghana’s Alfred Duncan came off the bench to play the last 1 minute of the game for the visitors.
In the Coupe de France former Ghana youth midfielder Charles Boateng played the full 90 minutes for Avranches who got beaten 3-1 by Lens.
AS Monaco loanee Dennis Appiah helped Caen to book a convincing 3-1 win over Pontarlier.
Neither John Boye nor Abdul Majeed Waris played in the Stade Rennes and Valenciennes game which Rennes won on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored his 16th goal in 13 games for Al Ain when they beat Al Wasl 3-0 on Friday.
Emmanuel Clottey was a second half substitute for Al Dhafra who suffered a 3-1 loss at Al Ahli.
Saddick Adams scored a 91st minute consolation goal for Al Nahdha when they lost 4-1 against Al Nassr.
In the Portuguese Cup, Alhassan Wakaso was an unused substitute by Rio Ave when they beat Vitória Setúbal 1-0.
Richard Kingson was out of the Doxa team when they drew 1-1 with Aris.
Carlos Ohene played 60 minutes for AEL Limassol but Ebo Andoh sat on the bench when they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with APOEL.
John Antwi played the entire 90 minutes for Ismaili who beat Zamalek 1-0.
Abdul Aziz Tetteh helped Platanias to hold Veria to a 2-2 draw.