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Sunday, May 29, 2022

Performance of Ghanaian Players Abroad

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Mathew Amoah continued his scoring form in Holland and Dominic Adiyiah gave Reggina the winner in the Italian Serie B. Ghanasoccernet.com has more on players abroad after Saturday’s fixtures.
In England: Blackpool recorded yet another shock victory in the Premiership by sinking Stoke City at the Britannia. Ghana stopper Richard Kingson a major influence to prevent the home side from salvaging a point.
Kingson reacted instinctively on the 75th minute to deny Germany international Robert Huth from canceling DJ Campbell’s solitary strike. Sunderland forced a scoreless draw out of the Craven Cottage with the Black Cats in a game of miss opportunities by Steve Bruce’s boys.
Right-back John Pantsil maintained his place in the Fulham starting line-up despite number one favourite Carlos Salcido returning from injury. Asamoah Gyan who was a match doubt, recovered from his toe problem and came on as a 55th minute substitute while central defender John Mensah solidly manned the Sunderland backline.
In the Npower Championship, Lloyd Sam was an unused sub for Leeds United which defeated Burnley 3-2 to move to fourth place. Bristol City moved further away from the relegation zone with a smooth 2-0 victory Derby County. Striker Albert Adomah set up Brett Pitman City’s second goal.
France:
Olympique Marseille failed to transform their form that scored them full marks against Chelsea in the Uefa Champions League by sharing the spoils with Auxerre in a highly incensed game.
Marseille were reduced to ten men after Cameroon defender Stephane M’Bia was sent off moments after the half hour mark. Andre Ayew lasted the entire duration for Marseille while Jordan Ayew witnessed full proceedings from the bench.
There was no place for Abeiku Quansah in the Nice first team as they held Caen to a goalless draw at the Stade Michel-d’Ornano. Elsewhere at the Stade Fernaud Fournier, Lille snatched all three points from under Arles Avignon noses.
Defender Jerry Vandame was restricted to the Lille reserves side and did not make the trip.
Netherlands:
NAC Breda added FC Utrecht to their recent list of casualties by summoning them to a 3-1 defeat at the Rat Verlegh Stadion.
Striker Mathew Amoah’s hard work was rewarded on the 56th minute when his header came off Alje Schut for the doubler.
There was some good news for Utrecht with the return of Ghanaian left-back Nana Kwasi Asare from a long term lay-off.
Roda JC kept their unbeaten home record intact but were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw by ADO Den Haag.
Former Ghana defender Eric Addo earned a starting place in Roda JC but was replaced on the hour mark by Laurent Delorge.
Germany:
Bayern Munich dusted themselves off last weekend’s defeat by humbling St. Pauli 3-0 at the Allianz Arena.
Duo Charles Takyi and Davidson Drobo-Ampem were not picked for the trip by St. Pauli.
Striker Prince Tagoe continued his bench warming exercise at TSG Hoffenheim in their one-all stalemate with Nurnberg which also did not feature former Asante Kotoko striker Isaac Boakye
Defender Isaac Vorsah is serving a two-match ban for Hoffenheim.
Italy:
Udinese fought from behind to down Fiorentina 2-1.
As the half progressed and Sanchez started a move which saw Di Natale set up Kwadwo Asamoah, who could not find the target.
Asamoah saw full time action while Osasuna pursuit Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu replaced Antonio Di Natale on the 82nd minute.
Dominic Adiyiah’s 49th minute strike was enough to separate Reggina and Grosseto in a Serie B duel.
Compatriot Yaw Asante played 82 minutes for Grosseto.
Spain:
Derek Boateng was conspicuously missing when Getafe beat Villarreal 1-0 at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.
Wakaso Mubarak was a 59th minute substitute for Elche FC which scooped maximum points at AD Alcorcon.
Belgium:
Daniel Opare was cautioned on the 62nd minute for a rough tackle in Standard Liege’s slim 1-0 victory over St. Truiden.
William Owusu Acheampong played the full 90 minutes in Cercle Brugges disgraceful 3-1 home loss to Zulte-Waregem.

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