Posted On Monday, 22nd April 2013
Kwadwo Asamoah’s imposing performance for Juventus in the Italian Serie A top-liner against AC Milan was the highlight of the performance of Ghanaian players abroad across Europe.
The 24-year-old set up the penalty that was converted by Arturo Vidal to earn a precious 1-0 win for the Bianconeri over their big rivals from Milan.
Emmanuel Banahene, Ernest Asante and Kwame Quansah all scored for their various clubs while youngster Obed Scholl-Amoah scored twice for Werder Bremen’s U19 side as they won 3-1.
Akyereko Frimpong Manson has more on how Ghanaian players fared abroad.
Fulham dropped to 11th after losing 1-0 to Arsenal at the Craven Cottage.
Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong was not in the Fulham side that lose 1-0 to his parent club.
Winger Albert Adomah last 86 minutes for Bristol City who drew 0-0 at Hull City in the Npower Championship.
Midfielder Prince Buaben lost his place in the Watford first team as they thrashed ten-man Blackburn Rovers 4-0 at the Vicarage Stadium.
Jeffrey Schulpp lasted 72 minutes and set up their first goals as they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.
Youngster Koby Arthur failed to make the Birmingham City first team grades as they pipped Leeds United 1-0.
In the League One, Portsmouth are close to pushing themselves out of the relegation zone after beating Sheffield United 3-0 at the Fratton Park.
Patrick Agyemang played full time for Portsmouth.
Elsewhere in the League Two, Barnet managed a slim 1-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.
Andy Yiadom was booked in the 63rd minute and played full time for Barnet while former Arsenal triallist Jo Osei Kuffour lasted 75 minutes for Wycombe Wanderers.
Birmingham City loanee Akwasi Asante saw full time action for Shrewbury Town when they held Colchester United to 0-0 draw.
In the Youth League, duo Daniel Boateng and Zak Ansah played for the Arsenal U21 when they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2.
Nii Nortei Nortey played for Chelsea’s U18 side when they nick a 1-0 win over Fulham.
Bayer Leverkusen brushed aside TSG Hoffenheim 5-0 to hold tight their UCL league place at the top of the table.
Ghana-pursuit Karim Bellarabi was not in the Bayer team.
Former Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah did not make the trip with Hoffenheim.
Bottom-placed Greuther Furth shocked themselves with a 1-0 win at Nurnberg in the Bundesliga.
Ghana full-back Baba Abdul Rahman saw full-time action for Furth.
In the Bundesliga II, VfL Bochum comprehensively defeated St Pauli 3-0 to move away from the relegation zone.
American-born Joseph Claude-Gyau sat on the Pauli bench but Christopher Avevor played full time for Pauli.
Former Ghana U20 striker Kwame Nsor was not in the Kaiserslautern team when they posted a 3-0 win over Paderborn.
Ingolstadt made matters worst for Jahn Regensburg after beating them 3-1 to dent their survival hopes.
German-born Ghanaian Dennis Danso-Weidlich was introduced after 29 minutes by Jahn.
Arminia Bielefeld suffered a setback in their quest to secure promotion to the Bundesliga II after losing 3-0 to Heidenheim.
Defender Marcel Appiah came off the bench to play 25 minutes for Bielefeld but striker Eric Agyemang was not in their team.
Striker Phil Ofosu-Aryeh scored in the 32nd minute to earn a point Rot-Weiß Erfurt as they drew 1-1 at Babelsberg.
Reagy Ofosu was a second half substitute for Ingolstadt II when they lost 1-0 at Augsburg II
In the U19 League, striker Obed Scholl-Amoah scored twice for Werder Bremen III when they defeated Chemnitzer FC U19 3-1.
Defender Eric Owusu saw full-time action for Hamburg SV when they beat Energie Cottbus 3-0 but compatriot Benjamin Safo-Mensah sat on the Hamburg bench.
Razak Iddrisu played for Wolfsburg’s U19 side when they lost 2-1 at Hertha Berlin.
Genoa failed to capitalise on the chance to go out of the relegation zone as they drew 1-1 with Atalanta.
Neither Moro Al-Hassan nor Ahmed Said Ahmed was in the Genoa team.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu came off the Udinese bench to play the last five minutes when they beat Lazio 1-0 at the Stadio Communale de Friuli.
Isaac Cofie held the middle for Chievo Verona as they impressively defeated Siena 1-0 in an away duel.
Amidu Salifu watched from the bench as his Catania side drew 1-1 with Palermo.
Juventus confirmed their superiority over AC Milan after beating them 1-0 at the Juventus Arena.
Kwadwo Asamoah lasted until the last minute of extra-time while Kevin-Prince Boateng lasted full time for Milan but Sulley Muntari was a second half substitute.
In the Serie B, striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was an unused substitute when his Sassuolo side narrowly defeated Bari 2-1.
But midfielder Yussif Raman Chibsah played full throttle.
Cittdella posted a 1-0 win over Juve Stabia.
Winger Maxwell Boadu Acosty picked a red card while midfielder Daniel Kofi Agyei was unused by Stabia.
Livorno handed Grosseto their 21st defeat of the season after thrashing 3-0 at their own backyard.
Inter Milan loanee Joseph Alfred Duncan came off the bench to play 53 minutes for Livorno.
But Yaw Asante was not in the Grosseto team.
Neither Masahudu Alhassan nor Ahmed Barusso played for Novara Calcio when they suffered a painful 1-0 home defeat to Modena.
Virtus Lanciano are two points clear of the relegation dangers after managing a 1-1 draw at Cesena.
AC Milan loanee Edmund Etse Hottor did not travel with the Virtus Lanciano side.
Defender Bright Addae watched from the stands as his Crotone side drew 2-2 with Reggina.
In the Campionato Nazionale Primavera, Nii Nortey Ashong played for Fiorentina when they lost 2-1 at Spezia.
Defender Isaac Donkor played in central defence for Inter Milan when they beat Bologna 1-0.
Kingsley Boateng watched from the AC Milan bench when they beat Sassuolo 4-0.
Espanyol’s revival continued with a 2-0 win at Getafe.
Wakaso Mubarak lasted 77 minutes for Espanyol.
Michael Essien was not in the Real Madrid team when they beat Real Betis 3-1.
Osasuna drew 0-0 at home against Real Sociedad.
In the Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah kept the post for Guadalajara who beat Huesca 1-0.
In the Segunda B, Caudal posted a 3-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano II.
Youngster Isaac Nana Asare was replaced just after seven minutes due to injury.
Stephen Owusu-Ansah was not in the Rayo team.
Thomas Partey did not play for Atletico Madrid II who drew 1-1 at SS Reyes.
Starlet Paul Quaye continued to impress for Espanyol II as he helped them to beat Olímpic de Xàtiva 1-0.
Erixon Danso was not in the Valencia II team when they lost 2-0 on home grounds to Alcoyano.
Olympique Marseille tightened their grips on second spot after beating Brest 1-0.
Andre and Jordan Ayew played full time for Marseille.
Samuel Inkoom sat on the Bastia bench when they lost 2-1 against Lille.
Rabiu Mohammed was booked in the 60th minute and lasted 73 minutes for Evian TG who lost 3-1 at Nancy.
Jonathan Mensah was not in the Evian TG.
Lorient won their third straight game on a roll after beating Toulouse 1-0.
Mohammed Abu was axed from the Lorient team.
Ishmael Yartey was not in the Sochaux side that drew 2-2 against Bordeaux.
Kwame Quansah scored his first goal of the season for Heracles Almelo as they beat RKC Waalwijk 4-0.
He scored from the spot.
Groningen beat ADO Den Haag 2-1.
Defender Johan Kappelhof sat on the Groningen bench.
Memphis Depay came off the bench to help PSV Eindhoven beat AZ Alkmaar 3-1.
Kevin Luckassen was not in the AZ team.
Edwin Gyasi was not in the FC Twente side when they drew 2-2 with VVV Venlo.
Nana Akwasi Asare was instrumental for FC Utrecht when they beat NAC Breda 3-0.
Jeffrey Sarpong was not in the Breda team.
Fred Benson scored again for PEC Zwolle as they won 3-0 against NEC.
Elvis Manu played full time but he could not help Excelsior avoid a 3-1 defeat against Volendam.
Striker Emmanuel Banahene scored to ensure Karsiyaka draw 1-1 against Konyaspor in the Turkish second-tier.
Torric Jebrin did not play for 1461 Trabzon who drew 1-1 with Göztepe.
William Tiero and Thomas Agyiri were both not in Academica team when they lost 1-0 to Sporting Braga.
Christian Atsu returned to action and played 80 minutes for FC Porto who defeated Moreirense 3-0.
Junior brother of Wakaso Mubarak, Alhassan Wakaso played full time and was booked on 61st minute mark for Portimonense who drew 1-1 at Penafiel.
Defender Daniel Opare played full time for Standard Liege who lost 4-1 to Lokeren in the Championship play-offs.
Club Brugge posted a 2-0 win over Genk.
Bennard Kumordzi lasted 46 minutes for Genk while Enock Adu Kofi played full time for Club Brugge.
Abdul Yakinu-Iddi was not in the KV Mechelen side that lost 5-1 against OH Leuven.
Abraham Kudemor lasted 60 minutes for Sporting Charleroi when they drew 0-0 with Waasland-Beveren in the Europa League play-offs.
Defender Isaac Vorsah watched from the bench as his Red Bull Salzburg side won 6-2 against Wolfsberger AC in the Austrian Bundesliga.
Lee Addy played full time for Dinamo Zagred who beat Cibalia 1-0 to stay top.
Kamal Issah saw Nordsjælland’s 0-0 draw at Randers FC.
Charles Takyi played full throttle for Horsens who held AGF to a 0-0 draw.
Winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was not in Panathinaikos side that defeated Veria 3-2.
Former Liberty Professionals midfielder Aziz Tetteh was not in the Platanias side won 2-0 against Levadiakos.
Hapoel Tel Aviv suffered a 4-1 home humiliation against Ironi Kiryat Shoma.
Defender John Pantsil did not play for Hapoel Tel Aviv but Osei Mawuli sat on the Ironi Kiryat Shoma bench.
Ghanaian winger Derek Asamoah was in full time action for Daegu FC but he could not help them avoid a 4-0 defeat at the hands of FC Seoul.
Ernest Asante came off the bench to score the only goal of the game for IK Start who beat Vålerenga 1-0.
King Osei-Gyan played full throttle for Viking as they lost 2-0 at Brann.
Strømsgodset posted a 1-0 win over Lillestrøm.
Adam Kwarasey kept the post for Stroms while defender Razak Nuhu sat on the bench.
Former Ghana youth international Sadat Bukari came off the bench to score for Astra Giurgiu who beat Ceahl?ul Piatra Neamt 4-2.
Seidu Yahaya was not in the Astra team.
Sulley Muniru was influential for CFR Cluj who beat Gloria Bistri?a 5-0.
Black Stars striker Abdul Majeed Waris came off the bench to play the last 40 minutes for Spartak Moscow who drew 2-2 in a big derby against CSKA Moscow.
Nasiru Mohammed and Reuben Aryana were influential for BK Hacken in their 2-0 win over Mjällby.
David Accam lasted 89 minutes for Helsingborg IF who beat Brommapojkarna 2-0.
Striker Samuel Afum played full throttle for Young Boys Bern when they held FC Sion to a 0-0 draw.