It was a weekend of goals Ghanaian players abroad as ELEVEN players got on target for their various clubs abroad.
Black Stars players Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Alfred Duncan and Afriyie Acquah were all on target in France and Italy.
While winger Ernest Asante, Gyasi Zardes, Dominic Oduro, Kevin Mensah, Bismark Adjei-Boateng, Jeffrey Sarpong and Zak Ansah all scored in separate games.
GHANAsoccernet.com’s players abroad pundit El Akyereko Frimpong has a lowdown on how Ghanaian players fared over the weekend.
Black Stars winger Christian Atsu could not make the Everton squad when they suffered a 2-0 loss against Sunderland at the Goodison Park.
Versatile defender Jeffrey Schlupp excelled in attack for Leicester City who won their fourth game in five after beating Southampton 2-0. He played the entire regulation minutes.
Neither Kwesi Appiah nor Hiram Boateng could make the Crystal Palace as they slip to a 2-1 home loss against Manchester United.
In the Championship Play-offs, Albert Adomah dazzled for Middlesbrough who triumphed 2-1 against Brentford on Friday.
Alexander Tettey played for Norwich City held Ipswich Town to a 1-1 draw.
American-born Ghanaian Gyasi Zardes scored the opener for LA Galaxy who drew their lead to lose 2-1 at FC Dallas on Saturday night.
Elsewhere midfielder Gershon Koffie was unused by Vancouver Whitecaps who silenced Philadelphia Union 3-0 at the BC Place Stadium.
In other games, attacker David Accam watched from the stands at the Toyota Park as his Chicago Fire side surrendered all three points after losing 2-1 against visiting Real Salt Lake. He missed the game with suspension.
Portland Timbers returned to winning ways after snatching a 2-1 win at Montreal Impact. Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey started the game for Timbers while winger Ishmael Yartey and Dominic Oduro came off the bench for Timbers and Impact respectively in the second-half. Oduro scored the consolation goal for Impact.
Ghanaian-born Canadian international Kofi Opare was in full-time action for DC United who shared the spoils with Sporting Kansas City in a 1-1 draw.
AC Milan recorded a crucial 2-1 win over AS Roma on Saturday. There was neither Sulley Muntari nor Michael Essien in the Milan squad for the game.
Godfred Donsah played 68 minutes for relegation-threatened Cagliari who held Juventus to a 1-1 draw. There was no Kwadwo Asamoah in the Juventus squad due to match fitness.
Alfred Duncan and Afriyie Acquah both scored for Sampdoria who posted a 4-1 win over Udinese. Both players started the game but Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu missed out with suspension.
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was unused by Atalanta who sneaked past Palermo 3-2. Robin Quaison came off the bench in the 34th minute to play for Palermo.
Raman Chibsah was introduced by relegation-threatened Sassuolo who posted a 3-2 win over Cesena.
Isaac Cofie replaced Finnish international Perparim Hetemej in the 13th minute of Hellas Verona’s 2-2 draw with Chievo Verona on Sunday.
Moro Al-Hassan sat on the Vicenze bench when they drew 0-0 with Spezia.
Ransford Selasi played 75 minutes for Pescara who were held by nine-man Perugia.
Trapani mauled Modena 3-0 in a thrilling game. Midfielder Amidu Salifu was replaced in the 81st minute by Maxwell Boadu Acosty while Prince Emmanuel Besea was unused by Modena.
Moses Odjer warmed the bench for Catania when they lost 4-2 at Brescia. Former Inter Milan youth team player Isaac Ntow Tuah was not in the Brescia squad for the game.
Masahudu Alhassan was booked in the 75th minute and excelled for Latina who beat Bari 1908 2-0. On the Latina bench was Nelson Atiagli. Kingsley Boateng also played for Bari.
In the Lega Pro, former Fiorentina midfielder Daniel Kofi Agyei played for Benevento who shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Juve Stabia.
William Inaki Dannis was a full-timer for Athletico Bilbao who drew 1-1 with Deportivo La Coruna.
Derek Boateng warmed the bench for Eibar in their 2-0 home loss against Espanyol on Friday.
Thomas Partey scored the consolation goal for Almeria who suffered a 2-1 home loss against Malaga.
Former Right to Dream Academy graduate Ema Boateng was introduced in the 60th minute by Helsingborg IF who defeated Gefle 2-1 on Saturday.
Nasiru Mohammed scored the opener for BK Hacken who defeated Orebro 2-0. Sam Mensah sat on the Orebro bench for the entire match.
There was no Ebenezer Ofori in the AIK Solna side that drew 2-2 with Norrkoping.
Falkenberg posted a narrow 1-0 win over Halmstad BK. King Osei Gyan played the entire match but Kwame Karikari was unused Halmstad.
In the Superettan, Manchester City loanee Dominic Oduro played 64 minutes for Frej who were humiliated 4-0 by Degerfors.
Thomas Boakye was introduced in the 89th minute by Varberg who won 2-0 against Assyriska.
Meanwhile former Medeama SC midfielder Emmanuel Dogbe played 46 minutes for Oskarshamns AIK who lost 4-0 against Oddevold.
Ernest Asante scored the second goal in the 64th minutes for Stabaek who defeated Vålerenga 2-0 with ten men. Kamal Issah was not in the Stabaek squad for the game.
Bismark Adjei-Boateng scored one of the goals for Stromsgodset who defeated Bodo/Glimt 5-2 on Sunday evening. Midfielder Mohammed Abu also played for Stroms.
Striker Mahatma Otoo came off the bench to play for Sogndal IF who rubbished Asanne 3-0 in the second-tier league.
Danish-born midfielder Kevin Mensah came off the bench to score the 5th goal for Esbjerg who defeated Silkeborg 5-2 in the Superliga.
Defender Francis Dickoh played in central defence for Midtjylland who slipped to a 3-1 loss at OB.
In the second-tier league midfielder Jeff Mensah warmed the bench for Skive who were held to a 1-1 draw by Vejle.
Joseph Mensah played for Horsens who lost 2-1 against Lyngby.
Defender Abdul Baba Rahman was in delightful shape for Augsburg who defeated Bayern Munich 1-0 at the Allianz Arena.
German-born Ghanaian defender Philemon Ofosu-Ayeh was not in the Aalen team that won 2-0 at Fortuna Düsseldorf and enhanced their relegation survival chances.
Midfielder Anthony Annan did not make the 1860 Munich team that beat FSV Frankfurt 1-0.
In the Liga 3, midfielder Erich Berko played 88 minutes for Stuttgart II who beat Hansa Rostock 3-2.
Midfielder Frederick Kyereh came off the Energie Cottbus bench to play the last 15 minutes when they lost 3-0 against Borussia Dortmund II. There was no Evans Owusu Nyarko in the Dortmund squad for the game. There was no Joe Gyau in action for Dortmund.
Another German-born midfielder Reagy Ofosu was brought on in the 76th minute by Chemnitzer FC who beat Jahn Regensburg 1-0.
Midfielder Kwame Kusi was booked in the 20th minute and played the entire game for Fortuna Koln who lost 4-0 against Holstein Kiel.
Ghanaian-born Canadian international Randy Edwini-Bonsu was booked in the 76th minute and played 81 minutes for Stuttgarter Kickers who beat Preußen Münster 3-2.
Striker Jordan Ayew netted his 12th goal of the season after scoring for Lorient in their 4-0 away thrashing of relegated Metz on Saturday.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew scored to inspire Olympique Marseille’s comeback as they fought from behind to defeat AS Monaco 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday night.
French-born Ghanaian defender Dennis Appiah excelled at full-back for Caen who terminated Olympique Lyon after beating them 3-0 at the Stade Michel d’Ornano.
Jonathan Mensah was not in the Evian TG squad that slipped to a 3-2 home loss against fellow strugglers Stade Reims.
In the Ligue de National, former Ghana U17 captain Charles Boateng played for Avranches who lost 1-0 against Fréjus St-Raphaël.
Ben Amofa was not in the Strasbourg team that won 2-1 against Amiens SC.
Dutch-born Ghanaian starlet Rodney Antwi sat on the bench for FC Utrecht who shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Excelsior Rotterdam.
Jeffrey Sarpong scored one of the consolation goals for NAC Breda who lost 3-2 at AZ Alkmaar. Dutch-born defender Derrrick Luckassen watched the entire game from the bench while Divine Naah played 75 minutes for Breda.
Kenny Tete started his first Eredivisie game of the season for Ajax Amsterdam who hammered Cambuur FC 3-0 at the Amsterdam Arena.
Johan Kappelhof was benched by FC Groningen in their 1-0 home loss against PEC Zwolle.
Shadrach Eghan was brought on in the 40th minute by FC Twente as they dispatched Dordrecht 3-0 on Sunday.
Mustapha Yahaya was not in the FC Twente II team that beat Achilles ’29 1-0.
Marcel Appiah was in full-time action for NEC Nijmegen who lost their 17-game winning streak after losing 3-1 against VVV Venlo in the last game of the season.
Ghana U23 player Raymond Gyasi played for Roda JC who lost 3-1 against Emmen. His brother Edwin Gyasi was unused as he warmed the bench.
Johnathan Opoku made a return from injury to play his last game of the season for Oss who held Ajax II to a 1-1 draw. In the Ajax II starting side was Ghanaian pair of Elton Acolatse and Leeroy Owusu. Kenny Tete was not in the Ajax II squad for the game.
Belgian-born Ghanaian Marvin Ofori-Appiah warmed the bench for MVV who suffered a 5-1 trouncing at FC Eindhoven.
Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko is still out injured as he watched Eski?ehirspor’s 4-1 win over Kasimpasa.
Defender John Boye played full throttle for Kayseri Erciyesspor who drew 2-2 with Mersin.
Daniel Opare was not in the Besiktas team that drew 1-1 against Gaziantepspor.
Majeed Waris came off the bench to play the last 8 minutes for Trabzonspor who defeated Rizespor 2-0.
In the second-tier league, former Ghana U20 defender Joseph Attamah was in action for Adana Demirspor who lost 2-0 at Osmanlispor.
Emmanuel Frimpong was not in action for FK Ufa who held Ural to a 1-1 draw.
Rabiu Mohammed was sent off in the 85th minute after picking a second booking in Kuban Krasnodar’s 1-0 loss at Rubin Kazan’.
Defender Richard Ofori sat on the bench for Academica Coimbra who were held by Belenenses to a 1-1 draw.
Alhassan Wakaso made an injury return to play 75 minutes for Rio Ave who drew 0-0 with Paços de Ferreira. Emmanuel Boateng missed the game due to international duty with Ghana’s U20 side.
Abdul Osman was not in the Partick Thistle team that drew 1-1 with Hamilton Academical.
Wakaso Mubarak could not make the Celtic squad for their 1-0 win against Aberdeen in the Premier League.
French-born defender Jerry Vandam was in action for Waasland-Bereven who were beaten 2-1 at home by KV Mechelen. Defender David Addy was not in the Waasland squad for the game as well as former Olympique Marseille starlet Kevin Osei.
Bennard Kumordzi missed Genk’s 3-2 win over Zulte-Waregem due to injury.
Dutch-born Mitch Apau was not in the Westerlo team that drew 1-1 against Mouscron-Péruwelz on Saturday.
Belgian-born Ghanaian defender Denis Odoi played full throttle for Lokeren who thrashed KV Oostende 6-1. Former Liberty Professionals youth team striker Eugene Ansah warmed the Lokeren bench.
In the Championship play-offs, Nana Akwasi Asare was booked in the 86th minute when they drew 1-1 with Sporting Charleroi on Saturday.
Winger Frank Acheampong was in fine shape for Anderlecht who defeated Club Brugge 3-1 at the Stade Constant Vanden Stock.
In the Promotion Play-offs, midfielder Samuel Asamoah was in action for AS Eupen who held OH Leuven to a 1-1 draw.
Former Liberty Professionals midfielder Isaac Sackey returned to the Slovan Liberec squad and played 87 minutes as they lost 2-0 at Jablonec. Dutch-born Ghanaian Kevin Luckassen was not in the Liberec squad for the game.
Derrick Mensah was axed from the Banik Ostrava when they lost 1-0 against Hradec Králové. Attacker Francis Narh 60 minutes Ostrava.
Ghana U20 pair of David Atanga and Lawrence Ati-Zigi were in action for Liefering who lost 1-0 at St Polten. Frederick Adjei came off the bench to play for Liefering in the 72nd minute.
Defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem did not play for Wacker Innsbruck who drew 0-0 with FAC Team für Wien.
Defender Lee Addy played for Lokomotiv Zagreb who were humiliated 5-0 at Rijeka.
Midfielder Aziz Tetteh played for Platanias as they drew 1-1 with Olympiakos Piraeus.
Sadat Bukari played for Al Shoalah who drew 2-2 with Al Raed on Sunday.
Najran defeated Al Orubah 1-0 to enhance their survival chances. Former Hearts of Oak winger Winful Cobbinah played the entire game for Najran while Moussa Narry started for Orubah with attacker Isaac Osae coming off the bench to play.
Obeng Reagan helped ?ukari?ki to beat Red Star Belgrade 2-0 in the top-liner of the Serbian Super Liga.
Moro Ibrahim played for Donji Srem who lost 2-1 against Vojvodina.
Abraham Akwasi Frimpong played for FK Napredak as they lost 1-0 against Voždovac.
Former Black Stars defender John Paintsil and striker Anas Mohammed played for Maritzburg United as they beat AmaZulu 2-1. John Arwuah played for AmaZulu.
In other games Edwin Gyimah featured for Black Aces who shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Free State Stars. But defender Kwabena Adusei was not in their squad for the game.
Samuel Afum sat on the Young Boys when they won 3-1 at St Gallen.
Ebenezer Assifuah played 62 minutes for FC Sion when they hammered Vaduz 4-0.
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