Sports News of Monday, 18 December 2017
Most of foreign leagues have proceeded on break due to the yuletide.
However, plenty of Ghanaian players were involved in matches as Mahatma Otoo kept up his great run of scoring form and a couple of goals from a few number of players.
Reuben Obodai has a lowdown on how Ghanaian players fared across the globe over the weekend.
Jeffrey Schlupp picked a booking but completed full period as Crystal Palace thump Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. Daniel Amartey again missed the match day squad for the Foxes.
Christian Atsu lasted 54 minutes for Newcastle United in their 1-0 loss at Arsenal.
Andre Ayew warmed the bench for West Ham they recorded their first away win when they beat Stoke City 3-0 at the Brittania Stadium.
Collins Quaner provided an assist for Huddersfield Town in their 4-1 win over Watford at the Vicarage Road.
In the Championship, Phil Ofosu-Ayeh missed the Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday through injury.
Albert Adomah played full throttle for Aston Villa in their 2-0 defeat at Derby County.
Andy Yiadom lasted full action for Barnsley in their goalless draw at Brentford.
Caleb Ekubanmissed Leeds United 1-0 win over Norwich City through injury.
Dennis Odoi warmed the bench for Fulham FC in their 1-0 defeat against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
In League One, Kwesi Appiah returned from a long injury layoff to make a cameo appearance for AFC Wimbledon in their 4-0 thumping against Wigan Athletic.
Joe Dodoo warmed the bench for Charlton Athletic in their 2-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers. Tarique Fosu missed the game for the Addicks through injury.
In League Two, Hiram Boateng played full action for Exeter City in their 2-1 win over Stevenage.
Midfielder Nortei Nortey played full minutes for Dover Athletic in their 3-0 win over Eastbourne Borough in the FA Trophy Round of 32.
Nana Ofori Twumasiscored for Maidestone in their 4-0 victory against Torquay in the FA Trophy Round of 32.
Thomas Partey picked a booking for Atletico Madrid in the 1-0 win against Deportivo Alaves.
Mubarak Wakaso was an unused substitute for the losers.
Emmanuel Boateng was not added to Levante squad that played out a goalless draw at Sevilla.
In the Segunda Division, Yaw Yeboah picked a direct red card for Real Oviedo in their 1-0 win at Sevilla FC B. Owusu Kwabena warmed the bench for the winners.
Afriyie Acquah warmed the bench for Torino in their 3-1 loss against Napoli.
Isaac Cofie delivered for Genoa in their goalless draw against Fiorentina at the Artemio Franchi.
Godfred Donsah again turned on a great performance for Torino despite their 3-0 loss to Juventus at home. Kwadwo Asamoah was an unused substitute for the Old Lady.
Rahman Chibsah lasted 741 minutes for Benevento Calcio in their 2-1 loss against SPAL. Bright Gyamfi warmed the bench for the Witches.
Alfred Duncan enjoyed full action for Sassuolo as they inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Sampdoria. There was no place for Claud Adjapong in Sassuolo match day squad.
In the Serie B, defender Isaac Donkor picked a booking for AC Cesena in their goalless draw at Parma.
Bright Addae picked a booking but lated full throttle for Ascoli in their 1-1 draw at Avellino.
Moses Odjer warmed the bench for Salernitana in their 2-0 win at Virtus Entella. Meanwhile, Patrick Asmah was not added to the match day squad of the victors.
Ransford Selasi was not included in Pescara match day squad in their 1-0 win over Novara Calcio.
Emmanuel Besea warmed the bench for Frosinone in their 1-1 stalemate at Carpi.
Enock Kwarteng, who is reported to be heading to the exit door in January, was not selected for Nantes 1-0 win over Angers.
Abdul Majeed Waris was not included in Lorient squad that played put a 2-2 draw at Bourg Peronnas. He was spotted at the Emirates Stadium watching Arsenal play against Newcastle United.
Lawrence Ati-Zigi warmed the bench as usual for Sochaux in their 2-0 win at Clermont.
Ebenezer Assifuah opened the scoring for Le Havre in their 2-1 win against Niort.
Grejohn Kyei made a cameo appearance for Stade Reims in their 5-1 win over Valenciennes.
Ebenezer Ofori was not included in VfL Stuttgart 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich while Okyere Wreidt also faced the same fate with the Bavarian giants.
Daniel Opare suffered a 34th minute injury in Augsburg 3-3 draw with Freiburg.
Kevin-Prince Boateng captained Eintracht Frankfurt in their 2-2 draw against Schalke 04.
Defender Joseph Baffo missed Eintracht Brauschweig 1-0 defeat against Dusseldorf through injury. Steffen Nkansah lasted warmed the bench for Braunschweig.
Bernard Tekpetey made a cameo appearance for Altach in their 3-1 loss at Admira.
Kadiri Mohammed played 90 minutes of action for Austria Vienna as they pipped Sturm Graz 1-0 at home.
David Atanga and Samuel Tetteh spent the entire duration of the game on the bench as Red Bull Salzburg played out a goalless draw with LASK Linz.
Nana Akwesi Asare picked a booking but lasted full period for KAA Gent in their goalless draw with Standard Liege.
Eric Ocansey lasted 79 minutes for KAS Eupen in their 0-0 stalemate with Sint Truiden. Samuel Owusu meanwhile, played full throttle for Sint Truiden but there was no place for goalkeeper Abdul Manaf-Nurudeen on Eupen bench.
Bernard Kumordzi saw 90 minutes of action for Kortrijk in their 2-0 win over KV Mechelen.
William Owusu Acheampong was instrumental for Royal Antwerp in their 2-1 victory over Zulte Waregem.
Nana Opoku Ampomah scored for the second week running for Waasland-Beveren when he opened the scoring in their 1-1 draw against Sporting Lokeren.
Dennis Appiah picked a booking but lasted the entire duration for Anderlecht as they were trounced 5-0 at Club Brugge.
Joseph Aidoo picked yellow card in KRC Genk 1-1 draw at Sporting Charleroi.
Osah Bernardinho Tetteh was an unused substitute for Westerlo in their 3-2 home loss to Cercle Brugge.
Striker Francis Narh missed Levski Sofia 2-0 win over Dunav Ruse in the quarter finals of the Bulgarian Cup through injury.
German-born Ghanaian attacker Reagy Ofosu was not included in Istra 1961 match day squad in their 1-1 draw at home to Osijek.
Ahmed Said scored for Hadjuk Split in their 5-0 win over Inter Zapresic. Obeng Reagan picked a booking but completed full minutes for the losers.
Maxwell Boadu Acosty also scored for Rijeka in their 3-0 victory over Rudes.
Derrick Luckassen warmed the bench for PSV in their 3-0 win over Ado Den Haag.
Thomas Agyepong missed NAC Breda match day squad as they lost 1-0 at Heerenveen.
Jonathan Opoku made a cameo appearance for VVV Venlo in their 1-0 win at Roda JC.
In the Eerste Divisie, Leroy Owusu provided an assist for Almere City in their 3-2 loss against Jong PSV.
Shadrach Eghan made a cameo appearance for Go Ahead Eagles in their 3-2 loss at FC Eindhoven.
Aziz Tetteh was introduced in their 55th minute for Lech Poznan in their 3-1 win against Termalica B-B.
Emmanuel Hackman picked a red card for Portimonense in their 2-0 loss at Sporting CP while Lumor Agbenyenu played full period for for the side.
In the Segunda Liga, Osei Barnes lasted picked a booking and lasted 78 minutes for Arouca in their 2-0 away loss to Penafiel.
Raphael Dwamena lasted full period for FC Zurich in their 5-1 annihilation at Lausanne.
Kasim Nuhu had a fantastic game for Young Boys in their 4-2 victory over Luzern.
Richard Kissi Boateng lasted 63 minutes for SuperSport United in their 3-1 loss at Baroka.
Goalkeeper Richard Ofori kept another clean sheet as Maritzburg United played out a goalless draw with Golden Arrows.
Mohammed Anas made a cameo appearance for Free State Stars in their 2-1 win against Orlando Pirates. Mumuni Abubakar was an unused substitute for the victors while Bernard Morrison was not added to the Buccaneers squad list.
Razak Brimah was not included in Mamelodi Sundowns match day squad in their 4-1 win over Bloemfontein Celtic.
Nana Akorsah-Bempah made a cameo appearance for Cape Town FC in their 1-0 win over Amazulu FC. Samuel Darpoh warmed the bench for the losers.
Isaac Vorsah played full throttle for Ohod in their 2-1 loss against Al Shabab.
Prince Buaben lasted 67 minutes for Hearts of Midlothian in their 4-0 win over Celtic.
Nicholas Opoku was impregnable for Club African in their 1-0 win over Etoile Sahel.
Elvis Manu picked a booking but enjoyed full throttle for Genclerbirligi in their goalless draw with Kasimpasa. Kamal Issah warmed the bench for Genclerbirligi while Bernard Mensah was taken off in the 93rd minute.
Joseph Attamah played full throttle for Istanbul Basaksehir in their 4-1 victory over Antalyaspor.
Asamoah Gyan was not included in Kayserispor match day squad that won 2-0 at Akhisar Genclik Spor.
Kofi Atta lasted 74 minutes for Bursaspor in their 1-0 loss at Trabzonspor. Emmanuel Agyemng Badu warmed the bench for the Green Crocodile.
Issac Sackey picked a booking and lasted 65th minute for Alanyaspor in their 1-1 draw with Sivasspor. John Boye missed the game through injury.
Jerry Akaminko played the entire period of Eskisehirspor in their 3-0 defeat at Boluspor.
Mahatma Otoo scored his NINTH league goal for Balikesirspor in their 1-0 win over Gaziantep.