Comprehensive wrap-up of performance of Ghanaian players abroad
Whizkid Christian Atsu was not involved in FC Porto’s victory over the weekend but he has clinched his first major career title as they won the Portuguese top-flight league.
Gershon Koffie, Samuel Afum and Dominic Oduro all got on the score-sheet for their clubs while Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Yussif Raman Chibsah secured promotion for Sassuolo to the Italian elite division.
Ghanasoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong Manson has a comprehensive report on how Ghanaian players fared abroad over the weekend.
Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong ended his loan stint with Fulham by playing 67 minutes of their 3-0 win over Swansea City in the last game of the EPL on Sunday.
Relegated Greuther Furth were condemned to their 21st defeat of the season after losing 3-1 at Augsburg.
Ghana youngster Baba Abdul Rahman played full time for Furth.
In the Bundesliga II, Kaiserslautern finished in a play-off place and will have to play Hoffenheim to qualify for the Bundesliga.
They lost 2-1 at home to St Pauli. Former Ghana U20 striker Kwame Nsor was not in the Kaiserslautern.
American-born Joseph Claud-Gyau who is on loan at Pauli from Hoffenheim came off the bench to play the last 18 minutes.
Dennis Danso-Weidlich was left out of the Jahn Regensburg team that lost 3-1 at Dynamo Dresden.
Elsewhere in the Liga 3, Arminia Bielefeld gained promotion back into the Bundesliga 2 despite losing 1-0 at Wacker Burghausen.
Neither Marcel Appiah nor Eric Agyemang was in the Bielefeld squad for the game.
In the Regionalliga Lenny Sowah played in central defence for Hamburg SV II when they drew 2-2 with Wilhelmshaven on Sunday.
German-born Ghanaian striker Reagy Ofosu saw 78 minutes of action for Ingolstadt II who defeated Eltersdorf 1-0 in an away fixture.
In the Junior league, Ghanaian U17 pair of Malcolm Kentu Badu and Daniel Kyereh played for Wolfsburg U17 side as they defeated Rot-Weiss Erfurt 3-2.
Kwadwo Asamoah was not in the Juventus team that lost 3-2 to Sampdoria at the Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris.
Midfielder Isaac Cofie starred for Chievo Verona who managed a 2-2 draw at Atalanta.
Genoa dodged relegation after drawing 0-0 against Bologna on the final day of the Serie A.
Ghana youth pair of Moro Al-Hassan and Said Ahmed Said returned to the Genoa team but it was Said Ahmed – the former Inter Milan youngster who came off the bench after 84 minutes.
Amidu Salifu watched Catania’s 2-2 draw with Torino from the bench.
Youngster Nii Nortey Ashong failed to make the Fiorentina team for the final game of the season as they hammered Pescara 5-1.
Neither Sulley Muntari nor Kevin-Prince Boateng were involved in AC Milan’s 2-1 win at Siena that helped them to seal a Champions League spot.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the last 9 minutes for Udinese who thrashed Inter Milan 5-2 to seal a Europa League spot.
In the Serie B, Richmond Boakye-Yiadom and Yussif Raman Chibsah were at the heart of Sassuolo’s promotion as they starred in their 1-0 win over Livorno.
Boakye was replaced in the 79th minute while Chibsah lasted the full match.
Midfielder Joseph Alfred Duncan played 73 minutes for Livorno.
Masahudu Alhassan returned to the Novara regular side and played the full match for them as they drew 1-1 with Virtus Lanciano.
Ahmed Barusso and Etse Hottor were not in the Novara and Virtus Lanciano squads respectively.
Mase Nana Addo Welbeck was left out of the Brescia team that beat Varese 2-0 to seal a play-off place.
Nine-man Juve Stabia held Crotone to a 3-3 draw at their own backyard.
Striker Maxwell Boadu Acosty saw full-time action for Juve but compatriot Daniel Kofi Agyei was not in the Juve team.
Bright Addae failed to make the Crotone squad for the game.
Mubarak Wakaso played the entire 90 minutes for Espanyol who lost 2-0 at Deportivo La Coruna.
Anthony Annan was not in the Osasuna side that lost 1-0 at Granada.
In the Segunda B, Thomas Partey assisted Atletico Madrid II’s second goal as they beat Rayo Vallencao II 4-1 to condemn them to relegation.
Isaac Nana Asare played full time for Rayo but Anthony Manison was a second half sub.
Midfielder Paul Quaye missed Espanyol II’s 3-0 win over Orihuela due to injury.
Benjamin Akoto Asamoah scored both goals for Atletico Madrid III when they beat UD Las Palmas in the Copa del Rey.
Samuel Inkoom was axed from the Bastia first team squad as they recorded a 2-1 win over Nancy at away.
Olympique Marseille slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Saint-Étienne.
Ghana winger Andre Ayew lasted the entire duration of the game for Marseille but Jordan Ayew came off the bench after 63 minutes.
Rabiu Mohammed was booked in the 80th minute and lasted the entire match for Evian TG who beat Valenciennes 2-0.
Jonathan Mensah was not in the Evian team.
Ishmael Yartey did not play for Sochaux as they lost 2-1 to Toulouse on home turf.
Mohammed Abu saw 57 minutes of action for Lorient who lost 1-0 Stade Reims.
Neither John Mensah nor John Boye was involved in Stade Rennes’ 1-1 draw at Ajaccio.
In the Ligue 2, Monaco maintained their 5 point lead at the top of the table after beating Le Mans 2-1.
Neither Derrick Appiah nor Dennis Appiah was in the Monaco team.
FC Twente made it to the final stages of the Europa League play-offs after beating Groningen 3-2.
Youngster Shaddrack Eghan watched the game from the Twente bench but Edwin Gyasi was not in their team.
Nana Akwasi Asare led FC Utrecht to beat Heerenveen 2-1 to qualify to the next stage.
Jerry Akaminko was not in the Eski?ehirspor first team squad as they beat Antalyaspor 3-1.
Christian Atsu did not make the trip with FC Porto to Paços de Ferreira as they 2-0 to claim the league title.
Ghana-born Adama Plange gained promotion to the Sporting Lisbon first team and came on in the 90th minute as they beat Beira-Mar 4-1.
David Addy played 85 minutes for Vitória Guimarães who lost 1-0 to Rio Ave.
Gil Vicente were able to beat the drop despite losing 3-1 to Estoril on home soil.
William Tiero played 66 minutes for Vicente while Thomas Agyiri sat on their bench.
In the Liga de Honra, Alhassan Wakaso helped Portimonense to beat Atletico CP 2-1.
Genk finished fifth after losing 1-0 to Club Brugge.
Bennard Kumordzi played full time for Genk but Enock Adu Kofi sat on the Brugge bench.
Daniel Opare was not in the Standard Liege team that won 4-3 against Lokeren.
Crocked Isaac Vorsah watched from the stands as his Red Bull Salzburg brushed aside Wacker Innsbruck 3-1.
Lee Addy manned the Dinamo Zagreb defence as they beat Lokomotiva 2-1.
Striker Shaibu Yakubu was not in the Enosis side that lost 4-2 to Doxa.
Enoch Ebo Andoh played full time for AEL Limassol when they won 3-1 at Apollon.
Carlos Ohene was not in the AEL team.
Defender Davidson Drobo-Ampem played 74 minutes for Esbjerg when they hammered BK Odense 6-2.
Charles Takyi played only the first 45 minutes for Horsens when they lost 4-2 at SønderjyskE.
Kamal Issah was an unused sub by Nordsjælland who lost 4-0 at Brondby.
Former Kotoko defender Gideon Baah helped FC Honka to beat JJK 3-2.
Arago Gamal is still without first team action at Atromistos as he was out of their team in the 2-1 defeat against Asteras Tripolis.
Derek Asamoah saw 90 minutes of football for Daegu who drew 1-1 with Daejeon Citizen.
Ernest Asante came off the bench to play the last nine minutes of the game for IK Start when they beat Odd Grenland 1-0.
Bismark Adjei-Boateng scored twice for Stromsgodset when they defeated Sogndal 3-1.
Adam Kwarasey manned the post for Stroms but Razak Nuhu was not in the Stroms team.
King Osei-Gyan played 22 minutes of Viking’s 0-0 draw with Hønefoss.
Vaslui battered Dinamo Bucure?ti 4-1 on Saturday.
Ghanaian pair of Kennedy Boateng and Zuberu Salifu both watched from the Vaslui bench.
Sulley Muniru held the field for CFR Cluj when they drew 1-1 with Concordia Chiajna.
Petrolul Ploie?ti and Astra Giurgiu drew 1-1.
Both Seidu Salifu and Sadat Bukari played for Astra Giurgiu.
Dutch-born Frank Wiafe-Danquah played the first 45 minutes for Brasov who defeated Pandurii Târgu Jiu 3-2.
Hacken and Gefle shared the spoils after drawing 2-2.
Nasiru Mohammed came off the Hacken bench after 82 minutes while Zakaria Abdullai was also introduced by Gefle.
Reuben Aryana was unused by Hacken.
Kwame Amponsah-Karikari was a second half sub by AIK Stockholm who beat Oster 3-2.
Ibrahim Moro warmed the bench for AIK.
Djurgarden piped Halmstad BK 1-0 but still remain at the bottom of the table.
Yussif Chibsah played full-time for Djurgarden but Godsway Donyoh was unused.
Samuel Afum scored the only goal of the game for Young Boys as they beat Servette 1-0 on Saturday.
Dominic Adiyiah helped Arsenal Kiev to beat Vorskla 2-1 in the Ukrainian Premier League.
Dominic Oduro scored the only goal of the game for Columbus Crew as they beat Toronto FC 1-0.
Gershon Koffie scored in the 54th minute to help Vancouver Whitecaps to draw 2-2 with Portland Timbers.
Khalif Alhassan came off after 54 minutes.
Asamoah Gyan played the full 90 minutes but could help Al Ain avoid their 2-0 defeat at Al Wahda.