The performance of Ghanaian players in Europe and elsewhere over the weekend
As many as eight Ghanaian players got on target abroad over the weekend for their clubs abroad.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan, Gershon Koffie and Dominic Oduro all scored abroad.
Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong came off the bench in the 65th minute to replace Greek international Giorgios Karagounis for Fulham as they held Sunderland to a 2-2 draw at the Stadium of Light.
In the second-tier league of English football, Prince Buaben was left with the Watford second team as they managed a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Youngster Akwasi Asante was left with the Birmingham City second team as they suffered heavy 5-2 defeat at Hull City.
Ghana winger Albert Adomah came off the bench after 83 minutes to help Bristol City squeeze out a valuable away point against Paul Ince’s Blackpool.
Elsewhere in the League One, English-born Ghanaian starlet James Alabi came off the bench in the 74th to play for Scunthorpe United who lost 1-0 at Brentford.
Former Liverpool youth winger David Amoo played 25 minutes for Tranmere Rovers as they lost 1-0 at Yeovil Town.
Patrick Agyemang scored in the 6th minute for Portsmouth as they sneaked past Crewe Alexandria 2-1 at their own backyard.
Joe Anyinsah was forced off the field after just 25 minutes because of injury as his Bristol Rovers side thrashed Burton 3-0.
Andy Yiadom played 75 minutes for Barnet when they lost 2-1 at Plymouth Argyle.
30-year-old defender Kevin Amankwaah played full time for Exeter City as they defeated 3-0 Northampton Town.
Ghana youth defender Baba Abdul Rahman played the entire regulation minutes for Greuther Furth as they split the points with Hamburg SV in a 1-1 draw at the Imtech Arena.
Karim Bellarabi is still out with injury and he watched his Bayer Leverkusen side defeated Stuttgart 2-1.
Elsewhere in the Bundesliga II, former Ghana U20 striker Kwame Nsor conspicuously missed out of Kaiserslautern’s side that shared the spoils with Bochum in a 0-0 contest.
Defender Marcel Appiah and former AshGold striker Eric Agyemang played for Arminia Bielefeld as they beat Babelsberg 2-1.
Striker Phil Ofosu-Aryeh played for Rot-Weiß Erfurt who suffered a 2-1 home loss to Saarbrücken.
Kwasi Okyere Wriedt played 17 minutes for St Pauli II as they lost 2-1 to Wolfsburg II in the Regionalliga.
Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah watched Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Napoli from the bench.
Kevin-Prince Boateng scored in the 44th minute for AC Milan who hammered Lazio 3-0.
Sulley Muntari watched the entire action from the bench.
Midfielder Isaac Cofie came off the bench in the 31st minute and scored Chievo Verona’s consolation goal when they lost 2-1 at Fiorentina.
Amidu Salifu was an unused substitute by Catania when they suffered a 3-2 home loss to Inter Milan.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu lasted the entire duration of the match for Udinese when they beat Pescara 1-0.
Striker Said Ahmed Said and Moro Al-Hassan were not in the Genoa side that lost 3-1 at the Stadio Olimpico to AS Roma.
In the Serie B, the alpha and omega clash between Sassuolo and Grosseto ended 2-0 in favour of Grosseto, the bottom-placed side.
Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was introduced after 65 minutes but Raman Chibsah was not in the Sassuolo team.
In the same game, Yaw Asante did not make the trip for the guest.
Inter Milan loanee Alfred Duncan continued to impress for Livorno as he lasted full-time in their 2-1 win at Spezia.
Maxwell Acosty played full throttle for Juve Stabia in their 1-1 draw with Pro Vercelli.
Compatriot Daniel Kofi Agyei was not in the Stabia first team.
Neither Masahudu Alhassan nor Ahmed Barusso played for Novara Calcio when they split the points with Reggina in a 1-1 stalemate.
Virtus Lanciano lost 2-0 to Brescia on home grounds.
AC Milan loanee Edmund Etse Hottor and Mase Nana Addo Welbeck were not in the Lanciano and Brescia teams respectively.
Defender Bright Addae warmed the Crotone bench in their 1-0 win over Ascoli.
Michael Essien lasted full time for Real Madrid as they defeated Barcelona 2-1 in the Spanish La Liga.
Black Stars midfielder Anthony Annan was not in the Osasuna side who were pipped 1-0 by Atletico Bilbao.
Wakaso Mubarak was a second half substitute by Espanyol who were held to a 0-0 draw by Real Valladolid.
In the Segunda Division, goalkeeper Razak Brimah returned from suspension to play for Guadalajara when they shared the spoils with Sabadell in a 1-1 stalemate.
Midfielder Thomas Teye Partey scored the only goal of the game for Atletico Madrid II when they Tenerife 1-0.
Elsewhere, defender Stephen Owusu-Ansah was sent off in the 70th minute for Rayo Vallecano in their 2-2 draw with Fuenlabrada.
Nana Asare also played full time for Vallecano.
Midfielder Paul Quaye played full time for Espanyol II when they thrashed Levante II 3-0.
Erixon Danso scored twice for Valencia II in their 4-1 triumph over Prat.
Stade Rennes are still without a win in three Ligue 1 games after they lost 2-0 at Montpellier.
Ghana defensive duo John Mensah and Jonathan Mensah were not in the Rennes team.
Brothers Andre and Jordan Ayew helped Olympique Marseille to beat Troyes 2-1.
Youngster Kevin Osei was not in the Marseille team.
Midfielder Mohammed Abu lost his place in the Lorient first team squad as they drew 1-1 with Valenciennes.
Winger Ishmael Yartey watched from the bench as his Sochaux side lost 2-1 to Nancy at the Stade Auguste-Bonal.
Samuel Inkoom watched Bastia’s bad-tempered 1-0 win over Ajaccio from the bench. The game produced five red cards.
Evian TG managed to return with a point from their trip to Toulouse.
Rabiu Mohammed lasted 51 minutes for Evian but defender Jonathan Mensah was not in the Evian side.
In the Ligue 2, leaders AS Monaco sneaked past Gazélec Ajaccio 1-0 to tighten their grip on the promotion ticket.
Ghanaian pair of Dennis Appiah and Derrick Appiah were not in the Monaco team.
Speedster Haminu Dramani was not in the Arles team as they won 2-1 against Auxerre.
Memphis Depay scored the opening goal for PSV Eindhoven in their 2-0 win over VVV Venlo.
Edwin Gyasi recovered from injury to play the last 7 minutes for FC Twente as they lost 2-0 to Ajax.
Fred Benson was a 77th minute substitute by PEC Zwolle who won 2-0 against Willem II.
FC Utrecht slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Vitesse Arnhem.
Nana Akwasi Asare missed the game due to injury.
Kwame Quansah played full throttle for Heracles Almelo in their 3-1 defeat at ADO Den Haag.
Elvis Manu returned from suspension to score the equaliser for Excelsior in their 1-1 draw with Helmond Sport.
Volendam posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Veendam.
Jonathan Opoku played 62 minutes for Veendam but Mitch Apau was not in the Veendam team.
Defender Jerry Akaminko was a pillar in defence for Eski?ehirspor as they held Galatasaray to a 0-0 draw.
Emmanuel Banahene bagged a brace for Kar??yaka in their 2-0 win over Adana Demirspor.
Former Hearts of Oak whizkid Torric Jebrin was booked in the 44th minute and played 90 minutes for 1461 Trabzon in the slim 1-0 win over ?anl?urfaspor.
Junior brother of Sulley Muntari, Sulley Muniru watched from the bench as his CFR Cluj side lost 1-0 to O?elul Gala?i.
Christian Atsu returned from suspension to play 23 minutes for FC Porto in their 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder William Tiero watched from the bench as his Gil Vicente side suffered a 2-1 home loss to Nacional.
Alhassan Wakaso played full time for Portimonense who drew 1-1 with Benfica II.
Aziz Tetteh was booked in the 25th minute and he played full-time for Platanias when they lost 2-1 at Kerkyra.
Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was out of the Panathinaikos first team squad as they beat AEK Athens 2-0 at their own backyard.
Bennard Kumordzi played 106 minutes for RKC Genk in their Belgium Cup semi-final win over Anderlecht.
AEL Limassol thrashed Paphos 4-0 to push up the ladder in the Cypriot Division One table.
Former AshGold striker Shaibu Yakubu played the last 15 minutes for Enosis in their comprehensive 4-1 win over Ayia Napa.
Midfielder Carlos Ohene played 80 minutes for AEL while compatriot Ebo Andoh was introduced after 74 minutes.
Gerome Agbo watched from the bench as his Nea Salamis side lost 1-0 to Doxa.
Yussif Rahman watched from the bench as his Alki side managed to hold Olympiakos to a 2-2 draw in an away tie.
Dominic Adiyiah played the entire match for Arsenal Kiev when they suffered a 2-0 loss at FC Dnipro.
Winger Abeiku Quansah was not in the Arsenal Kiev side same as Derek Boateng was also not in the Dnipro side.
Dominic Oduro scored the third goal for Columbus Crew when they hammered Chivas USA 3-0.
Gershon Kwoffie scored the only goal of the game for Vancouver Whitecaps when they beat Toronto FC 1-0.
Patrick Nyarko last the entire match for Chicago Fire in their 4-0 huge loss at LA Galaxy.
BK Hacken got knock out of the Swedish Cup after losing 2-1 to second-tier side Falkenberg.
Attacking midfielder Nasiru Mohammed played 73 minutes for Hacken but compatriot Reuben Aryana sat on the Hacken bench.
Halmstad sailed through to the next stage of the competition after beating AIK Stockholm 2-1.
Striker Kwame Amponsah-Karikari played the last five minutes for AIK.
Ibrahim Moro also played AIK.
Djurgarden posted a 3-0 victory over lower-tier side Umea.
Ghanaian midfielder Daniel Amartey lasted full time for Djurgarden while Manchester City loanee Godsway Donyoh was introduced after 82 minutes.
Yussif Chibsah sat on the Djurgarden bench.
David Accam saw full time action for Helsingborg when they drew 1-1 with Assyrian.
Defender Joseph Baffo missed the game due to injury.
Asamoah Gyan scored an 81st minute penalty to claim a slim 1-0 win for Al Ain over Al Jazira.