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How Ghanaian stars fared in the Europa League

Published on: 07 December 2012

Striker Chris Dickson was the only Ghanaian player who got on target in Thursday's Europa League group round-ups.

There was also a Marseille debut for Kevin Osei while youngster Isaac Donkor held down his place in the Inter Milan 18-man squad for the game.

Udinese 0-1 Liverpool

A first-half goal from Jordan Henderson earned Liverpool FC a 1-0 triumph against a ten-man Udinese side in Italy and dump Les Zebrettes out of the competition.

Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played full throttle for Udinese and was booked on the 80th minute mark.

Napoli 1-3 PSV

Tim Matavž scored a hat-trick as PSV Eindhoven came from behind to inflict a first European home defeat on SSC Napoli since December 1994.

Dutch-born Ghanaian youngster Memphis Depay was sensational on the flanks for the Eredivisie side.

PSV failed to progress after finishing third in Group F.

Hapoel Tel Aviv 2-0 Académica Coimbra

Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC bowed out of the UEFA Europa League with a comfortable 2-0 win over Portuguse side Academica de Coimbra.

Ghana right-back John Pantsil watched the game from the stands at the Bloomfield Stadium.

AEL 3-0 Marseille

Cyprus side AEL Limassol FC ended their UEFA Europa League campaign on a high as they thumped a second string Marseille side 3-0 at the Neo GSP.

Chris Dickson scored the 3rd goal for AEL in the 82nd minute.

Former FC Porto B player Enoch Ebo Andoh spectatored the game from the stands.

French-born Ghanaian youngster Kevin Osei marked his debut for Marseille but neither Jordan Ayew nor Andre Ayew travelled with the Marseille team.

FC Dnipro 4-0 AIK Stockholm

Dnipro Dnipro head for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 with five wins under their belt in Group F following a 4-0 victory against AIK.

Ghana duo of Samuel Inkoom and Derek Boateng continued their spell out of the first team squad as they watched from the stands.

There were actions for Ghanaian trio of Robin Quaison, Moro Ibrahim and Kwame Amponsah-Karikari in the AIk team.

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Panathinaikos

EPL side Tottenham Hotspur took a stroll on Greek side Panathinaikos after beating them 3-1 at the White Hart Lane.

Ghana winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie missed the game due to injury.

Genk 0-0 FC Basel

Racing Genk finished top of Group G after despite playing a pulsating goalless stalemate with Swiss Super League giants FC Basel.

Midfielder Bernard Yao Kumordzi watched the entire game from the Genk bench.

Inter Milan 2-2 Neftçi PFK

Inter Milan threw away their 2-1 lead in the 89th minute to draw 2-2 with Azerbaijan side Neftçi PFK.

Ghanaian youth defender Isaac Donkor watched the game from the Inter bench.

Inter finished second.

Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 Rosenborg

The German side recorded their fourth win of the campaign and finished second in Group K after beating 1-0 Rosenborg.

Ghana-pursiut Karim Bellarabi sat out of the game while Awal Issah-Mohammed came off the bench to play the entire second half for the Norwegians.

FC Twente 1-3 Helsingborg

Already eliminated, Helsingborg condemned Twente to last place in Group L with a comfortable 3-1 victory in Enschede.

Ghanaian youngster Edwin Gyasi was left out of the FC Twente first team while David Accam played the last five minutes for Helsingborg.

There was no Joseph Baffo in the Helsingborg team.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Abou Saeed says:
    December 07, 2012 07:59 am
    nigga do u understand english?
  • real sabacious says:
    December 07, 2012 07:48 am
    both inkoom and derek boateng were not in the 18 man squard of dnipro.pls check ur facts right.memphis depay was delight to and assisted in the second goal for psv.i wonder what the lazy GFA is waiting for before pursuing this promising youngster.we're never forgive the GFA if we loss this guy to Holland!danny welbeck could have been playing for Ghana if the GFA have been and pursue him earlier.
  • Gyan says:
    December 07, 2012 01:28 pm
    They are all average players except few.
  • nak02 says:
    December 07, 2012 11:06 am
    yh nigger seriously, u shud read the post about inkoom and boateng again, anyway boateng is a top player and dnipro dont deserve him. I wonder why ghanaian players choose to go to such huhuhu clubs. why on earth did he leave Getafe?