Taiwo Awoniyi celebrates his goal for Mouscron

Taiwo Awoniyi, Dennis Bonaventure and Paul Onuachu were all on target in cup games in Europe, but Alhaji Gero saw red after his heroics in Europa League.

In Belgium, former Nigeria U20 star Awoniyi, who is on loan from Premier League side Liverpool, was on target after 27 minutes as Royal Excel Mouscron defeated second division side Tubize 3-1.

Bonaventure ended a long-drawn goals’ drought by grabbing a double in the fifth and 30th minutes as Club Brugge thrashed hosts Roeselare 5-1.

Paul Onuachu fired a treble for Midtjylland to pound Greve 7-0 in the Danish cup.

Little known compatriot Frank Onyeka was also among the goals.

In Holland, Cyriel Dessers, who has said he wishes to now play for the Super Eagles after he has represented Belgium at age-group level, fired a brace for FC Utrecht to trounce Ajax Amsterdam B 6-0.

He scored in the eighth and 23rd minutes.

Former Mighty Jets striker Edafe Donatus scored twice, in the 84th and 87th minutes, for Slovenian club Gorica to stop Sampion Celje.

In the Swedish league, Alhaji Gero was given a straight red in the 90th minute in Ostersunds FK 2-2 home draw with champions Malmo FF.

This is coming after he scored in the Europa League.

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