Super Eagles stars Ademola Lookman and Cyriel Dessers were both decisive for their respective clubs in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa Conference League – Lookman drew Leicester City level at home with AS Roma, while Dessers double handed Feyenoord a 3-2 advantage against Olympique Marseille.
The NPFL hotshot has continued to find his way to goal with his latest effort the match winner at home against Helsingborgs IF. He came off the bench in the 67th minute and 16 minutes grabbed the winning goal. It was a superb solo goal which he initiated right from his own half of the pitch. He has now scored two goals since his transfer from Nigeria. Mjallby AIF are second in the standings with 13 points from six games.
The winger netted twice for FC Nantes at RC Lens in the French Ligue 1 at the weekend. He is now directly involved in 14 goals in Ligue 1 this season – six goals and eight assists. He has continued to post solid numbers season after season in France. Will he now make the big move to the Premier League?
The Super Eagles star striker has boosted his profile with his 13th Serie A goal and sixth assist in Napoli 6-1 spanking of Sassuolo. This tally matches his goals record in both Ligue 1 and Belgium. His numbers have as expected fueled speculations of a massive transfer to the Premier League. Not a bad turnaround for the striker who had flopped at the German Bundesliga seven years ago.
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said his club have a “fantastic” chance of reaching the final of the UEFA Europa Conference League this week after loanee Lookman salvaged a 1-1 draw with AS Roma in a semifinal home leg. Leicester have not made the same impact in the Premier League they did last season and will hope to make up for this by reaching the European cup final in Albania. Lookman has done well for ‘The Foxes’ on loan from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig and could even be rewarded with a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Feyenoord will be in the final of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League should they avoid defeat this week at Olympique Marseille thanks in part to a brace by Dessers. The striker, who is on loan from Belgian club Genk, became the first player to score 10 goals in the competition after his brace in the semifinal first leg in Rotterdam this past week. Dessers, 27, has also fired six goals in 25 appearances in the Dutch league. The big question at the end of the season is whether Feyenoord will splash four Million Euros to sign on a permanent basis the striker from hometown club Genk?