Players Abroad: Gyan, Wakaso, Boateng & others score
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was among Ghanaian players who scored during the weekend as he came off the bench to score in China.
Meanwhile Wakaso Mubarak scored a spectacular goal in Spain’s La Liga while 18-year-old striker Benjamin Tetteh netted his second goal of the season Belgium.
Emmanuel Boateng hit the back of the net for LA Galaxy in the MLS. And, Samuel Owusu scored in Serbia and his name sake in Egypt.
Erich Berko was also on target in Germany while midfielder Richard Donkor also found the net in Sweden.
And, Johnathan Opoku Agyemang scored his 13th goal of the season in the Netherlands for promotion chasing VVV Venlo.
GHANAsoccernet.com’s El Akyereko has a comprehensive lowdown on how Ghanaian players performed abroad over the weekend.
Leicester City extolled their title winning credentials with a 4-0 battering of Swansea City at the King Power Stadium. Ghana deputy captain Andre Ayew played the full 90 minutes for Swansea while Jeffrey Schlupp was in action for Leicester but Daniel Amartey was unused by the leaders.
Jordan Ayew played 59 minutes for relegated Aston Villa in their 4-2 home loss against Southampton at the Villa Park on Saturday.
Baba Rahman retained his starting berth in the Chelsea team and lasted the entire period as the Blues hammered Bournemouth 4-1.
In the FA Cup, Dutch-born could-be Ghanaian Timothy Fosu-Mensah played 62 minutes for Manchester United in their 2-1 win over Everton.
In the Championship, Albert Adomah played full throttle for Middlesbrough as the Boro were frustrated to a 0-0 home draw with visiting Ipswich Town.
Dutch-born Elvis Manu failed to make the Brighton and Hove Albion squad for their 3-1 away win over Charlton Athletic.
Koby Arthur failed to make the Birmingham City squad for their 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town.
In the League One, former Arsenal goalkeeper Corey Addai warmed the Coventry City bench in their 2-0 loss at Doncaster Rovers.
Tariqe Fosu scored the opening goal for Accrington Stanley in their 3-0 win over York City in the League Two.
Derek Asamoah was introduced in the 87th minute by Carlisle United who won 1-0 at Crawley Town.
Crystal Palace loanee Hiram Boateng played 62 minutes for Plymouth Argle who slipped to a 3-2 home loss against Dagenham & Red.
Elsewhere English-born Andy Yiadom played for Barnet in their 1-1 draw with Mansfield. Nana Kyei was unused by York City.
French-born Dennis Appiah played for ten-man Caen in their 1-1 draw with Guingamp.
Striker Majeed Waris was not in the Lorient team for their 2-0 away loss at St Etienne.
Grejohn Kyei came off the bench to play for Stade de Reims in their 2-0 away loss at OG Nice.
Ghana youth defender Emmanuel Ntim returned from suspension to play for Valenciennes in their 1-1 with ten-man AC Ajaccio.
Elsewhere in the third-tier league, Charles Boateng did not play for Avranches when they managed a 1-1 draw at CA Bastia.
Midfielder Joachim Adukor could not make the Beziers squad for their 3-1 home loss against Chambly.
In the Coupe de la Ligue, Manchester City loanee Yaw Yeboah was not in the Lille squad for their 2-1 loss against Paris Saint-Germain.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu assisted the opening goal for Udinese who threw away their lead to succumb to a 3-1 defeat at Inter Milan.
Raman Chibsah was not in the Frosinone team that lost 2-0 against Palermo. Swedish-born Ghanaian Robin Quaison played for Palermo.
Patrick Asmah could not make the Atalanta squad for their slim 1-0 win over Chievo Verona.
Godfred Donsah was unused by Bologna in their 2-0 win over Genoa at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara.
Sassuolo claimed a 3-1 away win over Torino. Alfred Duncan and Afriyie Acquah both started the game for for Sassuolo and Torino respectively. But young defender Claud Adjapong was unused.
Kwadwo Asamoah was unused by Juventus in their 2-0 win at Fiorentina.
In the Serie B, Bari shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Modena. Prince Emmanuel Besea came off the bench to play for Modena while Inter Milan loanee Isaac Donkor started for Bari but AC Milan loanee Kingsley Boateng was not in the Bari team.
Pescara defeated Brescia 2-1. Ghanaian midfielder Amidu Salifu played the full 90 minutes for Brescia but Ransford Selasi was unused by Pescara.
Moses Odjer was sent off in Salernitana’s 3-1 win over Livorno on Sunday evening.
Nine-man Latina slipped to a 1-0 loss against Virtus Entella. Richmond Boakye-Yiadom came off the bench to play the last 21 minutes for Latina but Maxwell Acosty was not in their squad.
In the third-tier league, former Fiorentina defender Nii Nortey Ashong was unused by Lucchese when they won 2-0 against Tuttocuoio.
There was no Emmanuel Gyasi in the Carrarese team that won 3-1 at Pontedera.
Dennis Kumih was not in the Rimini squad that drew 0-0 with L’Aquila.
Gideon Jung returned to the Hamburg SV starting squad and played the entire 90 minutes in their 2-1 win over Werder Bremen on Friday.
Daniel Opare excelled in defence for Augsburg who were happy campers with a 2-0 away win over Wolfsburg.
In the Bundesliga II, Christopher Avevor came off the bench to play for Dusseldolf in their 1-1 draw with St Pauli.
Munich 1860 posted a narrow win over Braunschweig. Ghanaian defender Philemon Ofosu-Ayeh was unused by the losers while Joseph Baffo was not in their squad for the game.
Erich Berko scored the opening goal for Stuttgarter Kickers in their 2-1 win over Mainz 05 II.
Evans Owusu Nyarko played 70 minutes for Holstein Kiel in their 0-0 draw with Sonnenhof Grossaspach.
Meanwhile in the third-tier league, German-born Kwame Kusi came off the bench to play for Fortuna Koln in their 3-1 away triumph over Bremen II.
Striker Prince Owusu was not in the Stuttgart II side that slipped to a 1-0 loss against visiting Energie Cottbus.
Davidson Drobo-Ampem was not in the St Pauli II team that drew 1-1 with Hamburg SV II.
Gyamfi Kyeremeh was sent off in the 90th minute while he came off the bench to play for Eintracht Braunschweig II in their 2-0 away win over Hanover 96 II.
Clifford Aniteye was booked in the second-half and played the entire match for Eintracht Norderstedt when they lost 4-2 at BSV Rehen.
Joe Gyau was not in the Borussia Dortmund II side that posted a 2-0 win over SG Wattenscheid 09.
Bernard Tekpetey was replaced on the 90th minute mark Schalke 04 II when they drew 0-0 with visiting Rot-Weiss Essen on Saturday.
Ghana midfielder Wakaso Mubarak came off the bench to score the fourth goal for Las Palmas in their 4-0 hammering of Espanyol.
Atletico Madrid kept their title chase on track with a slim 1-0 win over Malaga at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey watched the action from the Atleti bench while Chelsea-loanee Christian Atsu was unused by Malaga.
Inaki Williams assisted the goal two goals for Athletic Club in their 2-2 at Levante on Sunday evening.
Bernard Mensah was unused by Getafe in their 2-2 with Valencia.
Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah manned the Cordoba bench in their 0-0 draw with Tenerife.
Defender Kasim Nuhu warmed the Real Mallorca bench in their 2-1 loss against Lugo on Sunday.
Fatau Mohammed was not in the Almeria squad for their 3-2 win over Athletic Club B.
In the Bundesliga, German-born Ghanaian Reagy Ofosu was booked in the 85th minute and played the entire game as his Grodig side slipped to a 1-0 home loss against AC Wolfsberger.
Raphael Dwamena came off the bench to play for Liefering in their 2-1 away win over ten-man St Polten. But Lawrence Ati-Zigi and David Atanga were not in the Liefering squad for the game.
Ghana youth striker Benjamin Tetteh scored the fourth goal for Standard Liege in their 4-1 trouncing of Mouscron Peruwelz in the Pro League Play-offs.
Elsewhere at the Guldensporen Stadion, former New Edubiase United midfielder Asiedu Attobrah could not make the Kortrijk squad for their 5-0 demolition of Waalsland-Bereven.
Winger Frank Acheampong played the full 90 minutes for Anderlecht in their 4-2 defeat at KV Oostende.
Bennard Kumordzi watched from the Genk bench as Nana Akwasi Asare shone for Gent who won against his side with ten men.
Denis Odoi played in lateral defence for Lokeren when they drew 2-2 at St Truiden.
Eric Ocansey played 75 minutes for AS Eupen in their 4-1 victory over Geel.
Lommel United travelled to draw 0-0 at Lierse SK. Charles Ankomah and Eugene Ansah both started for Lierse and United but Alexander Kuffour came off the Lierse bench to play in the game.
Kwame Nsor was introduced in the 63rd minute for FC Seraing who won 3-0 against Excelsior Virton.
William Owusu played 85 minutes for SV Roeselare in their narrow 1-0 win over Dessel Sport.
Striker Samuel Owusu scored the second goal for El Shorta in their 2-2 draw with Aswan FC in the Egyptian Premier League.
Former Ghana World Cup player Haminu Dramani and Michael Ofosu Appiah were in action for Tallinna Infonet when they claimed a comfortable 3-0 Meistriliiga with the latter getting on targeting for Infonet.
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Manchester City loanee Divine Naah was not in the NAC Breda team that drew 1-1 with Almere City in the second-tier league.
Johnathan Opoku Agyemang scored the solitary goal of the game for VVV Venlo in their 1-0 win over Emmen. Ghanaian Raymond Gyasi was not in the Emmen squad for the game.
Mohammed Abu and Bismark Adjei-Boateng both played for Stromsgodset in their 2-0 home victory over Bodo/Glimt.
Elsewhere at the Brann Stadion, both Mahatma Otoo and Gilbert Koomson played for Sogndal IF in their 2-0 loss at FK Brann on Saturday.
Edwin Gyasi came off the bench to play for Aalesund who mauled Tromso 6-0.
Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo flourished in defence for FK Bryne when they hammered Mjondalen 3-0 in the Norwegian second-tier league.
Mohammed Fuseini and Dennis Antwi played for ten-man Jerv as they lost 5-0 against Kongsvinger.
Dennis Obeng came off the K Oslo bench in the second-half to play in their 3-2 win over Ranheim.
Ghanaian defender Razak Nuhu played for Anothorsis Famagusta in their 3-2 loss against AEK Larnaca.
Chris Dickson and Ulyss Ndong played for Ermis in their 1-1 draw with Achnas.
Carlos Ohene played 68 minutes for AEL Limassol when they lost 1-0 against Doxa.
Former Liberty Professionals midfielder Isaac Sackey was booked in the second-half after coming off the bench to play for Slovan Liberec in their 2-0 away win over Banik Ostrava. Dutch-born Kevin Luckassen was unused by Liberec.
Youngster Emmanuel Hackmann was unused by Boavista in their 1-0 win over Belenenses in the Liga Sagres.
Ernest Ohemeng and Emmanuel Boateng were both introduced in the second-half by Moreirense when they beat Nacional 1-0.
Alhassan Wakaso played in defensive midfield for Rio Ave in their 1-0 home reverse against Benfica.
Osei Barnes came off the bench to play for Pacos Ferreira in their 1-0 win over Sporting Braga.
Ishmael Yartey came off the bench to play for ten-man Gil Vicente in their 1-1 draw Academica Viseu.
Henry Medarious played for Sporting Covilha who pipped Olhanense 1-0. Ghanaian attacker Said Ahmed Said played the entire game for Olhanense.
Ghanaian midfielder Francis Kyeremeh was not in the Jagodina team that suffered a 1-0 home loss against Mladost.
Cukaricki posted a 2-1 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Super Liga on Saturday. Obeng Regan was not in the Cukaricki squad for the game.
Striker Samuel Owusu scored the only goal of the game for Surdulica in their narrow 1-0 win over Vojvodina. Owusu has now scored 7 goals.
Inter Allies loanee Lord Ofosuhene warmed the Falkenbergs bench in their 2-1 win over Norrkoping.
Mohammed Abubakari and Nasiru Mohammed both played 90 minutes for BK Hacken in their 1-0 loss against Sundsvall. Former Inter Allies defender Baba Mensah was unused by Hacken.
Enock Adu Kofi was a bench warmer for Malmo FF in their 1-0 win over Djurgarden in the Allsvenskan.
Prosper Kasim was unused by Goteborg in their 1-0 loss against Orebro. Sabah Lawson could not make the losers squad for the game.
Gefle IF and Östersunds FK shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw. Ghanaian midfielder Kwame Bonsu played the entire match for Gefle but former midfielder Abdul Basit Adams was unused while Sam Mensah also warmed the visitors bench.
In the third-tier league, midfielder Richard Donkor scored the opening goal for Osters in their 5-0 hammering of Tvaakers. He played the entire match.
Thomas Boakye was in fine shape in midfield for Varbergs who won 2-0 at Syrianska.
Kingsley Sarfo played for Sirius who squeezed a point from Varnamo after holding them to a 0-0 draw.
Felix Adjei played the entire game for Umea FC and helped them to a 3-1 win over Enskede.
Experienced midfielder Yussif Chibsah was in full-time action for Ljungskile when they lost 1-0 at AFC United.
Striker Patrick Twumasi played the entire match for FC Astana but failed to score in their 2-2 draw with Pavlodar in the Kazakhstan Premier League.
Aziz Tetteh played the last 15 minutes for Lech Poznan in their 1-0 loss to Pogon Szczecin.
Francis Kwame was not in the Podbeskidzie team for their 2-1 loss against Slask Wroclaw.
Steaue Bucuresti posted a 3-0 win over FC Viitorul in the Romanian Championship Play-offs. Midfielder Sulley Muniru was not in the Steaue squad in the game.
Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed watched his Kuban Krasnodar side slip to a 1-0 loss against Anzhi from the stands but Jonathan Mensah continued to warm the bench.
Abdul Osman assisted the consolation goal for Partick Thistle in their 2-1 home loss against Dundee FC.
Former Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Prince Buaben played 80 minutes for Heart of Midlothian in their 1-0 away loss at Motherwell.
Edwin Gyimah was sent off in the 70th minute when his Orlando Pirates side won 2-0 against Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Cup.
Ebenezer Assifuah played 63 minutes for FC Sion in their 3-1 win over Lugano.
Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom played the entire match for Antalyaspor in their 3-0 away defeat against Osmanlispor.
And, John Boye played in central defence for Sivasspor in their 2-2 draw at Basaksehir.
In the second-tier league, Moro Ibrahim played in midfielder Adana Demirspor who split points with Yeni Malatyaspor following a 1-1 draw. Defender Joseph Attamah came off the bench to play for Demirspor.
Dominic Oduro lasted the entire game for Montreal Impact in their 2-0 defeat against Toronto FC in the MLS.
Charles Sapong scored the second goal for Philadelphia Union in their 2-0 win over New York City FC. Kwadwo Poku played 59 minutes for the losers.
DC United posted a 3-0 win over New England Revolution. Ghanaian winger Patrick Nyarko was in full time action for United as well as Gershon Koffie for Revolution. Kofi Opare was unused by United.
Defender Harrison Afful flourished in defence as his Columbus Crew side fired 1-0 win over Houston Dynamo.
Emmanuel Boateng scored his debut goal for LA Galaxy who demolished Real Salt Lake 5-2. Ghanaian Amass Amankona could not make the Lake squad for the game.
In the North America Soccer League, Derek Boateng was in action for Rayo who won 3-2 at Miami FC.
Still in the lower-tier league, Kalif Alhassan and his Tempa Bay side lost 1-3 at home Carolina.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan scored the third goal for Shanghai SPIG after coming off the bench in the 43rd minute in their 3-1 away win over Changchun Yatai.
In the Super League, former Black Stars defender Francis Dickoh was unused by Sonderjyske in their 3-1 win over Nordsjaelland. But youngster Godsway Donyoh came off the bench to play for Nordsjaelland.
Jeff Mensah was unused by Viborg in their 1-1 draw with FC Copenhagen.
Striker Ransford Osei was unused by RoPS in their 1-0 win over PK-35 Vantaa on Sunday.
There was neither Richard Gadze nor Anthony Annan in the HJK Helsinki squad for their 0-0 draw at Mariehamn.
Solomon Duah played the full game for Inter Turku in their 0-0 draw with VPS.
Sulley Muntari came off the bench in the 55th minute to play for Al Ittihad in their 5-0 hammering of Hajer.