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Eagles in Europe: Awoniyi, Dessers shine as Nathan Tella scores first Bundesliga goal

Eagles in Europe: Awoniyi, Dessers shine as Nathan Tella scores first Bundesliga goal
November 13
10:34 2023

Taiwo Awoniyi was on the scoresheet for Nottingham Forest in their 3-2 loss to West Ham in the English Premier League (EPL) on Sunday.

The 26-year-old made the scoreline one-all after Lucas Paqueta had given West Ham the lead in the third minute.

Awoniyi was at the right place in time to turn in Morgan Gibbs-White’s parried shot into an empty net.

The goal was the Ilorin-born striker’s fourth goal of the season after a spell on the sideline with recurring injuries.

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Ola Aina then played a part in Forest’s second goal with a brilliant assist for Anthony Elanga’s goal.

In Germany, Nathan Tella scored his first-ever Bundesliga goal for Bayer Leverkusen in the team’s 4-0 win over Union Berlin.

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The 24-year-old joined the German club in August for a reported fee of £20 million.

Tella was born in England to Nigerian parents, and he was handed his first Super Eagles call-up for the upcoming 2026 World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

In France, Moses Simon scored his third goal of the season in Nantes’ 3-1 loss to Metz on Sunday.

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He netted an equaliser for his club in the 12th minute, but the opponents overran them.

In Scotland, Dessers scored his fourth league goal of the season in Rangers’ 2-0 win over Livingston.

The 28-year-old opened the scoring in the 26th minute before James Tavernier added the cushion just 15 minutes before the game’s end.

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