Ghanaian Players Abroad: Boateng scores, Frimpong sees red & Essien benched

Ghanaian players were generally on top of their game this weekend with some scoring as others contributed immensely to their clubs’ triumph. Goal brings you a wrap


Christian Atsu played 90 minutes as Vitesse Arnheim went away and drew 1-1 with Feyernoord. Fred Benson was introduced in the second half and scored with eight minutes to end proceedings as PEC Zwolle beat Roda JC 3-1.

Jeffrey Sarpong played 91 minutes for Nac Breda who went away to beat Heracles Almelo 2-1. Matthew Amoah was an unused substitute for Almelo. Johan Kappeljof also played full game for Gronningen who were beaten 2-0 by AZ.

Shadrach Eghan came from the bench and scored in the 60th minute as FC Twente beat Cambuur 3-1. Elvis Manu played full throttle for Cambuur. Elsewhere in the Eerste division, winger Erixon Danso played full duration for league leaders Dordrecht who were beaten 2-0 by MVV.

Masahudu Alhassan played the entire game as Latina played a 1-1 away draw with Avellino in the Serie B. Maxwell Acosty also played the last 10 minutes for Capri who went away to beat Padova 4-1.

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu played the entire game as Udinese went away to beat Bologna 2-0. Kwadwo Asamoah lasted the entire game for Juventus who hammered Inter Milan 3-1.

Sulley Muntari (63 minutes) provided the assist for Rami's goal as AC Milan came back to draw 1-1 at home with Torino. Michael Essien was an unused substitute. Joseph Alfred Duncan lasted full duration in Livorno's 3-3 away draw with Catania.


Karim Bellarabi came on in the 67th minute as Eintracht Braunschweig lost 1-2 at home to Borussia Dortmund. Kevin-Prince Boateng (86 minutes) was involved in both goals for his club, providing the assist for the first goal by Santana and scoring the winner as Schalke 04 recorded a 2-1 home win over Wolfsburg.


Asamoah Gyan scored the 86th minute winner for Al Ain who beat Al Nasr 2-1 at home in the semi-final of the President's Cup. Al Ain will face Al Ahli in the final.


Emmanuel Frimpong was red-carded on the half hour mark in his first game for Barnsley, who lost 0-1 away to Sheffield Wednesday. Kwesi Appiah came on in the 65th minute as Notts County lost 0-2 away at Preston North End.

Patrick Agyemang came on in the 63rd minute as Portsmouth recorded a 0-1 home loss to lowly Torquay United.

Abdul Majeed Waris played the entirety of Valenciennes' 0-3 away loss to Saint-Étienne. Jordan Ayew lasted full throttle and helped Sochaux to a 1-0 home win over Nantes. In the national league, youngster Brian Amofa was introduced in the final minute of regulation time as Strassbourg beat ST. Raphael 2-0.


Daniel Opare played the entire game as leaders Standard Liege thrashed Cercle Brugge 4-0 at home. Abraham Kudemor was an unused substitute for Charleroi who beat Oostende 1-0. Nana Kwesi Asare (90 minutes) helped Gent to a 2-0 home defeat of OH Leuven. Bennard Yao Kumordzi played 71 minutes as Genk went away to beat Mechelen 2-0.


Ebenezer Assifuah-Inkoom (90 minutes) and Ishmael Yartey (82 minutes) played but Sion lost 0-1 to FC Zurich.


Harrison Afful played the entire game, helping Esperance de Tunis to a 2-1 home win over Bizertin.


Jerry Akaminko (90 minutes) helped Eskişehirspor to a vital 2-1 home victory over leaders Fenerbahçe. Kwame Amponsah Karikari was on target for Balikesirspor who beat Adana Demispor 1-0.

Emmanuel Banahene was replaced in the 71st minute as Sanlıurfaspor drew 1-1 at home with İstanbul BB.


Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was an unused substitute for Elche who beat Almeria 1-0.
Mohammed Fatau also watched the entire game from the bench as Granada lost 2-1 to Celta Vigo.


Moustapha Quaynor was given his marching off orders in the 33rd minute as Alki were humiliated 1-5 by Doxa. Carlos Ohene played full time as AEL Limassol beat Nea Salamis 2-0 at home. Gerome Agbo was not in the Salamis squad.


Samuel Inkoom and Aziz Tetteh both played the entire game as FC Platanias beat PAOK 2-1 at home. Arago Jamal was not in the Atromitos team who beat Appolon 3-2.


Akwasi Frimpong and Obeng Regan played full time for Serbian side Napredak who beat Ukrainian giants Metalurg 2-0. Godsway Donyoh played 90 minutes for Falkenberg who were beaten 3-1 by Hacken.