Ghanaians abroad: Boakye-Yiadom scores, Essien makes injury return, Ayew draws

Goal puts the spotlight on Ghanaian players who featured for their respective clubs ahead of the weekend with youngster Boakye-Yiadom grabbing a point for Elche in La Liga

Ghana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom scored his fifth goal of the season for Elche in the 63rd minute, but was replaced by Cristian Herrera when the Franjiverdes shared the spoils with Levante in a 1-1 draw game.

The draw at the Martinez Valero stadium moves Elche four points clear off the relegation zone.

Elsewhere in the Italian Serie A, Ghana international Sulley Muntari was booked in the 33rd minute and was replaced by countryman Michael Essien 25 minutes later as AC Milan succumbed to a 2-0 defeat against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Friday.

The defeat is a major setback for the Rossoneri in their hopes to qualifying for the Europa League next season. They trail city rivals Inter Milan with five points separating them with a game in hand against Napoli over the weekend.

In the French Ligue 1, Marseille talisman Andre Ayew played full throttle as Les Phoceens’ European hopes suffered a blow in a one all drawn game against Nantes at La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau Stadium.

Ghana midfielder Samuel Mensah was an unused substitute when his Orebro SK outfit ended their winless streak after beating Atvidabergs FF in the Swedish Allsvenskanliga at the Behrn-Arena.

In the Belgian Pro League, midfielder Bernard Yao Kumordzi played the entire game as Zulte-Waregem were held by Genk in a 2-2 draw game at the Regenboogstadion.

In the German Bundesliga 2, Baba Abdul Rahman was an unused substitute as SpVgg Greuther Furth were beaten 2-1 at home by TSV 1860 Munich at Trolli-Arena.