Ghanaian Players Abroad – WEEKDAY WRAP – 20-23 October, 2014: Amartey on target in Europa, others in action
By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku (Follow on Twitter @gpbediaku)
Many Ghanaians were in action this week for their clubs on the Europe scene, both in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League.
Here’s your comprehensive round-up. Enjoy!
Monday, October 20.
Emmanuel Frimpong came on in the 63rd minute as Ufa drew 1-1 at home with Torpedo Moskva. He was shown a 75th-minute yellow card.
David Accam (on in the 59th minute) and Ema Boateng (on in the 74th minute) both played in Helsingborg's 0-2 away loss to Falkenberg. Godwsay Donyoh was an unused sub for the hosts.
Tuesday, October 21.
Albert Adomah played the entire game as Middlesbrough lost 0-2 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Kevin-Prince Boateng played the first 45 minutes as Schalke 04 beat Sporting CP 4-3 at home in the UEFA Champions League.
Wednesday, October 22.
Enock Kofi Adu played the entire game as Malmö FF succumbed to a second half routing to lost 0-5 away to Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
Kwadwo Asamoah played the entire game as Juventus suffered a shock 0-1 away defeat to Olympiakos Piraeus in the UEFA Champions League.
Frank Acheampong played the entire game as Anderlecht lost 1-2 at home to Arsenal.
Abdul Basit Adam came on in the 65th minute as Free State Stars drew 0-0 at home with John Arwuah's (70 mins) bottom AmaZulu.
John Paintsil and Awal Mohammed both played the entire game, as Mohammed Anas came off the bench in the 68th minute to score the winner as Maritzburg United went away to beat SuperSport United 4-1.
Thursday, October 23.
Alhassan Wakaso played the entire game, Emmanuel Okyere Boateng came on in the 70th minute as Rio Ave lost 1-2 away to Steaua Bucuresti in the UEFA Europa League. Wakaso was yellow-carded in the 43rd minute.
Abdul Majeed Waris played the entire game as Trabzonspor beat Lokeren 2-0 at home in the UEFA Europa League.
Gideon Baah and Anthony Annan both played the entire game as HJK Helsinki lost 0-2 away to Torino in the UEFA Europa League. Annan was yellow-carded in the 43rd minute.
Daniel Amartey scored FC København's only goal in the 89th minute before they gave up their late lead to draw 1-1 away with Club Brugge in the UEFA Europa League. Amartey was yellow-carded in the 49th minute.
Mubarak Wakaso came on in the 67th minute as Celtic hosted and beat Seidu Yahaya's (90 mins) Astra 2-1 in the UEFA Europa League. Yahaya was yellow carded in the 8th minute while Sadat Bukari was an unused sub for the visitors.