Nigerian forward, David Okereke came off the bench to score, as Venezia secured a 2-1 away win against Empoli in their Serie A clash at the Stadio Carlo Castellani on Saturday.
It was Venezia’s first win of the campaign, and Okereke’s maiden goal for the Serie A outfit since linking up from Belgian Pro League side Genk.
The 25-year-old climbed down from the bench to score after taking on the Empoli defence right from his own half of the pitch, sprinted through on goal before he fired home with the left foot from the top of the box.
His compatriot Tyronne Ebuehi, was an unused substitute for Venezia in the game.
After returning from a national team assignment with the Super Eagles, Terem Moffi was on fire for his French League side FC Lorient, as he inspired them to a 2-1 victory over defending champions Lille.
The 22-year-old attacker gave a worthy account of himself, as he scored and provided an assist in the game.
Paul Onuachu scored Genk’s only goal in their 1-1 draw against Union Saint-Gilloise in Sunday’s First Division A match.
The lanky centre-forward broke the deadlock at the Cegeka Arena from the penalty spot after 73 minutes of action.
The strike was Onuachu’s third league goal of the season after five matches, but Deniz Undav secured a point for 10-man Union Saint-Gilloise with his last-minute header.
In the Dutch Eredivisie, Maduka Okoye helped Sparta Rotterdam secured their first win this season, after defeating Fortuna Sittard 3-1 on Sunday.
Going into Sunday’s fixture, Okoye’s Sparta Rotterdam were winless in their opening three games (two defeats, one draw). But it was a different ball game against Fortuna Sittard as Sparta got off the mark.