GHANAsoccernet.com’s Akyereko Frimpong-Manson has a lowdown on how other Ghanaian players fared this weekend abroad.
Bernard Yao Kumordzi was in fine shape and played 90 minutes for FC Dijon which held former champions Bordeaux to a 1-1 draw.
Rabiu Mohammed continued his rehab and was out of the Evian Thonon team that overcame Lorient 1-0 at the Stade Yves Allainmat.
Defender Jonathan Mensah failed to make the first team grades.
Right-back Jerry Vandam was suspended for Caen who drew 0-0 with Ajaccio.
Stade Rennes and Olympique Lyon played out a pulsating 1-1 draw at the Route de la Lorient.
John Boye came on minutes to full time and young midfielder Kamal Issah was an unused substitute for Rennes.
In the Ligue 2, winger Haminu Dramani was left out of the Arles Avivgnon side who drew 1-1 at Guingamp.
Ghana youth forward Kwame Nsor was an unused substitutefor Metz who piped Boulogne 1-0 at the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
AS Monaco moved further away from the relegation zone after beating Le Mans 1-0 at their own backyard.
Defender Dennis Appiah was left out of the Monaco first team while Moussa Narry warmed the Le Mans bench.
Real Sociedad loanee Jeffery Sarpong was introduced in the 76th for NAC Breda who slumped to a 3-1 defeat at Feyenoord.
Young winger Elvis Manu lost his place in the Feyenoord 18-man squad for the game.
NEC booked a 2-0 win over bottom-placed De Graafschap. Youngster Edwin Gyasi was out of the De Graafschap team.
Kwame Quansah was in full time action for Heracles Almelo which recorded their heaviest defeat of the season by going down 6-0 at Ajax.
Midfielder Anthony Annan lasted the entire duration for Vitesse Arnhem who drew 2-2 with AZ Alkmaar.
Belgian-born Ghanaian Stanley Aborah Junior was left out of the Vitesse team.
In the second-tier league, former Ghana U17 striker Kelvin Bossman was an unused sub for Helmond Sport which edged closer to a promotion place by beating Emmem 1-0.
Veendam slipped to a 1-0 reverse at Fortuna Sittard. Dutch-born Ghanaian pair Jonathan Opoku and Mitch Apau played full time for Veendam.
Apau was booked on the 49th minute.
Chelsea played with a renewed confidence as they humbled Aston Villa 4-2 at the Villa Park.
Midfielder Michael Essien sat on the Chelsea bench as goals from Daniel Sturridge, Ivanovic and Fernando Torres helped them to victory.
In the Npower Championship, Dutch-born Ghanaian youngster Akwasi Asante could not win a place in the Birmingham City first team as they beat Doncaster Rovers 3-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Albert Adomah set up the equaliser for Bristol City who drew 1-1 at the Ashton Gate Stadium with Derby County.
Prince Abankwah Buaben was an unused substitute for Watford which defeated Leeds United 2-0.
There was no John Pantsil in the Leicester City team who lost 1-0 at Peterborough but youngster Jeffrey Schulpp warmed the bench for the foxes.
In the League One, former Liverpool youngster David Amoo helped Bury to beat Tranmere Rovers 2-0.
QPR loanee Patrick Agyemang was brought on after 43 minutes for Stevenage who recorded their fifth straight draw in a 1-1 scoreline.
Bayer Leverkusen recorded their fifth straight defeat after going down 2-0 on home soil to Freiburg.
Ghana-target Karim Bellarabi was introduced in the 73rd minute.
Centre-back Isaac Vorsah was the heart of defence for TSG Hoffenheim in their 1-1 draw with Schalke 04.
AC Milan dropped vital points after a 1-1 draw at Catania. Influential midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was introduced after 53 minute.
Sulley Muntari was serving suspension.
Youngster Amidu Salifu and Maxwell Boadu Acosty were left out of the Fiorentina first team who recorded a 2-1 home defeat against Chievo Verona.
Young midfielder Afriyie Acquah was a bench warmer for ten-man Palermo which humbled Bologna 3-1.
Sought-after midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah played the full 90 minutes for Udinese which lost 1-0 at Siena.
In the Serie B, Ghana youth striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom ended his goal drought by coming off the bench to score on the 70th minute to help Sassuolo draw 2-2 with Grosseto.
Midfielder Isaac Cofie started the game and was replaced after 58 minutes. Yaw Asante was left out of the Grosseto team.
Ahmed Barusso was unused by Nocerina which went down 2-0 at Sampdoria.
In the Reserves League, Daniel Kofi Agyei and Nii Nortey Ashong were both on target for Fiorentina which defeated Modena 4-0.
Joseph Alfred Duncan played 90 minutes for Inter Milan who lost 1-0 at Empoli.
Defender Bright Addae featured full time for Parma in their 4-0 over Empoli. Godfred Adolf is serving suspension.
Goal wizard Justice Opoku scored his 39th goal of the season for Inter Milan by bagging a brace for Inter Milan in their 4-2 win over Brescia.
Christian Atsu set up the consolation for Rio Ave which lost 2-1at Nacional.
The FC Porto loanee was replaced just after the hour mark.
Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Albert Bruce failed to make the first team grade at Legia Warsaw which drew 0-0 Wis?a Kraków with ten men.
Former Black Stars captain Stephen Appiah continued to impress for Vovojdina over the weekend, playing 90 minutes in their 0-0 draw with Jagodina.
Nathaniel Asamoah remained with the Red Star Belgrade reserves team over the weekend as they beat Hajduk Kula 3-0. Winger Quincy Osei did not play for Kula.
Francis Bossman was excluded from the Sloboda 18-man squad that returned from their trip to Javor Ivanjica with a 3-1 defeat.
PAOK Saloniki handed Kerkyra their second straight defeat after beating them 1-0. Abdul Osman did not feature in the Kerkyra team.
Mohammed Abubakar was booked on the 54th minute and played the full 90 minutes for Doxa Dramas which lost 1-0 to Xanthi.
Winger Quincy Owusu-Abeyie was in fine shape for Panathinaikos which pipped Aris 1-0. Defender Francis Dickoh did not travel with Aris.
FC Porto loanee David Nii Addy played 62 minutes for Panaitolikos which slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Olympiakos Piraeus.
Stromsgodset picked their first points of the season after beating Valerenga 3-2 at the Marienlyst Stadion in Drammen.
Ghana trio of Adam Larsen Kwarasey, Abdul Razak Nuhu and Mohammed Abu all featured full time for Stromsgodset.
Former Ghana U17 captain Paul Addo played full throttle for Odd Grenland which lost 1-0 at Viking. King Osei Gyan warmed the Viking bench.
Former Red Star Belgrade defensive midfielder Awal Issah Mohammed played 82 minutes for Rosenborg which drew 2-2 at Lillestrom.
Striker Asamoah Gyan bagged a brace to help Al-Ain beat Bani Yas 3-0 on Friday.
The Sunderland loan star scored on the 55th and 84th minutes to take his league tally to 15.
Ghana Under-20 midfielder Gershon Koffie was brought on in the 59th minute for Vancouver Whitecaps in their 0-0 draw with Philadelphia Union.
Khalif Alhasaan was left out of the Portland Timbers team that lost 2-3 to Real Salt Lake.
Defender Daniel Opare watched from the bench as his Standard Liege side lost 3-0 to Gent in the championship play-offs.
Rahim Ayew featured for Lierse in the 1-1 draw with Oud-Heverlee in the UEFA play-off.
Midfielder Coife Bekoe was a second half substitute for Lierse SK.
Enock Adu Kofi played full throttle for Nordsjaelland who beat HB Křge 2-0.
GAIS and Hacken opened the season with a 1-1 draw game at the Nya Gamla Ullevi.
Reuben Aryana and Abdul Majeed Waris played full time for GAIS and Hacken respectively.
Yusif Chibsah played the entire minutes for Djurgarden who lost 2-1 to Elfsborg.
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