Ghanaian Players Abroad for the weekend’s football games

Football, bloody hell! In the words of Black Stars player Abdul Baba Raman ahead of the German Bundesliga game between Augsburg and Bayern Munich: “Robben is certainly a quality player, who’s been in unbelievable form for two or three years. It’s hard to shut him off completely, but I know his game and will be well prepared.”

The final results of the game proves otherwise from the comments above and that’s more like it when it comes to football. You never know.

Ghana international Abdul Baba Raman was handed a starting position for Augsburg in their home league game against German Champions Bayern Munich. In a football result that proved to certify a poor performance from the home side, Baba Raman and his side were beaten by four goals to nil with Arjen Robben scoring a brace in the game.

Mehdi Benatia opened the scoring for the away side in the second half after a goalless first 45 minutes. Arjen Robben doubled the lead a minute later before Rober Lewandowski added a third.

Robben quickly completely his brace three minutes after Bayer Munich’s third from Lewandowski to hand the German Champions a convincing 4-0 victory away from home.

Ghanaian player Abdul Baba Raman played in the full duration of the game without a booking.

Kevin-Prince Boateng was once again not in action for Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga on Saturday as the Ghanaian continues to struggle with his niggling injuries.

Schalke lost their home game against FC Cologne by two goals to one.

In the English Premier League, Jeffrey Sclupp and his Leicester City side were done by a solo Frank Lampard goal to lose all three points at home.

The Ghana international started the game for Leicester but was replaced in the 64 minute by Jose Leonardo Ulloa for the home defeat.

Albert Adomah played the full game for Middlesbrough in the English Championship as they won by two goals to nil against Derby County.

Goals from Patrick Bamford and Grant Leadbitter secured all three points for home side Middlesbrough.

In the Italian Serie A, Emmanauel Agyemang-Badu played the full game for Udinese in their home game against Hellas Verona on Sunday.

The Ghanaian and his side lost by two goals to one with goals from Luca Toni and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos taking all the points for the away side after Antonio Di Natale’s opener for the home side.

Richmond Boakye Yiadom was a second half substitute for Atalanta in their away game against Lazio on Saturday.

The Ghanaian who replaced Rolando Bianchi in the 73 minute endured a 3-0 defeat on the road with Stefano Mauri [2] and Senad Lulic scoring the goals for home side Lazio.

Afriyie Acquah was introduced to the game between Parma and Cagliari for the second 45 minutes. The Ghanaian and his Parma side played a goalless draw at home against Cagliari with Acquah receiving a yellow card booking in the game.

Kwadwo Asamoah’s Juventus drew 1-1 with Sampdoria in their home game on Sunday. The Ghanaian is still sidelined as he recovers from his surgery and did not play a part in the game.

Jordan Ayew had a fantastic weekend after opening the scoring for his Lorient side in the French Ligue 1 game against Metz.

The Ghana international and his side went on to win the game by three goals to nil with Raphael Guerreiro and Benjamin Jeannot adding to Ayew’s goal.

Jordan Ayew played in the full duration of the game without a booking.

Jonathan Mensah did not play a part for his Evian Thonon Gaillard side in their away game against Reims. Evian lost the game by a 3-2 scoreline.

Asamoah Gyan scored twice for his Al Ain club as the Ghana international continued his scoring spree in the Arabian Gulf League to send his side top of the league. Miroslav Stoch’s goal was sandwiched between Gyan’s brace as Al Ain won the game by three goals to nil.

In the Spanish La Liga, Derek Boateng started the game for his Eibar side against Sevilla away from home and went on to play 63 minutes of the game.

The Ghanaian and his side played in a goalless away draw against Sevilla.