Three Ghanaian players scored a brace each on the weekend before the international break with Joseph Paintsil, Okyere Wriedt and former Asante Kotoko attacker Latif Amadu all scoring twice for their clubs.
There was a goal for Paul Mensah in Austria, Joel Fameyeh scored his third goal in two games in Belarus, while Joel Alabi netted in the English lower leagues.
Grejohn Kyei scored for Lens, David Atanga netted for Greuther Furth in Germany while Mohammed Muntari scored in the Qatari Star League.
Frank Acheampong, Patrick Asmah and Saddam Sulley were all on target while Emmanuel Gyasi set up two goals in the Italian Serie B.
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In the Premier League, German-born Ghanaian Collin Quaner could not make the grades at Huddersfield Town for their 1-1 draw at Burnley.
Denis Odoi played for Fulham in their 5-1 home loss to Arsenal but Dutch international of Ghanaian descent Timothy Fosu-Mensah missed the game with shoulder injury.
Both Jordan Ayew and Jeffrey Schlupp started the game for Crystal Palace and both were substituted when they lost 1-0 against Wolves at the Selhurst Park.
Daniel Amartey played for Leicester City when they suffered a 2-1 home loss against Everton.
Christian Atsu came off the Newcastle United bench to play the last 12 minutes in their 3-2 loss against Manchester United at the Old Trafford.
Elsewhere in the Championship, Black Stars lateral defender Andy Kyere Yiadom was in action for 90 minutes Reading when West Bromwich Albion defeated 4-1.
Albert Adomah was introduced to play the last 3 minutes of normal time for Aston Villa when they lost 2-1 to Millwall at The Den.
Norway international of Ghanaian descent Alexander Tettey played 81 minutes for Norwich City when they lost 1-0 to Stoke City.
Meanwhile in the League One, Coventry City picked a 2-1 win over Charlton Athletic. Ghanaian for Tariq Fosu played for Charlton while former Arsenal youth team player Abu Ogogo warmed the bench for the winners.
Former Leicester City youngster Joe Dodoo warmed the bench for Blackpool when they drew 2-2 with Rochdale.
Ghanaian striker Kwasi Appiah came off the Wimbledon bench in the 83rd minute to play in their 1-0 defeat at Plymouth.
In the League Two, Hiram Boateng played in the left side of midfield for Exeter City when they drew 2-2 at Yeovil Town.
Former Birmingham City starlet Koby Arthur played 70 minutes for Macclesfield when Notts County beat them 1-0.
In the National League, Dutch-born Ghanaian Immanuelson Duku was in action for Barnet when they won 2-0 Solihull.
Young defender Christian Frimpong was bench warmer for Braintree in their 2-1 home loss to Eastleigh.
Former Chelsea youth team player Nii Nortey Nortei warmed the bench for Dover Athletic in their 4-1 loss to Salford.
Former Stoke City starlet James Alabi scored the second goal for Leyton Orient when they won 2-0 at Maidenheads.
Another former Chelsea youth team player and England U20 captain Nana Ofori-Twumasi watched from the bench as his Maidestone side lost 1-0 against Bromley.
In the U18 Premier League, Arsenal won 2-1 against West Ham United. Ghanaian trio of goalkeeper Joseph Anang, Kennan Appiah-Forson and Sean Adarkwa all played for the Hammers.
Leicester City rubbished Aston Villa 3-0 at their own backyard. Ghanaian Johnson Gyamfi warmed the bench for the Young Foxes but his brother Dennis Gyamfi did not make the trip.
Fulham made mockery of Reading by disgracing them 7-0. Ghanaian youngster Zico Asare played for the Cottagers. But, his Ghanaian compatriot Cameron Antwi could not make the Fulham squad for the game.
Liverpool won 1-0 against Manchester City at the Liverpool’s Academy Ground. Ghanaian youngster Yeboah Amankwah who hails from Berekum warmed the bench for Manchester City.
Wolves defeated Middlesbrough 4-0 in an entertaining clash. Ghanaian Kevin Berkoe started for the Wolves and was later joined in midfield by his Ghanaian compatriot Jed Abbey. Harold Essien played in lateral defence for Boro.
Sassuolo suffered a 2-0 loss to Napoli. Ghanaian Kevin-Prince Boateng played for Sassuolo while Claud Adjapong was unused by Sassuolo. Meanwhile Alfred Duncan missed the game with injury.
Kwadwo Asamoah flourished for Inter Milan as they managed a 2-1 win over Spal.
Frosinone trekked to the Stadio Olimpico di Torino where 16,000 fans watched them lose 3-2 to Torino in a keenly contested game. Ghanaian midfielder Raman Chibsah was in action for 90 minutes for the losers while youngster Emmanuel Prince Besea warmed their bench.
Midfielder Godfred Donsah was unused by Bologna as they suffered a 2-0 loss at Cagliari in the Serie A. He warmed the bench for the entire period of the game.
Black Stars midfielder Afriyie Acquah was taken off in the 73rd minute by Empoli who won succumbed to a 2-0 home loss to AS Roma.
Defender Nicholas Opoku warmed the bench for Udinese as the Little Zebras as Juventus beat them 2-0. Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyeman Badu missed the game due to injury.
In the Serie B, Ghanaian defender Bright Gyamfi warmed the bench for Benevento when they lost 2-1 against Pescara.
Defender Bright Addae was replaced in the second half by Ascoli when they lost 3-2 against Foggia.
Midfielder Moses Odjer played 51 minutes for Salernitana when they drew 0-0 with Cremonese.
Emmanuel Gyasi set up two goals for Spezia in their 3-1 win at Livorno. He was replaced later in the game.
Former Fiorentina youth team captain Daniel Kofi Agyei played for Carrarese in their 3-1 away loss to Pro Vercelli.
Joseph Tetteh was unused by Olbia in their 2-1 loss at Pontedera.
Ghana-pursuit Inaki Williams Dannis was in action for full time for Athletic Club who were shocked 3-1 by visiting Real Sociedad.
Thomas Partey came off the bench to set up the only goal of the game for Atletico Madrid in their 1-0 win over Real Betis.
Emmanuel Boateng started ahead of Real Madrid striker Borja Mayoral at Levante as he played 84 minutes before he was replaced by the latter in Levante’s 1-0 away win over Getafe. Striker Raphael Dwamena was able to break into the matchday squad of Levante but he watched the entire proceedings from the bench.
Wakaso Mubarak flourished in midfield for Alaves when they booked a famous 1-0 win over Real Madrid. His Ghanaian compatriot Patrick Twumasi missed the game with ankle injury.
In the Segunda Division, Ghanaian midfielder Iddris Baba came off the bench to play for Real Mallorca in their 4-1 win over Tenerife.
Yaw Yeboah played 81 minutes for Numancia in their 1-0 win over Extremadura UD.
Real Oviedo won 1-0 against Albacete. Ghanaian midfielder Richard Boateng warmed the bench for Oviedo.
Ghanaian midfielder Seth Paintsil was in action for 73 minutes for Admira as they squeezed out a point from St. Polten after holding them to a 0-0 draw.
Wacker Innsbruck won 1-0 against LASK Linz. Samuel Tetteh missed the game with injury.
Italian-born Ghanaian midfielder Kelvin Yeboah warmed the bench for Wattens when they returned from their trip to FK Austria Vienna II with a 2-1 away win.
Striker Paul Mensah scored the third goal for Kapfenberg as they silenced A. Klagenfurt 3-1.
Former WAFA defender Gideon Mensah was introduced in the second round by Liefering as they slipped to a 2-1 home loss against Lafnitz.
Defender Kennedy Boateng was booked in the 90th minute and impressed in defence for Ried when they picked a narrow 1-0 win over Wacker Innsbruck II.
Majeed Waris was replaced after 30 minutes by Nantes in their 3-0 loss to Bordeaux. Ghanaian defender Enock Kwateng missed out of the Nantes squad for the game.
In the Ligue 2, newly-promoted Beziers claimed a 3-2 win over Le Havre on Friday. Former Ghana U20 striker Ebenezer Assifuah came off the bench in the second-half to play for the losers.
Brest won 3-1 against Valenciennes at their own backyard. And, former ex-Right to Dreams and Ghana U17 defender Emmanuel Ntim warmed the bench for the home side who lost the game.
Striker Grejohn Kyei came off the bench to score the match winner for Lens when they won 2-1 against Auxerre on Saturday.
Meanwhile in the Ligue de National, former Ghana U17 midfielder Charles Boateng starred in midfield for Avranches when they lost 1-0 against Drancy JA.
In the Eredivisie, Ghanaian defender Robin Polley warmed the bench for ADO Den Haag as they won 1-0 against FC Groningen.
Myron Boadu missed AZ Alkmaar’s 5-0 away loss to Ajax Amsterdam with ankle injury.
PSV Eindhoven confirmed their superiority over VVV Venlo after consigning them to a 4-0 defeat. Ghanaian forward Johnathan Opoku Agyemang played 90 minutes for the losers while youngster Cody Gakpo warmed the bench for the winners.
De Graafschaps’ abysmal form in the season continued as they were demolished 5-0 by visiting Heerenveen. Ghanaian defender and former Ajax youth defender Leeroy Owusu played for the losers.
In the Dutch second-tier league, Ghanaian attacker Kevin Luckassen came off the bench in the 80th minute to play for Almere City when they won 1-0 against NEC Nimejen. Samuel Brobbey wasn’t part of their squad for the game.
In other games, Dutch-born Ghanaian Rodney Antwi came off the Volendam bench in the 89th minute to help them record their first win of the season, beating RKC Waalwijk 1-0.
Elsewhere Kumasi-born Portugal youth international Asumah Abubakar was replaced after just 41 minutes by Maastricht when they suffered a 3-0 home loss against Den Bosch.
In the third-tier league, Haji Adoma and Alfred Mensah played for Jong Almere City in their 3-1 loss at HFC.
Ghanaian defender Kadri Mohammed was used as midfielder by Arsenal Tula when they drew 1-1 with Ural in the Russian Premier League on Friday.
Ghanaian midfielder Aziz Tetteh played for Dinamo Moscow when they lost 1-0 at FK Krylya Sovetov Samara.
Midfielder Rabiu Mohammed was booked in the 58th minute by Anzhi in their 0-0 draw with Akhmat Grozny.
Ghanaian midfielder Carlos Ohene was booked and played 90 minutes for Ohod in their 1-0 home reverse against Al Batin.
Ghanaian defender Samuel Mensiro was in action for Ostersunds when they won 3-0 against visiting Dalkurd. Ghanaian duo of Patrick Kpozo and Frank Arhin came off the bench in the second-half to play for the winners.
Nasiru Mohammed missed BK Hacken’s 1-1 draw with Malmo due to thigh injury.
Enoch Adu Kofi played 90 minutes for AIK Solna in their 1-1 draw with Orebro.
Thomas Boakye played 46 minutes for Halmstad BK in their 3-0 home loss to Varnamo.
Still in the second-tier league Osters beat Landskrona 5-0. Ghanaian pair of Sadat Karim and Emmanuel Okine played for the losers.
Mohammed Abubakari played Helsingborg IF when they beat 1-0 Falkenbergs. Enock Kwakwa came off the bench to play for Falkenbergs.
In the third-tier league, Ghanaian midfielder Emmanuel Yeboah played for Umea FC in their 3-0 win over Karlslunds.
Linkopings suffered a 4-2 loss to Syrianska. Ghanaian player Saban Lawson played for the losers.
Striker Joel Fameyeh scored in the 23rd minute and was replaced in the 73rd minute as he helped Dinamo Brest to win 4-1 against Dnepr Mogilev in the top-flight.
Seidu Yahaya was in action for Dinamo Minsk in their 2-0 win over Smolevichi STI.
In the Jupiler League, KAS Eupen were beaten 2-1 by in-form Antwerp. Eric Ocansey started the game for Eupen and replaced in the 73rd minute but both Daniel Opare and William Owusu Acheampong were dropped to the bench and were unused.
Joseph Painstil scored twice for Genk when they defeated Gent 5-1. Nana Akwasi Asare skippered the losers. Joseph Aidoo played in central defence.
Petit midfielder Samuel Asamoah overly impressed in midfield for St Truiden as they brushed aside Royal Mouscron 3-1.
Waregem were beaten 2-1 by Anderlecht. Dennis Appiah, Francis Amuzu and Dauda Mohammed were in the Anderlecht team but only Dauda came off the bench to play.
Ghanaian midfielder Bennard Kumordzi is still serving suspension and watched Kortrijk’s 3-1 away win over Lokeren from the screen.
Waasland-Beveren needed a 79th minute leveller to draw 1-1 with KV Oostende. Ghana winger Nana Opoku Ampomah was in action for 90 minutes for the home side.
In the second-tier league, Beerschot managed a 1-0 win over Tubize. Ghanaian midfielder Divine Naah spotting the No.23 jersey played 90 minutes for the losers but his former Right to Dream Academy team-mate Ernest Agyiri was unused by his side.
Septemvri Sofia were thrush 3-0 by CSKA Sofia in an entertaining game in the top-flight. Ghanaian winger Edwin Gyasi dazzled for the winners. Ishmael Baidu played 90 minutes for Septemvri Sofia.
Wing-half Frank Acheampong scored a 94th equaliser for Tianjin Teda in their 3-3 draw with Changchun Yatai.
Gorica managed a sweet 2-1 win over Rijeka in the top-flight. Former Fiorentina attacker Maxwell Acosty started the game but was taken off early in the second-half.
Meanwhile, Slaven Belupo subjected Istra to a 3-1 defeat. Ghanaian midfielder Obeng Regan played full time for the losers.
Ghanaian attacker Said Ahmed Said came off then bench in the second-half to play for Hajduk Split in their 2-0 home loss to Osijek.
Former Atletico Madrid B midfielder Benjamin Akoto Asamoah was in action for Doxa and was booked in the second-half as they won 2-1 Paralimni.
Sigma Olomouc subjected Sparta Prague to the second straight defeat after beating them 1-0. Ghanaian forward Benjamin Tetteh played 59 minutes for Prague.
Emmanuel Antwi was replaced in the second-half by Pribram in their 4-1 defeat against Slavia Prague.
In the U19 League, ex-Dreams FC attacker Zuberu Sharani played for Sparta Prague when they won 3-0 against Jihlava U19.
Ghanaian striker John Antwi was booked in the 50th while in action for Misr Elmaqasah when they drew 0-0 with El Gounah.
HJK Helsinki won 1-0 against VPS. Ghanaian midfielder Anthony Annan played for HJK but Evans Mensah was not in the squad.
Reuben Ayarna was in action for KuPS in their 2-0 win over Ilves.
David Mawutor played in defence for Zhetysu Taldykorgan when they drew 1-1 with Shakhtar Karagandy in the Premier League.
Former Inter Milan starlet Isaac Ntow Tuah played 90 minutes for Hibernians when they won 4-2 against Tarxien.
Former Ghana U20 star Clifford Aboagye came off the bench to play for Atlas when they lost 3-1 against Santos Laguna.
Ghanaian midfielder Alex Yamoah played for Zeta in their 0-0 draw with Rudar.
Stabaek and Valerenga shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. Ghanaian pair of Mohammed Abu and Adam Kwarasey played full time for Valerenga.
IK Start beat Sarpsborg 08. Ghanaian midfielder Arafat Ibrahim Mensah warmed the bench for Start but former Inter Allies midfielder Isaac Twum could not make their squad for the game.
Midfielder Gilbert Koomson was in action for 90 minutes for Brann FK in their 1-1 draw with Lillestrom.
Dennis Antwi Agyare came off the bench in the second-half to play for Asane in their 7-2 loss against Kongsvinger.
Ghanaian midfielder Alhassan Wakaso played 90 minutes and helped Guimaraes to a 3-1 win over Maritimo. Henry Mendarious missed the game with injury.
Lumor Agbenyenu missed out of Sporting Lisbon’s side in their 4-2 loss to Portimonse. Former Liberty Professionals defender Emmanuel Hackmann warmed the bench for the winners.
In the second-tier league, Paul Ayongo played for Ferreira in their 1-0 win over SC Farense.
Mohammed Muntari scored for Al Ahli Doha when they beat Al-Shahaniya 2-1. John Benson also played for the winners but Seddiqi Bebo was unused by them.
Lawrence Quaye played for Umm-Salal in their 2-0 loss against Al-Duhail.
Kwasi George played for Al Sailiya when they drew 1-1 with Al-Sadd.
Defender Isaac Donkor played for U Craiova 1948 CS when they drew 1-1 with FC Hermannstadt.
Joseph Mensah came off the bench to set up the first goal for Sepsi when they lost 2-1 against Gaz Metan Medias.
Ghanaian striker Richard Gadze started upfront for Voluntari in their 1-1 draw with Calarasi.
Winger Thomas Agyepong was injured and missed Hibernian’s 6-0 battering of Hamilton.
Danish-born Danny Amankwaa was unused by Hearts in their 3-1 loss against Rangers.
Cukaricki posted a 6-0 win over Din. Vranje. Ghanaian attacker Samuel Owusu played for the winners while Zakaria Suraka played for the losers.
Radnik and Spartak Subotica drew 0-0. Ghanaian forward Francis Kyeremeh played for Radnik but Samuel Afum warmed the bench for Subotica.
Richmond Boakye came off the bench to play for Red Star Belgrade in 2-1 win over Zemun. Rashid Sumaila failed to make the Red Star squad for the game.
Slovan Bratislava and Senica drew 2-2. Ghanaian Patrick Asmah scored the equaliser for Senica while Dutch-born Mitch Apau played for Slovan Bratislava.
Benson Anang starred for Zilina in their 2-0 win over Podbrezova.
Saddam Sulley scored the match winner for Michalovce when they won 2-1 against Trencin. Osman Bukari also played for Trencin.
Eric Boakye and Kingsley Boateng were in the NK Olimpija Ljubljana when they won 3-1 against Celje.
AmaZulu played 1-1 with Orlando Pirates. Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Darpoh played for AmaZulu.
Richard Kissi-Boateng warmed the bench for SuperSport United in their 0-0 draw with Baroka.
Edwin Gyimah was a bench warmer for Bidvest in their 1-1 draw with Mamelodi Sundowns.
St Gallen lost 3-1 against FC Basel. Former WAFA midfielder Majeed Ashimeru played for St Gallen.
Kwesi Wuthrich missed Young Boys’ 3-2 loss to Luzern with injury.
Asamoah Gyan replaced Bernard Mensah in the 80th minute when they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Rizespor.
Isaac Sackey missed Alanyaspor’s 1-0 loss at Erzurum BB with suspension.
Midfielder Sulley Muniru played the first-half for Yeni Malatyaspor in their 4-4 draw with Sivasspor.
Andre Ayew played for Fenerbahce in their 0-0 draw with Istanbul. Defender Joseph Attamah was unused by Istanbul.
Akhisar Genclik Spor lost 3-1 against Trabzonspor. Ghanaian Elvis Manu started for the losers while Caleb Ekuban warmed the bench for Trabzonspor.
In the second-tier league Mahatma Otoo played 70 minutes for Balikesirspor in when they lost 2-1 against Adanaspor AS.
In the Major League Soccer, Montreal Impact posted a 3-0 win over Columbus Crew. Both Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah played for Crew while American international of Ghanaian descent Gyasi Zardes also played for Crew but Lalas Abubakar and Edwin Opoku were not in their squad for the game.
David Accam was left out of the Philadelphia Union squad when they won 5-1 against Minnesota United.
Johan Kappelhof played 90 minutes for Chicago Fire in their 2-1 loss at DC United.
Los Angeles FC won 3-0 against Colorado Rapids on Sunday night. Latif Blessing was not part of the Angeles side but Bismark Adjei-Boateng warmed the bench for the losers.
Ema Boateng played full throttle and helped LA Galaxy to draw 1-1 with Kansas Sporting City.
Both Kwadwo Poku and Dominic Oduro played for Tampa Bay in their 2-1 loss to Charlotte Independ.
Nashville SC won 3-0 against Richmond Kickers. Prince Agyemang and Oscar Umar both played for Kickers while Ropapa Mensah also played for Nashville SC.
Joshua Yaro was in action for Bethlehem in their 1-1 draw with Indy Eleven.
Winger Solomon Asante and Gladson Awako played for Phoenix Rising in their 0-0 draw with Reno.
Ex-Ghana U20 defender Geoffrey Acheampong played 70 minutes for LA Galaxy 2 when they lost 2-1 against Sacramento Republic.
Injured Kasim Nuhu watched from the stands as his TSG Hoffenheim lost 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Striker Issah Abass came off the bench to play for Mainz 05 in the 82nd minute when they drew 0-0 with Hertha Berlin.
Baba Rahman was not part of the Schalke 04 side that won 2-0 against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Hans Sarpei Nunoo came off the bench to play VfB Stuttgart when they lost 3-1 against Hannover.
In the Bundesliga II, Ghanaian midfielder Chris Antwi-Adjei replaced Bernard Tekpetey in the 64th minute for Parderborn when they won 2-1 against Ingolstadt 04.
Bochum beat Arminia Belefeld 1-0. Ghanaian Jans Gyamerah played in defence for Bochum while Prince-Osei Owusu was unused by Belefeld.
David Atanga scored for Greuther Furth in their 1-1 draw with Jahn Regensburg.
Erzgebirge Aue won 2-1 against Holstein Kiel. Ghanaian midfielder Noah Awuku was unused Kiel.
In the third-tier league, Sportfreunde Lotte stole a point from Eintracht Braunschweig as they drew 1-1. Ghanaian Steffan Nkansah played for Braunschweig.
In the Regionalliga, Moritz Broni Kwarteng and Aaron Opoku both played for Hamburg II in their 1-1 draw with VfB Oldenburg.
Noah Awuku came off the bench in the second-half to play for Kiel II in their 1-0 loss to Pauli II.
Okyere Wriedt scored twice for Bayern Munich II in their 4-0 win over Heimstetten.
Latif Amadu scored a brace for Teuta in their 2-0 win over Kastrioti in the top-flight.
Hobro defeated Nordsjaelland 3-2. Ghanaian duo of Godsway Donyoh and Kudus Mohammed played for Nordsjaelland while Abdul Mumin warmed the bench for the winners. Emmanuel Sabbi missed the game with injury.
Emmanuel Oti came off the bench to play in the second-half for Esbjerg when they won 2-1 against Horsens.
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