Ekong, Aina Return As Torino Hold Udinese

Ekong, Aina Return As Torino Hold Udinese

Super Eagles defenders, William Troost Ekong and Ola Aina returned to action for their respective teams Udinese and Torino who played out a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s Serie A clash reports

Both players missed Nigeria’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles in Victoria last weekend due to injury.

Rodrigo de Paul scored 28 minutes into the match to give Udinese the lead, but Torino midfielder Soualiho Meite equalized four minutes into the second half.

The game was Ekong’s third start of the Serie A campaign while for Aina it was his second substitute appearances for Torino.

The draw, sees Udinese occupy ninth position with five points but with an inferior goal difference behind eighth-placed Torino.

At the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Joel Obi was subbed off at half time as Chievo Verona fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 away to AS Roma.

Stephan El Shaarawy got AS Roma off to a flying start in the 10th minute and the lead was doubled by Brian Cristante in the 30th minute.

Valter Birsa halved the deficit for Chievo Verona in the 52nd minute before Mariusz Stepinski earned the Donkeys a share of the spoil seven minutes from time.

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