Newcastle United’s Atsu advances as Crystal Palace’s Zaha crashes out of ePremier League Invitational

The African stars were both in action in Wednesday’s Round of 16 games but only Ghana international managed to progress to the quarter-finals

Newcastle United midfielder Christian Atsu defeated Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko to advance to the quarter-finals of the ePremier League while Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha lost to Manchester City talisman Raheem Sterling.

The ePremier League Invitational started on Tuesday and it involves selected players from the 20 Premier League clubs playing the FIFA 20 video game from the comfort of their homes.

Zaha and Sterling kicked off day 2 of the tournament but the Ivorian forward succumbed to a 5-4 defeat with the Man City forward progressing to the next round.

Atsu wrapped up day two’s proceedings against Tottenham’s Sissoko and it was late finish that secured his victory after the French midfielder cancelled out his first-half opener.

The Ghana international will now face Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in the quarter-finals as he aims for the title.

Everton’s Andre Gomes scored the highest number of goals on Wednesday after romping to an 8-0 win over Chelsea’s Reece James.

Nigeria’s Wilfred Ndidi is expected to fly Leicester City’s flag on Thursday when he takes on Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Diogo Jota in another last-16 clash.