Mixed Fortunes For Nigerian Players In UEFA Champions League

Wednesday night represented a good day for Nigerians in their various European clubs in the UEFA Champions League as they inspired their respective sides to impressive results in the most glamorous club competition in the word.

On a night of passion, drama and unbridled excitement, we serve you the best of the action as orchestrated by these Nigerian internationals.

Group E
Chelsea 3-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (Stamford Bridge)

Substitute Victor Moses scored a stoppage-time winner as Chelsea overcame hard fighting Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 in their Champions League match at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigerian who only came on after 81 minutes for Brazilian, Oscar, scored his most important goal for the club yet.

John Mikel Obi who saw action for 90 minutes, thought he had scored his first Chelsea goal in over five years in the second half but saw his effort disallowed.

Group G

Celtic 2-1 FC Barcelona (Celtic Park)

Celtic produced arguably their finest display since lifting the European Cup in 1967 as they stunned favourites Barcelona 2-1 and Efe Ambrose was involved from start to finish for the Glasgow club.

The Nigerian impressed as he helped Celtic restrict Barca to a solitary Lionel Messi strike in added time.

The Scottish club now occupy second place with seven points, just two points behind the Spaniards.

Benfica 2-0 Spartak Moscow (Estadio da Luz)

Emmanuel Emenike is still injured and played no part as his Spartak Moscow teammates lost in emphatic fashion to the Portuguese side.


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