The first set of games of the group stages of the champions league this week has ended and below is a compilation of how Nigerian players fared in the Champions league…

How Nigerian Players Fared in The Champions League 


Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

Iwobi played all 90 minutes in Arsenal’s Uefa champions League opener against PSG. He received a pass from Mesut Ozil and rifled a quick shot at goal which Areola was able to keep out, but the rebounding effort from Alexis Sanchez hit the back of the net to pull Arsenal level.

However, Iwobi could have taken the game beyond PSG when Alexis found him at the far edge of the PSG area, but his curling effort was once again denied by the aforementioned Areola.


Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City)

After his fine outing in the Manchester derby, Kelechi came on as an 83rd-minute substitute for returning Sergio Aguero who missed the Manchester derby due to a suspension to extend Manchester City’s lead to 4-0 against Borussia Monchengladbach. Fellow kid-wonder, Leroy Sane combined well with Kevin De Bruyne before dancing past two defenders to tee up Iheanacho for City’s fourth of the night.

Iheanacho has now scored 2 goals in his last two games, living up to the fantastic goal per game ratio he has created last season.


Ahmed Musa (Leicester City)

Leicester City started their UEFA Champions League campaign with an impressive 3-0 win away at the Jan Breydel Stadion against Belgian side Club Brugge. Ahmed Musa came on for Jamie Vardy in the 70th minute, but the game was all but wrapped up by then.

Musa had an injury scare after he was tackled in the 74th minute but was able to shake it off.


Efe Ambrose (Celtic)

Ambrose was not selected as Celtic got pummelled 7-0 by Barcelona at the Camp Nou.


Ubong Moses (Liberec)

In other games in the Europa league, Ubong Moses was an unused substitute as Liberec grabbed a 2-2 draw at Qarabag. Veteran Czech striker Milan Baros scored one of the goals for Liberec.