There were Nigerian interests in Thursday night’s UEFA Europa League as a lot of Nigerian stars were involved in action.
Alex Iwobi was outstanding as Arsenal eased into the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League with a 3-0 win at Emirates Stadium to turn their tie against BATE on its head.
Stephen Odey was replaced in the 60th minute as Swiss side FC Zürich lost 2-0 to Napoli.
Denis Bonaventure lasted the full 90 minutes for Club Brugge who lost 4-0 to Salzburg.
Winger Henry Onyekuru played the entire duration as Galatasaray drew 0-0 against Benfica.
Former Wigan winger Victor Moses saw full-time action as Fenerbahce lost 3-1 to Zenit St Petersburg.
Iyayi Believe Atiemwen was benched for the entirety of Dinamo Zagreb’s thumping 3-0 win over Viktoria Plzen.
Former Akwa United and Kano Pillars forward Ubong Ekpai also failed to feature for the Czech side as he was benched too.
Striker Olarenwaju Kayode was introduced in the 80th minute for Shakhtar Donetsk who got nailed 4-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Samuel Chukwueze didn’t make the match day squad of Villarreal who played out a 1-1 draw with Sporting CP.
Striker Peter Olayinka climbed off the bench in the 65th minute as Czech side Slavia Prague won 4-1 at Genk.