Catch up on the performance of Nigerian players and their teams in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, August 13.
Two Nigerians featured for Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki in their 3-2 loss on the road against Ajax Amsterdam.
Chuba Akpom and summer signing Anderson Esiti started at Amsterdam Arena. They both went the distance as PAOK crashed out 5-4 on aggregate.
Elsewhere, spotting number 44, Azubuike Okechukwu, was booked in his Istanbul Basaksehir’s 2-0 defeat against Greek side Olympiacos at Karaiskaki Stadium.
Over to the Groupama Arena, Dinamo Zagreb wired four unreplied goals past Ferencvaros. Attacking midfielder Iyayi Believe Atiemwen failed to make the travelling party for the Croatian champions.
Rosenborg completed a double over Maribor with a 3-1 victory.
Samuel Adegbenro and Babajide David started the game in the colours of Rosenborg.
Babajide provided an assist and played the full throttle. Adegbenro who is known as the ‘Nigerian Neymar’ gave way for Gjermund Aasen.
In Austria, Yusuf Otubanjo was not in LASK’s 18 against Basel, who paraded Noah Okafor. The Austrian Bundesliga League side beat their visitors 2-1.
Finally in Kiev, Dynamo Kiev and Club Brugge shared the spoils in a six-goal thriller. David Okereke and Emmanuel Dennis displayed their wears for Club Brugge.