There were eight Nigerian stars in the UCL UEFA Champions League match-day one action.
SportsIntel takes a run through the performance of the Nigerian stars in the UCL and their ratings.
Samuel Chukwueze’s AC Milan are held to a goalless draw by Newcastle in their opening fixture of the 23/24 UCL. The winger who recently transferred to Italy played 61 mins, with 2 shots and one chance created.
Peter Olayinka (FK Crvena Zvezda) was introduced in the 68th at Man City. Despite FK Crvena Zvezda scoring first, Peter couldn’t save the team from a 1-3 loss.
Alhassan Yusuf was introduced in the 65th minute in his side’s (Royal Antwerp FC) 5-0 defeat at Barcelona.
Also, there’s little-known George Ilenikhena, who came in as a substitute while Ejuke was an unused sub.
Yusuf is in his third year with Royal Antwerp. He won the league last season but he hasn’t been lucky with injuries so far.
Meanwhile, Sanusi Zaidu started in Porto’s 3-1 win at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Furthermore, Sadiq Umar and his Real Sociedad team couldn’t hold on to their slim lead against Inter Milan, concerning in the last minute for a 1-1 draw.
Sadiq is just returning to football after staying out for a year as a result of injury.