Raphael Onyedika - Club Brugge KV vs Bayer Leverkusen

UEFA Champions League Report: MD 1

Thrilling European midweek football is back, we are highlighting four matches that featured Nigerian players in the UEFA Champions League.

Calvin Bassey - AFC Ajax

The Nigerian defender helped his club secure a comfortable win over his former employers. Bassey put in a solid performance as Ajax thrashed Rangers FC 4-0 to earn an opening-day win in Group A.

The 22-year-old provided the assist for the third goal, and made 8 ball recoveries in an all-round impressive display

Zaidu Sanusi - FC Porto

Versatile Fullback, Zaidu Sanusi featured in FC Porto's narrow defeat away to Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League Group B opener.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of the hosts. Sanusi played 90 mins, making 2 inerceptions, 3 clearances and also creating two chances for his side.

Raphael Onyedika - Club Brugge KV

Onyedika's Club Brugge kicked off their 2022/2023 UCL campaign with a narrow win over Bayer Leverkusen at home. The 21-year old midfielder had a fine outing for his side, making 6 ball recoveries and 2 interceptions while completing 86% of his passes.

Victor Osimhen - SSC Napoli

Super Eagles hitman, Victor Osimhen was impressive on Wednesday night, as his Napoli side thrashed Liverpool 4-1, at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium.

Osimhen saw his effort hit the woodwork in the opening 3 minutes of the game, before winning a penalty for a foul by Virgil Van Dijk in the 18th minute. He got up and took the spotkick, which was saved impressively by Alisson Becker.

Overall, the 23-year old was a constant thorn in the side of their English Opponent's defence until he was substituted off with an injury in the 41st minute.

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