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Ighalo Eyes 1st UCL Goal In Leipzig Vs Man United; Okechukwu Targets 3rd Game For Basaksehir

Ighalo Eyes 1st UCL Goal In Leipzig Vs Man United; Okechukwu Targets 3rd Game For Basaksehir

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo will be targeting his first UEFA Champions League goal when the Red Devils take on host RB Leipzig tonight in a Group G.

United will take on Leipzig in a make or mar clash at the Red Bull Arena with the host team needing an outright win while a draw will be enough for the Red Devils courtesy of head-to-head rule.

Both teams go into tonight’s Matchday 6 tie with nine points apiece in Group G, but the English side will pull through with a draw having recorded a 5-0 home win against the German side in their first meeting.

Former Nigeria international, Ighalo, made his much-awaited UCL debut last week in United’s 3-1 home loss against Paris Saint-Germain at the Old Trafford following his cameo one minute appearance after coming on for Wan Bissaka in the 90th minute.

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Ighalo recorded two goals in five UEFA Europa League appearances for United last season and is desperately hoping to score in the UCL to balance up his European adventure.


Azubuike Okechukwu in training session

Meanwhile, Nigerian midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu, will be hoping to make an appearance for Istanbul Basaksehir when they travel to Paris against PSG.

Okechukwu has been out injured but he made it to the bench for Basaksehir at the weekend in the 1-1 draw away to Yeni Malatyaspor in a Turkish Super Lig tie. The 23-year old has previously made two appearances in the UCL with Basaksehir last season.

Basaksehir has no hope of qualifying with only three points, but they can play the spoiler role against PSG with nine points, same as Man United and Leipzig.

By Sulaiman Alao

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