Super Eagles duo of Henry Onyekuru and Bryan Idowu will battle for the sole Europa League spot in group D when their respective teams Galatasary and Locomotiv Moscow face FC Porto and Schalke 04 on match day six of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
FC Porto and Schalke 04 are both through to the next round of competition with the Portuguese side leading the table with 13 points from five games and the German side in second place with eight points.
Both teams (Galatasary and Locomotiv Moscow) are out of contention for a place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 but they could nick a place in the Europa League competition should the match day six results end in their favour.
Galatasaray on four points from five games will finish third if they win their final group game at home FC Porto or if Lokomotiv do not record a win away at Schalke 04.
Meanwhile, Lokomotiv on three points from five games will finish third if they win the fixture against Schalke 04 and Galatasaray do not as the Turkish team have a superior head-to-head goal difference.
Onyekuru has featured in four games for Galatasary in the competition without scoring a goal but he has scored four times for Galatasaray in thirteen appearances in the on-going season in the Turkish League.
While Idowu made only three appearances for Locomotiv Moscow.
By Johnny Edward