UCL: Ideye Faces Arsenal Test; Musa, Igiebor Hopeful

UCL: Ideye Faces Arsenal Test; Musa, Igiebor Hopeful

After exciting matchday one action, the UEFA Champions League takes centre stage this mid-week with five Nigerian players expected to be in the thick of things.

At the Emirates Stadium, Brown Ideye's Olympiakos will hope to bounce back from their opening day defeat at home to Bayern Munich, when they take on Arsenal on Tuesday in Group F.

Olympiakos, with Ideye in action, were thrashed 3-0 against the reigning Bundesliga champions, and will face an in-form Arsenal side who have put together some good results since losing their opening Champions League game 2-1 at Dinamo Zagreb.

In Israel, Maccabi Tel Aviv, who parades Nosa Igiebor, will welcome Dynamo Kyiv to the Bloomfield Stadium in a Group G clash.

Maccabi didn't get the best of starts on matchday one when they travelled to Stamford Bridge as they were thrashed 4-0 by Chelsea.

Also in group G, Mikel Obi and Chelsea will hope to put their domestic woes behind them when they will be guests to FC Porto at the Estádio Do Dragão.
In Group H, third-placed Gent, with Moses Simon, will be looking to pick all three points against home side Zenit St. Petersburg.

In their first game, the reigning Belgian champions were forced to a 1-1 draw at home against Olympique Lyon.

And on Wednesday, Ahmed Musa and CSKA Moscow will welcome PSV Eindhoven in Group B.

CSKA narrowly lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg thanks to a Julien Draxler first half strike.