UCL: Onyekuru, Idowu Fail To Rescue Galatasaray, Locomotiv From Defeat; Awaziem Not Listed

UCL: Onyekuru, Idowu Fail To Rescue Galatasaray, Locomotiv From Defeat; Awaziem Not Listed

By Johnny Edward:

Henry Onyekuru made his third UEFA Champions League appearance of the season for Galatasaray in Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss away to Schalke 04 in a group D clash played at the Veltins Arena reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Onyekuru who made his consecutive start for Galatasaray following a short hamstring lay-off featured for the entire duration of the encounter.


Guido Burgstaller scored a fourth-minute opener before Mark Uth second-half strike secured victory for the Gelsenkirchen based outfit.


Onyekuru is one of the five players listed on standby by Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr for the 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations qualifier against South Africa.


At the Dragao stadium in Portugal, Bryan Idowu made his third start for Locomotiv Moscow who lost 4-1 to FC Porto who did not list Chidozie Awaziem in their matchday squad in the other group D clash.


Awaziem is yet to feature for FC Porto in the competition this term.


First half goals from Hector Herrera and Moussa Marega gave the hosts, FC Porto a two-goal lead into the break but Jefferson Farfan halved the deficit in the 59th minute before Jesus Corona made it 3-1 in the 67th minute. Otavio sealed the win in additional time.


In group B, Barcelona played out a 1-1 draw away to Inter Milan at the San Siro stadium. Substitute,Malcolm made an instant impact after coming on for Ousmane Dembele in the 81st minute to score two minutes later.


Mauro Icardi drew Inter level four minutes later. The other group game played at the Wembley stadium, a late goal from Harry Kane saw Tottenham Hotspur come from a goal down to beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1. Luuk de Jong second-minute header gave the Dutch side the lead before Harry Kane drew Spurs level with ten minutes left to play.


The England captain scored a header in the 89th minute to secure Spurs first win in the group stage of the competition.


At the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, Atletico Madrid beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0. A goal in each half from Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann secured a hard-fought win for Diego Simeone’s side.


Despite the defeat, Dortmund still lead group A with a superior goal difference of +5. Atletico Madrid are second with the same number of points (nine) while Club Brugge are third with four points. AS Monaco occupy the bottom spot with just one point from four games.


  • Brutus 'the barber' Beefcake 2 months ago

    At least they are playing regularly.
    They will be sharp for Nigeria.