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UCL Qualifying: Onuachu, Noni Madueke On Target; Aribo Missing In Action For Rangers

UCL Qualifying: Onuachu, Noni Madueke On Target; Aribo Missing In Action For Rangers

Nigeria forward Paul Onuachu was on target as KRC Genk fell to a 2-1 home defeat against Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round fixture at the Luminus Arena on Tuesday night, reports Completesports.com.

Onuachu put Genk ahead in the 39th minute after he was set up by Junya Ito.

The 27-year-old was replaced by his international teammate Cyriel Dessers eight minutes from time.

At the Phillips Stadion, Noni Madueke was on target as PSV Eindoven thrashed Danish club FC Midtylland 3-0.

The Nigerian-born forward opened scoring for the hosts on 19 minutes.

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FC Midtylland’s midfielder Raphael Onyedika featured for 90 minutes in the game.

In another fixture, Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun were not included in matchday squad in Glasgow Rangers’ 2-1 away defeat to Malmo of Sweden.

Balogun missed the game through suspension.

Bonke Innocent was in action for Malmo. The midfielder played the entire duration of the game.

Elsewhere, Nelson Okeke was benched as Slavia Prague of Czech Republic lost 2-0 at home to Ligue 1 club Monaco.

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  • Tunsak 3 years ago

    Sparta Prague and not Slavia Prague. Why do complete sports make these avoidable mistakes always.

    Might be the end of the road for Genk and Rangers. Would have wanted our 9ja players to qualify to the next round.

  • Dr Banks 3 years ago

    Maybe end of the road for Genk but surely not for Rangers, it’s an away match for Rangers and they got a valuable away goal playing with half of their regulars so I expect a whitewash of Malmo in Ibrox stadium next week.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago


    As our potential players begins their campaign for the new European football season and the preseason closing out. It’s time to begin to assess our potential SuperEagles 11 and replacements for the crucial assignments ahead.

    In the attack Victor Osimhen has proven over the last few weeks that he’s the undisputed arrowhead of this present Eagles. Kelechi Iheanaco has been fully involved with Leicester over their last 3 games therefore, will be next in the pecking order IMHO. Onuachu scored in the Champions League however, that may be the end of the road for Genk and we are yet to see any concrete offer for the 30 plus goals striker. Either way he will be the next striker in the pecking order for me after Osimhen and Iheanacho. Moffi can be an option but lacks the experience of intense international fixtures. Simy and Sadiq are on the move but haven’t really been involved in any meaningful preseason games so far. Until the real business of the season begins my potential strikers will be Osimhen, Iheanacho, Onuachu and one of the rest.

    Our midfield is undergoing a renaissance with Onyeka moving to the EPL and Etebo moving to Watford with Ndidi at Leicester, Iwobi at Everton makes most of our midfield options premier league players. Potentially, Oliseh and Ejaria on the brink. For now I will go for Ndidi, Onyeka, Etebo, Iwobi, and any two of Olise(Hopefully he plays for Nigeria) Ejaria, Marcus, Nwakali, Azeez, Onazi et all.

    Our wingers are one of the best in any national team with Chukwueze, Kalu, Simon, Captain Musa, Onyekuru and possibly Noni Madueke another player Nigeria should get ASAP!! We should be well covered on the wings if all our hopefuls are fit and available.

    The rearguard has seen the rise of Maduka Okoye becoming the number one choice goalie while Uzoho recently returning from injury provides the needed competition for two top goalkeepers. General Balogun and Ekong remain the first choice in Central defense. Awaziem, Omeruo, Ozonwanfor, Ajayi and the likes can fight for the remaining backup slot. On the full/wingback position: Zaidu, Aina, Ebuehi and Calvin Bassey should be the first names in that pecking order for those roles. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO FUTURE#

    • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

      Mr Access wetin we never see before? With all the goals week in and out last season what was Rohr able to do? If you like add Messi to our squad list your coach go still mess up.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        Hahahaha Mr I will not comment on this forum again. Mr bragging about forex at 50 plus. Last season we qualified for another major tournament with games to spare mumu. Don’t worry we will cross the bridge when we get there. We appreciate our coach like that. If we eventually win in Cameroon don’t come back here to praise the coach o!! Bloody bigot.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        Old fool you’ve been shocked since I told you about my oil well idiot old fool fooling himself around bragging about forex at an old age. I wasn’t even 20 since I’ve been investing on forex. The little peanut you’re striving for on forex I’m the one who put it there for your miserable self to be fighting for asshole of the highest order. Mr liar liar I will not comment here again how many times have you said that? idiot Alzheimer’s infested worthless being.

      • Oakfield 3 years ago

        Hahaha…. He has already won bronze have u forgotten???? next go be gold God willing but your block head has refused to assess and assimiliate that. How would it??? When your mind is filled with jealousy, hate and evil…. .. Ewu gambia..

    • nnamdi 3 years ago

      Bros ur analysis was top notch but dont forget chidera ejuke that guy is the best talented winger that can take any defender includin the likes of bonnucci chielini maguire ramos so in ur next players evaluation pls dont fail to onclude him or u will recieve 12 strokes of cain

      • I feel chidera should be in the super eagles team regularly but the coach doesn’t feel impressed by him. Hope he gets more chances to prove his worth.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        Yeah men. Chidera Ejuke should be on the wingers list. That’s how competitive the squad is. You tend to forget certain names in the buildup to a major tournament. But the form of each player in the new season will determine who is who.

    • Akpoguma is also in the team. He should be mentioned given that he is one of the players playing in a top 5 league.
      I also would desist from including the names of any player who is yet to complete his switch of allegiance to Nigeria. I really like Calvin bassey alot and hopes he chooses nigeria along with players like olise, noni, ejaria, lookman etc. But Time is short, so we shouldn’t waste any on players who are indecisive or whose position we dont yet know and focus on those we have.
      If coach rohr can be brave and bold enough to try out certain players like yusuf, nwakali, obodo etc in midfield he might find that what he is looking for out there is right in here.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      But one drunk ex-international claimed he cannot list 14 players in the current SE…LMAOooo. The extent some people can go just to ridicule themselves is mind blowing….LMAOooo

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    …The problem is that sometimes we cannot tell ourselves the truth. Personally I like Chidera Eze… he is a forceful player, just the sort of player one needs in tight and difficult games where stakes and tension are often fever-pitch high… I also believe Taiwo Awoniyi barring injuries will be a hit this season… so if all these guys start exploding who are we going to drop for who with oldguards still being accorded special previleges… to get our best out there playing we need to jettison sentiments and invite players based on the NOW performance only… What about Chuba Akpom if he finally joins Besiktas? I want forumites to also interrogate why just like we have read in various online news platform recently… why would Mikel Obi question Rohr’s tactics at Afcon 2019… and why does Balogun keep clashing with Rohr? Guys drop your contribution… this is not my news but confirmed feelers from team insiders…

  • @Nnamdi you really funny ooo…
    @Ayphilidegreat where Akpoguma for you defense line…i think Onyinbo wall, Awaziem and Akpoguma in that order not forgetting old warhorse omeruo and Ajayi

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Lol! Don’t mind me jare Bro. That’s how spoilt for choice we are now compared to after the 2014 Mundial. Akpoguma will surely have a role to play in this Eagles.

  • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

    Sadiq kicks off from where he stopped last season with a cool finish vs Real Betis. Just 10 mins gone at the moment. This boy should pls quit Segunda liga and move up to the Primera Liga. He has shown he’s way too good for 2nd div football. Abeg make Osimhen borrow am in agent biko.

    • Dr. Drey 3 years ago

      Gbosa…..the boy makes it goal number 2…and its just 30 mins into d game. 2 one on one with the GK…2 goals. Sabi striker.

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