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UCL: Sanusi, Onyeka In Action As Porto, Midtjylland Lose To Man City, Atalanta

UCL: Sanusi, Onyeka In Action As Porto, Midtjylland Lose To Man City, Atalanta

Super Eagles left-back Zaidu Sanusi was in action for FC Porto in their 3-1 defeat at Manchester City, in Group C of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, Completesports.com reports.

Sanusi was in the starting eleven of the Portuguese giants before going off in the 77th minute.

Porto took the lead through Luis Diaz in the 14th minute before Sergio Aguero equalised for City from the penalty spot on 20 minutes.

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Ilkay Gundogan put City 2-1 ahead on 65 minutes while Ferran Torres added the third goal in the 73rd minute.

In Denmark, Frank Onyeka featured for Midtjylland but could not help them as they lost 4-0 at home to Atalanta in a Group D clash.

Onyeka was replaced with 13 minutes left in the game.

And in the Netherlands, Liverpool edged Ajax Amsterdam 1-0 in their Group D encounter.

An own goal in the 35th minute secured the win for the former Champions League winners.

And in other results, holders Bayern Munich hammered Atletico Madrid 4-0, Inter Milan were held to a 2-2 draw at the San Siro by Borussia Monchengladbach and Olympiacos pipped Marseille 1-0.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Onyeka was active in the game. Pulled few strings that cashed upset withing the Atlanta defence. He was quite unlucky not to have scored…

     
    • Igbekun Abo 4 weeks ago

      Well said. I saw what you saw too. Three Gbosas for you.

       
  • Midtylland not on the same level as atalanta. There is a wide golf between serie A and norway league. They are just going to the UCL for experience I guess.
    Still, I never new much about Frank though alot of people were clamouring for his invitation. I wasn’t too impressed with his video clips either. Cant help but compare him with what we have currently in the Super Eagles and I can say in my own opinion that he doesn’t measure up. I would rather have an azeez and nwobodo in the team instead of him, and this has more to do with the way they play rather than where they play. Hope he does improve like some people say he will.

     
  • Igbekun Abo 4 weeks ago

    Was it just me or was Sanusi a little bit overwhelmed by the Champions League occasion? Decent defender though…

     
  • Sanusi is a very good player I now see why, Ola Aina struggled to make the international friendlies, it will be good competition for them two in the Super Eagles squad and that’s the kind of level of competition we need and are looking for in the Super Eagles squad. It will be a good battle between them and can only prove good for the national team. If we have players of similar levels fighting for places in the national team we will only get the best from them…. we need more of this in other positions. Our Midfield the gulf in class is quite big Ndidi, Iwobi, Aribo as well as Etebo are operating at a different level to others because of the leagues and teams they play in and where they got their football education. If Kelechi Nwakali finds form he will bring stiff Competition to the duo of Joe Aribo and Peter Etebo. Lets not talk of Striking position the Gulf in class there is immeasurable, not that I blame Iheanacho but Victor Osimhen is a Special talent and with special talents you cant blame their competition because Special talent is a gift from god you can’t buy that. The same with the CDM Role Wilfred Ndidi is a special talent and you can’t buy that. Mind you Sanusi speed is special I feel Guardiola will take an interest in him after last night watch that space guys.

    I am going to do something that sets me apart from many in this forum and congratulate Rohr for discovering Zaidu Sanusi he is a great talent. That’s the difference between me an most I give credit when credit is due.

     
    • Igbekun Abo 4 weeks ago

      You are so on point Ugo. Seeing Sanusi against Algeria and Tunisia was a labour of love. The guy is one of they types of full backs that we have prayed for. 3 Gbosas for you. Gbosa! Gbosa! Gbosa!

       
      • @Igbekun Abo Gbosa x3 for you too bros! Stay blessed.

        P.s we may not see the game taking places next month unless this disgusting people we call government ezigbo “So Called” Government #STOP the senswless blood shedding of lives.

        #EVILGOVERNMENTOFFICIALSMUSTBEDERAILLED

        It is what we are praying for. Not for football to be played. BUT FOR INNOCENT LIVES NOT TO BE LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        #BUHARIMUSTFALL

         
  • Hence I won’t Drop Samuel Chukwueze for any Winger in the National team Currently except for Chidera Ejuke based on the cameo I saw and his performance for CSKA Moscow on the Weeekend. And of Course Ademola Lookman. Any other Winger will not be able to take Samuel Chukwueze place currently and I am Sure Rohr feels the same.

    Some People will attack me for saying this but another player who will walk into this current team is Eberechi Eze ( that is if he chooses Nigeria) that will change the dynamic of our midfield and we may just experience the feelings we use to get those days Singing Okocha ni gbu mu Okocha, Okocha ni gbu mu Okocha, I love you pass Maradona ooooo Okocha. I just gave away my age HAHAHAHAHA!!!

     
  • Kingston 4 weeks ago

    though statistically speaking sanusi got a poor rating yesterday

     
    • Igbekun Abo 4 weeks ago

      I watched the match and saw some heavy first touches and unimpressive crosses. To be honest, if you are to objectively rate his performance last night, you will struggle to give him high marks. Maybe he was overawed by the occasion but take nothing away from Sanusi, he is a very promising left wingback.