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Football expert Ademetan Abayomi has a comprehensive wrap on Nigerian players in action on Thursday.
10-man Arsenal surprisingly lost 1-0 to BATE Borisov.
Alex Iwobi who featured for the full throttle couldn’t inspire the Gunners in the away fixture.
The Estadio Jose Alvalade was set alight when Sporting CP hosted Villarreal.
Samuel Chukwueze was in action for the Yellow Submarines who won 1-0. He made way for Daniel Raba in the 74th minute.
In-form winger Henry Onyekuru was on the losing train in Galatasaray’s 2-1 defeat to Benfica.
Striker Peter Olayinka was a 60th minute entrant for Slavia Prague who drew 0-0 at home to Genk.
At the Doosan Arena Plzen, Ubong Ekpai was lively in Viktoria Plzen’s 2-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb. He was substituted in the 70th minute of action.
Iyayi Believe Atiemwen made a substitute appearance for the Croats in the explosive match.
Dennis Bonaventure provided an assist for Club Brugge who came back from a goal down to beat Salzburg 2-1.
FC Zuerich couldn’t handle the firepower of Napoli as they bowed 3-1 to the Italians at the Letzigrund Stadion.
Stephen Odey was subbed off for Selim Khelifi with 10 minutes left on the clock.
Despite playing with 10 men for 80 minutes, Shakhtar Donetsk drew 2-2 with Eintracht Frankfurt at the Stadion Metalist.
Former ASEC Mimosas forward Olarenwaju Kayode was an unused substitute for the Ukrainian side in the thriller.
Substitute Austin Amutu found the back of the net for Al Masry who humbled Misr El-Maqasa 2-0.
Former Enugu Rangers midfielder Emeka Eze played his part for Al Masry in the win.