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Nigerians take UCL by storm



Wednesday night represented a good day in the office for Nigerians in the Uefa Champions League as they lead from the front, inspiring their respective sides to impressive results in the most glamorous club competition in the word.

On a night of passion, drama and unbridled excitement, supersport.com followed the best of the action.

Group E
Chelsea 3-2 Shakhtar Donetsk (Stamford Bridge)

Substitute Victor Moses scored a stoppage-time winner as Chelsea beat Shakhtar Donetsk 3-2 in their Champions League match at Stamford Bridge.

The Nigerian came on after 81 minutes for the Brazilian, Oscar and scored his most important goal for the club so far.

John Mikel Obi thought he had scored his first Chelsea goal in over five years in the second half but his effort was disallowed.

The former FC Lyn-Oslo man was on for all 90 minutes.

Group G

Celtic 2-1 FC Barcelona (Celtic Park)

Celtic produced arguably their greatest win since lifting the European Cup in 1967 as they stunned mighty Barcelona 2-1and Efe Ambrose was involved from start to finish for the Glasgow club.

The Nigerian impressed as he helped Celtic restrict Barca to a solitary Lionel Messi strike in added time.

The Scottish club now sit in second place on seven points, just two points behind the Spaniards.

Benfica 2-0 Spartak Moscow (Estadio da Luz)

Emmanuel Emenike is still injured and played no part as his Spartak Moscow teammates lost in emphatic fashion to the Portuguese side.

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