Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Obasi returns for Schalke in the UCL



Nigerians continued to post underwhelming displays in the most glamorous club competition in the world, the UEFA Champions League as supersport.com now highlights the performances of Nigerians eight games were decided on Tuesday night.

Former junior international, Lukman Haruna has been enjoying playing time of late at Ukrainian club, Dynamo Kiev and started his first game for the club in this season’s Champions League in atrocious conditions at the Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb as their game against Dinamo Zagreb ended in a 1-1 draw.

Haruna was substituted after 90 minutes while Taye Taiwo lasted the entire game.

The club’s top scorer, Brown Ideye started the game but was substituted after 76 minutes while the other Nigerian on the books of the club, Ayila Yusuf was not listed.

Dynamo Kiev failed to progress to the round of 16 in the competition as they finished their group campaign with 5 points from 6 matches. They now drop down to Europe’s second tier competition, the Uefa Europa League.

There was some bit of good news for Chinedu Obasi as he made his first appearance in the competition for the German club, Schalke 04 in the 1-1 draw against French club, HSC Montpellier.

The former TSG Hoffenheim winger was drafted in after 86 minutes by the Schalke trainer, Huub Stevens.

Astonishingly, this was only the third game Obasi was playing for the club this season.

Schalke qualified for the round of 16 as winners of Group B.

There was no happy-ending for Montpellier’s John Utaka who has endured an injury-hit season.

The attacker came on as a 67th minute substitute in the game against the Germans at the Stade la Mosson.

Montpellier finished bottom of their group and will not even have the consolation of playing in the Europa League.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decision causes chaos in Scotland
The Fifa Laws of the Game clearly state, and I’m paraphrasing, that the referee’s decision is...

Segun Odegbami
CAF in need of a storm
Any one living in Nigeria would not have been immune from the impact of the Buhari political storm...

Collins Okinyo
Don't blame Yaya for City's failure
Footballers have a thankless job because one minute everyone is praising you and the next everybody...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mou faces LVG, Wenger waits to pounce
Going into the weekend round of matches, Chelsea sit top of the Premier League in England with 73...

Sunday Oliseh
Why Klopp may struggle at English clubs
Seven years ago, 2008, a relatively unknown from Mainz 05, Jurgen Klopp, became coach at Germany’s...

Neil Tovey
Schut leaves a legacy
Having spent three years in South Africa plying his trade for Sundowns, Alje Schut will bid the PSL...