Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




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

Football | Nigeria

Ambrose saves Nigeria’s blushes in UCL



Defender Efe Ambrose put in a strong performance on Wednesday night as he inspired Celtic to a place in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League.

The defender was impressive and almost scored with a powerful header in the second half as the Hoops beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 to advance to the knockout round of the competition.

Celtic finished in third place in Group G, three points adrift of Barcelona who topped the standings on 13 points.

Emmanuel Emenike played all 90 minutes for Spartak Moscow and impressed with an the assist for his club’s only goal, dispatched in exhilarating fashion by strike partner, Ariclenes da Silva Ferreira.

It was heartbreak for the two Nigerians on the books of the European champions, Chelsea. Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel saw their side trounce FC Nordsjælland 6-1 at Stamford Bridge but still bow out of the competition.

The Blues finished in their group on 10 points which meant a third place finish in Group E.

Moses impressed on Wednesday night with an assist for hitherto misfiring Spanish striker, Fernando Torres.

Mikel and Moses will now play in the Uefa Europa League.

It was a campaign to forget for left-back, Elderson Echiejile whose Portuguese side, Sporting Braga lost at home 1-2 to Galatasaray to finish bottom of Group H.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R152.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
FIFA 14
Xbox 360
R549.00
Mitre Ultimatch Soccer Ball - White
A high quality football, offering high performance at both training and during football matches.
R252.00


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

Live Video Streaming

MLS - Major League Soccer - Week 20: Seattle Sounders v La Galaxy
Cycling - Time Trial: Women's Individual
Diving - Men's 3m Springboard Preliminary
Lawn Bowls - Women's Pairs Qfs/men's Sgl Qfs/open Triples B6,B7,B8 Bronze & Gold Medal Match

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Football arms race
Those of us old enough to remember the arms race and the cold war years can’t help but feel the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
World Cup refs return home 'battered and bruised'
The World Cup is over for another four years and already the post mortem has started into some...

Sunday Oliseh
What Germany did to become champs
The 2002 Japan and South Korea World Cup saw the Germans lose in the Finals to Brazil, thanks to...

Collins Okinyo
Amrouche is his own worst enemy
Thunder has struck twice with news of Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche being slapped with a...

Claudia Ekai
Save our Stars
First and foremost, it is not all over for Harambee Stars in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations...

Carol Radull
The Harambee Stars' secrets
A week ago Kenya’s Harambee Stars hosted Burundi in our first international friendly this year. I...