UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE MATCH DAY 2: NIGERIAN ERONMOSELE SETS RECORD.
Written by AIGBOKHAEBHO OKHUELEIGBE on September 14, 2022
Norwegian striker of Nigerian heritage, Antonio Eromonsele Nusa, has become the second youngest player to score in the UEFA Champions League scoring the last goal for Club Brugge in their four-nil thumping of FC Porto on Tuesday, in a match day-two encounter. The 180cm tall attacker sits second to FC Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.
At 17 years and 149 days, Nusa put his name in history as the all-time second youngest scorer in the UCL, when he came off the bench to add cherry on the puddy for club Brugge, who were cruising over Portuguese side, FC Porto in their backyard.
Another Nigerian, Raphael Onyedika got a yellow card in the encounter.
Elsewhere At Anfield, Liverpool returned to winning ways with a two-one win over Ajax.
Joel Matip scored in the 89-minute as the Reds earned their first win in the current campaign to move to second on the group A log.
Mohammed Salah had put Liverpool ahead in the seventeenth minute, but the lead lasted only ten minutes, as Mohammed Kudus leveled the score for the visitors.
Elsewhere at the Alianz Arena in Munich, Barcelona striker, Robert Lewandowski fired blank in his first game against his former employers, Bayern Munich.
The German champions, Bayern, defeated their continental arch-rivals, Barcelona two-nil to maintain a perfect start to their current campaign.
Leroy Sane sealed victory for the home side four minutes after Lucas Hernandez had opened the scoring, as Bayern dominated play.
In other matches, Inter Milan and Eintracht Frankfurt also recorded away wins against Czech champions, Viktoria Plzen and French side Marseille respectively.
Action will continue on Wednesday as Rangers FC face Napoli in a rescheduled group A encounter owing to activities surrounding the queens death, AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb will lock horns in Group E while Graham Potter will begin his reign as Chelsea Manager with a date with Salzburg at Stamford Bridge.
Scottish Champion, Celtics FC are guests of Shakhtar and defending champion Real Madrid will welcome RB Leipzig to the Bernabeu.