The 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League kicked off across eight different centers in Europe with Henry Onyekuru the only Nigerian to test victory on the night whilst left-back Bryan Idowu made his official debut for Lokomotiv Moscow.
Henry Onyekuru and Bryan Idowu: Both players were in action for their respective clubs in Galatasaray’s 3-0 thrashing of Lokomotiv Moscow with Balogun playing for the entire match duration.
The former Amker Perm defender started his first game of the season and picked up a yellow card for the visitors in the 60th minute as goals from Garry Rodrigues, Eren Derdiyok and a late penalty from Selluk ensured the hosts started their campaign on a high.
Despite starting his side’s first four games of the season Onyekuru was named on the bench for the second consecutive match was introduced with 8 minutes left, with his side going on to claim all three points.
Emmanuel Dennis: The youngster just saw 12 minutes of action in Club Brugge’s 1-0 loss at home to Dortmund, thus ending their unbeaten start to the new season.
The Nigerian came on for Arnut Groeneveld in the 76th minute with the host trying to push for a win but they were caught on the counter in the 85th minute by Christian Pulisic’s strike which ensured Dortmund claimed all three points.
Chidozie Awaziem: The Eagles’ defender returned to Porto’s lineup for their clash away to Schalke 04, but remained an unused substitute for the club.
Porto began their campaign with a 1-1 draw away in Germany with the Nigerian now turning his attention to his side’s Saturday league clash against Vitoria Setubal.