Super Eagles’ midfielder, Michael Babatunde began his CAF Champions League on a good not as he scored for Wydad Athletic Club in their 5-2 bashing of ASEC Mimosa in Casablanca, AOIFootball.com reports.
Looking to improve on their quarterfinal exit of last year, the home side shot into the lead after 16 minutes through Ismail El Haddad before they were pegged back by the Ivorians just on the stroke of half time when Wonlo Coulibaly got the equalizer.
Babatunde however restored parity for the hosts three minutes after the break to make it 2-1, before further strikes from Zouher El Moutaraji and Walid El karahi ensured Wydad were 4-1 up after 69 minutes.
The Nigerian was withdrawn six minutes later for Badie Aouk with the substitute making it 5-1 on the 80th minute before Salif Bagale pulled one back late on to make it 5-2 to send Wydad top of the group.
Babatunde did give a good account of himself as he had a game rating of 7.2, completed 70% of his passes, made 2 key passes, won 5 duels and was a constant threat to the Ivorians as they fouled him 4 times.