Nigerian international, Michael Babatunde was the hero for Moroccan side Wydad Athletic Club as he came off the bench to set up the equalizer in their 1-1 draw away at USM Alger on match day 1 of the Champions League, reports.


The 26-year-old was named among the substitutes alongside fellow countryman Gabriel Okechukwu as the visitors went in search of their first three points in Group C.


They were however stunned after just 5 minutes into the clash when Abdelkarim Zouari put the hosts ahead with a smart finish to send the fans at the Stade Omar Hamadi into joyous mood.


Babatunde was then introduced after the hour mark as the visitors went in search of an equalizer before former Akwa United striker Gabriel Okechukwu also took to the field on 78 minutes.


The substitution will, however, go on to be a masterstroke when Babatunde set up Badie Anouk on the 89th minute with the striker keeping his calm to make it 1-1 and earn the visitors a valuable away point.


Despite being on the pitch for just half an hour, the Nigerian was still rated as the best player with a rating of 7.4, completing 100% of his dribbles, making 2 key passes and also completing 87% of his passes.