Day 2 matches of the UEFA Championships League is expected to conclude across Europe Wednesday with three Nigerian stars in action.

One of those players is the Nigerian international and Chelsea player, Victor Moses who will feature against Atletico Madrid, as the Blues aim to get the vital points.

Chelsea Manager, Antonio Conte chose to let him out of the squad while they engaged Qarabag at home a fortnight ago so that the Nigerian player can feature in the match against Arsenal.

While away, Davide Zapacosta played in his absence and his impact was felt against the Kazakhstan champions. Meanwhile, Moses is expected to play in his position in the tie against the Madrid side.

Chelsea will be tested for fitness against the Spanish side in Group C and its ability to stay up will determine how far they can go in the Championship group stage. The Blues will also face the challenge of an Italian side over a two leg encounter.

Other Nigerian player in the picture is Emmanuel Emenike whose club, Olympiacos has a high hurdle to cross over as they trade tackles Wednesday against Juventus.

The Italian champions were defeated in their first match against Barcelona and they will be coming for a revenge on Emenike’s Greek club.

Aaron Samuel and his Russian club side, CSKA Moscow will file out against visitors, Manchester United in Moscow.

The Red Devils have shown they are a hard nut to crack owing to their recent wins however, they should also expect a challenging encounter from the host who surprised many by defeating Benfica away from home.

Three Nigerian former players, namely Kanu Nwakwo, Finidi George and John Mikel Obi were the fortunate fellows who had won the Champions League with their former clubs.

Kanu and Finidi won the coveted title with Ajax Amsterdam while Mikel won it with Chelsea.

Sports fans will hope to see another mention of Nigerian stars as winners of this title at the close of the 2017/2018 season.




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