Osimhen ends drought, Olayinka impresses at Camp Nou

Osimhen ends drought, Olayinka impresses at Camp Nou

Super Eagles star, Victor Osimhen has finally put an end to his goal drought after netting his second UEFA Champions League, UCL, the goal on Tuesday night.

Osimhen scored the opener to put his club, LOSC Lille 0-1 up against Valencia in their matchday four tie at the Mestalla.

The goal was Osimhen’s second in the UCL and his first-ever away goal for Lille in all competitions this season.

However, it was not enough to give Lille at least a point and end their poor away form in Europe as Valencia came back from that goal to win 4-1 thanks to a superb second half performance.

Goals from Daniel Parejo, who cancelled out Osimhen’s opener through a penalty, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Ferran Torres and an Adama Soumaoro own goal sealing a brilliant win for the LaLiga club.

Osimhen’s Lille stay bottom on one point after that heavy defeat, while Valencia are joint top on seven points.

Olayinka puts on a show at Camp Nou

He may have been listed on standby by Gernot Rohr ahead of the AFCON2021Q, but Peter Olayinka gave his national team manager a reason to rethink with an impressive display against Barcelona at Camp Nou. 

Olayinka looked determined to make amends for his own goal which handed Barca a narrow win in the first leg as he proved a handful for Barcelona defenders led by Gerard Pique.

Olayinka created one chance, one key pass, completed two take-ons as a brilliant display from him and his teammates earned a brilliant Slavia Prague side a share of the spoils against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona.

Despite a well-deserved point, Prague remains bottom of Group F on two points while Barcelona stay top on eight points.

Elsewhere, Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey fell once again to the superior firepower of champions, Liverpool.

The holders came survived a scare from the modest Belgian side Genk to win 2-1 at Anfield thanks to Alex Chamberlain’s second half strike.

At Stamford Bridge, it was a dramatic night as Chelsea and Ajax Amsterdam served an eight-goal thriller.

The game ended 4-4 with Chelsea pulling off an incredible comeback to earn a point. With Ajax looking comfortable at 1-4, the Blues bounced back but were helped by their numerical superiority after Ajax were reduced to nine men.

Goals from Caesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho who scored two penalty kicks and Reece James handed Frank Lampard’s men an unlikely point at home.


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