The UEFA Champions League, UCL, returns for MD four (4) on Tuesday night with Nigeria’s very own Victor Osimhen and his club, LOSC Lille in action.
As many as six teams could seal their place in the knockout stages by the end of matchday four (4), but with a very poor away form, Osimhen’s Lille are certainly not one of those teams.
— LOSC Lille EN (@LOSC_EN) November 4, 2019
The Ligue 1 side is on a run of 11 matches without a win on the road in all competitions and on Tuesday night, will hope to put an end to that run when they take on Valencia at the Mestalla.
After becoming the first player since Mario Balotelli of Italy to score five or more goals in his first five matches in France, Osimhen is currently on a mini-goal drought which he extended to four games after firing blanks at the weekend against Marseille.
However, Lille will look up to the Nigerian to rediscover some of that magic against Valencia, who are now unbeaten in five matches against them.
Osimhen has scored just one goal in three UCL outings this season for Lille, with the goal coming against Chelsea on matchday one.
Olayinka looking to make amends at Camp Nou
Another Nigerian who has a lot to prove on Tuesday night is Super Eagles newbie, Peter Olayinka.
After his impressive display against Inter Milan on matchday one, Olayinka scored an unfortunate own goal on matchday as Barcelona defeated an impressive Slavia Prague away from home.
— SK Slavia Prague EN (@slavia_eng) November 4, 2019
Prague are the visitors this time at Camp Nou, while it is set to be a ‘baptism of fire’ as manager of the Czech champions, Jindrich Trpisovsky said in his pre-match press conference, Olayinka is one player who will be out to make amends following that own goal in the first encounter.
Olayinka’s Prague will become the 56th team to visit the Nou Camp in the UCL, but can the Czech side by the seventh (and first since Rubin Kazan in 2009) to pick all three points there?
That is one question Olayinka and his teammates would hope to answer when they step on the pitch against the side inspired by Lionel Messi.
Paul Onuachu, Odey set for magical night at Anfield
For the second time in their history, Belgian side Genk and Liverpool will be going head to head in the UCL.
The first time both sides met was on matchday three, when a brace from Alex Chamberlain and goals from Africa’s duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah helped the 2018 UCL winners to a 1-4 victory at the Luminus Arena.
Nigeria’s duo of Paul Onuachu and Stephen Odey played that game, with the latter getting the consolation goal for Genk after coming on as a late substitute for the former.
— KRC Genk (@KRCGenkofficial) October 23, 2019
Later tonight, Onuachu and Odey will get their first experience of the famous Anfield and its very loud fans when the defending champions host them for their matchday four clash.
It could be a long night for the Onuachu, Odey and Genk as Liverpool have not lost an Anfield since Real Madrid beat them 0-3 five years ago (2014), a run of 23 matches.
Liverpool vs Genk
Napoli vs Salzburg
Barcelona vs Slavia Prague
B. Dortmund vs Inter
Zenit vs RB Leipzig
Lyon vs Benfica
Chelsea vs Ajax
Valencia vs Lille