It’s action galore in the UEFA second tier club football competition, the UEFA Europa League as forty-eight (48) European football clubs will be in action tonight across twenty-four (24) European cities for matchweek 2 of the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League. A number of Nigerian footballers are also in the thick of action as their clubs bid to either improve or maintain their opening matchweek results.
Super Eagles duo of Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun are expected to be in action for Rangers as Steven Gerrard’s side seek to continue their great European record when they entertain Polish club, Lech Poznan at the Ibrox Stadium – Glasgow, Scotland.
Rangers got off to a flyer with a 2-0 win at Standard Liège, a victory that not only saw them score in both halves, but also witnessed striker Kemar Roofe net the longest strike in UEFA Europa League (UEL) history with a shot from 54.6 yards out. The hosts’ 2-1 win over Galatasaray in their UEL qualification final made it four European home fixtures where both teams scored, and also means they’ve lost just once at Ibrox in the UEL since the beginning of 2011/12 (W13, D5, L1).
Both teams scored in both halves as Lech Poznań fell to a 4-2 defeat versus Benfica in their UEL opener, and the seven-time Polish champions now travel here winless in three competitive games, and after witnessing both teams score in their last five. The visitors have never won a UEL away game when conceding first, but cruised through the qualification phase this season after a trio of away wins that registered a combined 10-1 aggregate scoreline.
Elsewhere, at the Olympic Stadium of Athens “Spiros Louis”, Greece, AEK Athens play host to Leicester City who are without the Super Eagles midfield maestro, Wilfred Ndidi (groin injury), but blessed with the presence of the Super Eagles forward, Kelechi Iheanacho as the English side aim to carry their superb away record this season on to the continent.
Powered by back-to-back victories over Zorya and Arsenal in the Europa and Premier League respectively, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City have been building a head of steam of late, and the Foxes chances of pushing their winning streak to three matches against AEK Athens look good.
Leicester have been a potent force on the road this term, and having won each of their first three away tests on the bounce since the summer, a fourth triumph on their travels at Athens’ expense looks possible.
AEK Athens endured a torrid opening to their UEFA Europa League (UEL) group stage campaign, going down 3-0 at Braga and losing both halves.
While Ramon Azeez is a doubt for Spanish La Liga side Granada, his compatriot Anderson Esiti is expected to start for Greek Super League side PAOK when both teams slug it out at Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes – Granada, Spain. However, it is not clear if Peter Olayinka is part of the Slavia Prague team to entertain German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen at Sinobo Stadium – Prague, Czech Republic.
Other Nigerian players expected to be in action tonight include Samuel Chukwueze for Villarreal away at Azerbaijani club, Qarabag, Victor Osimhen for Napoli away at Spanish La Liga side, Real Sociedad. Rijeka second choice goalkeeper David Nwolokor has also traveled with his Croatian side for a tricky away tie against Dutch Eredivise side AZ Alkmaar.
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