In his 56th appearance in the Champions League,John Obi Mikel slotted in at defensive midfield for 62 minutes as Chelsea lost 2 – 1 to Porto at the Estádio Do Dragão .
At The Emirates in London, Super Eagles striker Brown Ideye worked 45 minutes in attack in Olympiakos’s shock 3 – 2 win over Arsenal.
Nosa Igiebor was not named in Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 18 – man squad as the Israeli champions lost 2 – 0 to Dynamo Kiev. The 24 – year – old is battling to overcome a knee problem that has plagued him for most part of the new season.
Gent number 27 Moses Simon watched proceedings from the bench at Stadion Petrovskij. The Belgian champions lost 2 – 1 to Zenit St Petersburg.
Finally at the Allianz-Arena, David Alaba went the distance as Bayern Munich recorded a 5 – 0 triumph over Dinamo Zagreb.
On Wednesday, Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow host PSV Eindhoven while Man City are guests to Borussia Moenchengladbach.
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