UCL: Sanusi Shines, Onyeka Loses Again In Mixed Night For Eagles Stars

Zaidu Sanusi was in sparkling form for FC Porto as the Portuguese side earned their first points in this season’s UEFA Champions League with victory over Olympiakos at the Estadio do Dragao on Tuesday.

The Super Eagles left back was on for the entirety of the Group C encounter as goals from Fabio Viera and Sergio Oliveira either side of halftime helped Porto to a 2-0 win.

The win moves Porto to second on the log ahead of Olympiakos on goals difference with Manchester City leading the pack on six points.

Pep Guardiola’s City eased to a second straight win in with Kevin De Bruyne setting up Ferran Torres for the early opener against Marseille after the hosts had carelessly ceded possession.

Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling added late goals to make it 3-0, leaving Marseille without a point.

In Group D, Frank Onyeka played all ninety minutes and was booked as FC Midtjylland lost to an understrength Liverpool at Anfield to make it two losses on the bounce.

Midtjylland made it tough for the hosts who featured a much changed side but the superiority of the Premier League champions shone through as second half goals from Diogo Jota and substitute Mohamed Salah from the spot gave Jurgen Klopp’s side a second win that takes them top of the group.

In the group’s other game, Ajax squandered a two goal lead to share the spoils at Atalanta.

A Dusan Tadic penalty put the visitors ahead on the half-hour and Lassina Traore made it two, only for Duvan Zapata to save Atalanta with two goals in the space of seven second-half minutes.

Elsewhere, holders Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to their Champions League title defence but they needed a late Joshua Kimmich strike to claim a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A.

Leon Goretzka put the Germans ahead early on in front of a limited crowd in the Russian capital, but Anton Miranchuk tucked in an equaliser for Lokomotiv in the second half.

But Bayern were not to be denied a record 13th straight win in the competition as Kimmich controlled a Javi Martinez pass and volleyed home low from outside the box 11 minutes from time.

In the same group Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Salzburg 3-2, with Joao Felix scoring twice in the second half.

The Portuguese starlet had hit the bar with a stunning overhead kick before Marcos Llorente put Atletico ahead in the Spanish capital.

Dominik Szoboszlai levelled before the break and then a Felipe own goal put Salzburg ahead just after half-time.

However, Joao Felix equalised on 52 minutes and then won it five minutes from the end.

In Germany, Real were heading for another defeat in Group B, six days after losing 3-2 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk, as Marcus Thuram netted twice for Gladbach, either side of half-time.

But Casemiro set up Karim Benzema to reduce the deficit in the 87th minute and the Brazilian midfielder then scored himself deep in injury time to salvage a point for Zinedine Zidane’s team.

It is Shakhtar who lead the section, though, by two points from Inter Milan and Borussia Moenchengladbach, after a 0-0 draw with the Italians in Kiev.