Impressive Nosa Igiebor named man of the match against Lyon in the Europa League

The Nigerian midfielder was the pick of the pack for his team in Europe on Thursday

Super Eagles midfielder, Nosa Igiebor was the star player for Real Betis in their 0-0 home draw agaist Lyon in the first match day of the group phase in the Uefa Europa League on Thursday.

The Nigerian went closest to breaking the deadlock in the 71st minute when a combination play with Salva Sevilla saw the midfielder hit the post with a chipped shot.

He also missed a header in the 81st minute as the Andalucía side pressed for a winner. He and his team travel to Croatia on October 3 to face Rijeka.

In other matches, Ogenyi Onazi played all 90 minutes for Lazio as they beat Legia Warszawa 1-0

Standard Liege lost 2-1 at home to Esbjerg with Imoh Ezekiel not listed at all and Dynamo Kiev with Lukman Haruna and Brown Ideye also lost 1-0 at home to Genk. 0leh Husyev replaced Haruna in the 72nd minute while Dieumerci Mbokani replaced Ideye in the 56th minute.