1 - Slavia Prague's Peter Olayinka is the first Nigerian to score on his Champions League debut since Yakubu netted a hat-trick against Olympiakos for Maccabi Haifa back in September 2002. Eagles. pic.twitter.com/uALARGfsdv— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 17, 2019
The forward scored on his debut in the competition at Giuseppe Meazza, and is the only fifth Nigeria to do so.
He put the Czech Republic team ahead in the 63rd minute before Nicolo Barella saved Antonio Conte men’s blushes with a late-gasp equaliser.
After Ikpeba and Idahor’s achievements, Aiyegbeni joined the exclusive list, scoring a hat-trick as Maccabi Haifa trounced Olympiacos in September 2002.
After a strong start against Inter, Olayinka’s Slavia Prague continue their chase for European glory when they welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Sinobo Stadium on October 2.