The Super Eagles duo of Alex Iwobi and Henry Onyekuru had disappointing outings on Thursday night in the first leg of their Round of 32 UEFA Europa League games.

Iwobi was handed a starting shirt but he fired blanks as Arsenal suffered a 1-0 defeat against Belarusian side, Bate Borisov at the Borisov Arena.

Iwobi like his other teammates huffed and puffed for the entire 90 minutes of the game.

Stanilav Dragun scored the winning goal for the home team on the stroke of half-time.

In another Europa League game played on Thursday, Henry Onyekuru also ended on the losing side as his Turkish club, Galatasaray lost 2-1 at home to Benfica of Portugal at the Turk Telekom Stadium, Istanbul.

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Eduardo Salvio opened scoring for Benfica from the spot in the 27th minute, while Christian Luyindama equalised for the hosts six minutes before the hour mark.

Haris Seferovic however hit the winning goal for Benfica in the 64th minute.

Elsewhere, Nigeria forward, Peter Olayinka played as a substitute in Czech Republic side, Slavia Prague's 0-0 home draw against Genk of Belgium.

Olayinka came in for Jaromir Zmrhal on the hour mark.

There was something to celebrate for another Nigerian youngster Samuel Chukwueze as his Spanish club secured a lone goal win away from home against Sporting CP.

Chukwueze played for 74 minutes before he was substituted.



Europa League Results

Rapid Wien 0- 1 Inter Milan

Slavia Prague 0-0 Genk

Krasnodar 0-0 Leverkusen

Rennes 3-3 Real Betis

Olympiakos 2-2 Dynamo Kiev

Lazio 0-1 Sevilla

BATE Borisov 1-0 Arsenal

Galatasaray 1-2 Benfica

Malmoe FF 1 – 2 Chelsea

Shakhtar Donetsk 2 – 2 Eintracht Frankfurt

Sporting CP 0 – 1 Villarreal


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