UEFA Champs League - Shaktar Vs Lyon: Super Eagles Star Battles For Qualification
Super Eagles striker, Olanrewaju Kayode as well as his Shakhtar Donetsk teammates will be aiming for the last available ticket in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League when they host Lyon in their final Group F game at the NSK Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv stadium on Wednesday.
Kayode who has been included in the match-day squad for the encounter, has made two substitute appearances in the competition against Olympique Lyon on match day 2 and Manchester City, his former team on match day four.
Shakhtar are third in group G, two points adrift their visitors, Lyon, but will progress to the Round of 16 if they win, otherwise they will drop to the UEFA Europa League round of 32 if they draw and Hoffenheim do not gain victory.
Only one Nigerian, Chidozie Awaziem has made it to the Round of 16, while Porto and Kayode will hope to join his compatriot also.
The last 16 of the Champions League:
And either Lyon or Shakhtar Donetsk.