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Three Nigerian stars that were on target in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday

Many Nigerian footballers were on action in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers on Wednesday evening, and some of them guided their teams to victory while some were knocked out of the competition after suffering narrow defeats to their opponents.

The UEFA Champions League game is one of the best clubs' competitions in the world, and it's every footballer's dream to participate in it.

Some clubs have started playing the qualifiers since early July and some have progressed to the next round, while some teams have crashed out.

The likes of Jesse Sekidika, Noni Madueke, Raphael Onyedika, Ezekiel Henty, Rabiu Ibrahim were exceptional for their clubs on Wednesday, and three of them were able to find the back of the net.

Here are the three Nigerian stars that were on target for their clubs on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

Ezekiel Henty

The Nigerian star retained his spot in Slovan Bratislava FC's attack and he was able to score a classic goal for the team in their 3-2 narrow defeat against Young Boys football club of Switzerland.

Henty tried all the best he could to equalize for the away team, but all his efforts were not successful, as they suffered a narrow defeat to their opponent and that means they've already crashed out of the competition.

Raphael Onyedika

The 20 years old Nigerian midfielder was dropped to the bench by his coach after suffering a head injury in the first leg against Celtic, but his team's inability to create scoring chances in the first half made him to be introduced in the second half, and he was able to impress, as he scored a classic goal to guide them to a remarkable comeback victory.

Prior to Wednesday's match, Raphael Onyedika has not been able to score a club goal, and the extra time's strike against Glasgow Celtic FC means he has scored his first ever goal for FC Midtjylland.

Noni Madueke

The Super Eagles of Nigeria prospect continues his impressive run of form for PSV Eindhoven FC on Wednesday night, as he netted a fine goal to give his team a well deserved away victory over Galatasaray FC.

The 20 years old retained his spot in his team's attack and he was able to net a long range goal to give 10-man PSV Eindhoven FC a remarkable victory.

Both Raphael Onyedika and Noni Madueke have now helped their teams to book their spot in the next round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers while Ezekiel Henty's club have crashed out of the competition.

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