New Super Eagles invitee Frank Onyeka has powered Midtjylland to the first Champions League group stage after Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague 4-1 on Wednesday night.
The first leg in the Czech capital was goalless but another Super Eagles forward put Peter Olayinka the Slavia Prague ahead three minutes into the clash at MCH Arena.
Midtjylland went on full throttle in the final 10 minutes and had the chance to make it 2-1 in the 81st minute via Sory Kaba from the penalty spot.
However, his effort was saved by Slavia goalie Ondrej Kolar. After lengthy checks by the Video Assistant Referee, the penalty was retaken and this time scored by Alexander Scholz.
Super Eagles invitee Frank Onyeka of Midtjylland scored one of the goals last night against Peter Olayinka of Slavia Prague … Midtjylland has made a miraculous passage into the next stage of the UEFA Champions League #KuliFootball @ScoreNigeria1 @CalvinEmeka @Editor_ANS pic.twitter.com/6Iyrg2vQHo
— kuli kuli football Nigeria (@FootballKuli) October 1, 2020
More was to come with new Super Eagles invitee Onyeka adding a third for Midtjylland before Anders Dreyer rounded things up in the added minute time.
Danish champions FC Midtjylland – run by Brentford owner Matthew Benham – have qualified for the Champions League Group Stage for the first time. This is great.
Watch out for Pione Sisto, Awer Mabil, Evander, Jens Cajuste and Frank Onyeka; they’re fun.pic.twitter.com/gTmWWhWaA7
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) September 30, 2020
The 22-year-old Nigerian defensive midfielder will now fancy his chances of playing a big role in the group stage of the Champions League for Midtjylland.
Onyeka could get his first cap Super Eagles in this month’s friendlies against Algeria and Tunisia in the absence of injured Wilfred Ndidi.
Olayinka’s Slavia Prague will drop to the Europa League group phase with the draws set to take place on Friday.