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.

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.

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.


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