THE Nigerian capped a beautiful display to score his first Uefa Champions League goal in his side’s win against Sporting Lisbon on WednesdaySuper Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel scored his first Uefa Champions League goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat of Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday at the Stamford Bridge.
Fabregas swung in a free kick from the left hand side that was flicked towards goal by Cahill. Mikel and Matic were fighting for the ball at the back post but it was the Nigerian who got the final touch to increase the lead for the Blues.
Cesc Fabregas had opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Filipe Luis was brought down by Ricardo Esgaio inside the first ten minutes.
Andre Schurrle added a second shortly after, with a fierce shot from the edge of the box following good work by Nemanja Matic.
Sporting clawed a goal back in the second half through Jonathan Silva, but John Obi Mikel restored the home side’s advantage and secured all three points, while Schalke’s victory over Maribor meant the Lisbon side did not qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.