Assale and Boakye out to impress in UEFA Champions League

Assale and Boakye out to impress in UEFA Champions League
Roger Assale

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Aug 27, 2019. 15:00

Several African players will be looking to play a key role for their clubs in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League play-off round on Tuesday.

Ghanaian forward Richmond Boakye is expected to start for Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade when they host Swiss giants Young Boys in Serbia.

The first-leg clash ended in a 2-2 draw with Roger Assale scoring for Young Boys and the Ivorian striker will be looking to find the back of the net again.

Meanwhile, Guinean midfielder Mady Camara will be hoping to feature for Greek giants Olympiacos FC when they face Russian side Krasnodar in Russia.

Camara was introduced in the second-half as Olympiacos secured a 3-0 win over Krasnodar in the first-leg encounter.

Lastly, the match between Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb and Norwegian giants Rosenborg will be a battle between Nigerian players.

Midfielder Iyayi Atiemwen made an appearance from the bench as his side Zagreb brushed aside Rosenborg 2-0 in the first-leg match.

While forwards Samuel Adegbenro and David Akintola started for Rosenborg, who will be looking to overturn the deficit at home in Norway.

The winners on aggregate will advance to the group stage of Europe’s most prestigious club competition.

All matches to kick-off at 21h00 CAT.

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