Some African players covered themselves in glory in the course of the 2017/18 UCL Match day 2 fixtures. There were lots of significant contributions by a good number of African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures in defense, attack and in midfield positions. However, not all of them ended up on the winning sides. The most impressive African players in the UCL Match Day 2 fixtures are listed below:
Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar was on song and netted a brace as FC Porto hammered Ligue 1 champions Monaco right in their own home turf by 3 goals to nil
Malian forward Moussa Marega was also impressive in the same game as he contributed 2 assists in FC Porto’s 3 nil rout of Monaco at the Stade Louis II
Senegalese international Sadio Mane contributed an assist as Liverpool drew 1 all against Spartak Moscow away from home. Mohammed Salah and Joel Matip were in action for Liverpool
Victor Moses played his part in the impressive Chelsea side that exacted revenge against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano
Algeria’s Faouzi Ghoulam and Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly contributed their solidity in defence as Napoli beat Anderlecht 3 nil away from home.
Ivorian defender Eric Bailly was in defence as Manchester United hammered CSKA Moscow 4:1 in Russia
Borussia Dortmund lost again but Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored on the night to at least salvage a relatively decent score line for his side against Real Madrid at the Signal Iduna Park.