NIGERIAN FOOTBALL

Onazi on target as Zalgiris Vilnius advance to the next round of UCL

Onazi on target as Zalgiris Vilnius advance to the next round of UCL

Ogenyi Onazi was on target for Zalgiris Vilnius FC as they defeated Linfield FC of Republic of Ireland 2-1 in the return leg of the UEFA Champions League qualification at Windsor Park.

 

Onazi started the game for Coach Vladimir Cheburin tutored and he made huge contributions to the team.

 

Onazi was partnered in the heart of midfield by Van Tatomirovic and Milen Gamakov.

 

Saulius Mikoliunas gave Zalgiris Vilnius the lead on the 17th minute before Ogenyi Onazi added the second a minute before the halftime break.

 

The 2013 African Cup of Nations winner, however, was replaced by Ovidijus Verbickas towards the end of the game.

 

Chris Shield scored the consolation goal for the home team via a penalty kick in the 66th minute, but Zalgiris Vilnius held on for the win.

 

The 2-1 victory over Linfield FC now means Zalgiris Vilnius football club has qualified to the next round of the UEFA Champions League qualifiers with 5-2 on aggregate.

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