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Nigerian Trio Suffer Embarrassing Defeat With Belgian Side Gent In Europa League

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Gent of Belgium suffered an embarrassing 5-0 defeat in Ukraine in the hands of Shakhtar Donetsk in the Europa League, in one of the games in Group H.

The Belgian side travelled with three Nigerians in their team for the tie in Ukraine, but only two featured in the game, which all but confirms progression to the knock out stage for Shakhtar Donetsk.

Moses Simon was on for the entire duration of the game while Rabiu Ibrahim was introduced as a 65th minute for Hannes van der Bruggen as goals from Viktor Kovalenko, Facundo Ferreyra, Bernard, Taison and Eduardo condemned them to a heavy 5-0 defeat.

The third Nigerian at the club Anderson Esiti was an unused substitute in the encounter, apparently still struggling from the knock that he suffered during a league game last weekend in Belgium against Zulte Waregem.

Despite the loss, Gent are still second in Group H on four points, two more than Portuguese side Braga who drew 1-1 with Konyaspor in Turkey in the group other game.