Super Eagles defender Brian Idowu’s Lokomotiv Moscow debut ended in a 3-0 defeat to Henry Onyekuru’s Galatasaray in a group D encounter played at the Turk Telcom stadium Arena in Istanbul.
The Super Eagles World Cup defender was a surprise inclusion in Lokomotiv Moscow’s starting lineup against Galatasaray as he was not involved in the first seven games in the Russian Premier League.
Idowu who was making his first appearance for the club since he arrived featured for the entire duration of the defeat and was yellow carded in the 60th minute of the defeat.
While his compatriot and Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru was sent on for the final eight minutes.
In the other group D encounter, Chidozie Awaziem was benched in Porto’s 1-1 draw away at Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Breel Embolo scored the opener for Schalke in the 64th minute of the game before Otavio secured a point for the Portuguese side from the spot in the 75th minute.