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Mikel Scores First-Ever Champions League Goal



John Obi Mikel scored his first Champions League goal as
Chelsea denied Sporting Lisbon passage into the round of 16
with a comfortable 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge on
Wednesday night.
Cesc Fabregas broke the deadlock early on from the penalty
spot after Filipe Luis had been fouled by Ricardo Esgaio.
Andre Schurrle doubled the hosts’ advantage on his first
team return, finding the bottom corner with a right-footed
Jonathan Silva pulled a goal back for Sporting but Mikel
restored Chelsea’s two-goal cushion few minutes later,
taping in from Fabregas free-kick.
John Obi Mikel Celebrates his First-Ever Goal in European
Sporting failed to advance from the group stage by a point
after Schalke won 1-0 away at Slovenian side Maribor.
The Nigeria international has now opened his account in
European competition after 58 appearances, to add to his 3
FA Cup strikes and his solitary Premier League goal from
Chelsea’s home win against Fulham last season.

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