London - Nigerian international, John Obi Mikel, got among the goals for English Barclays Premier League club, Chelsea, in what represents his first goal in the Uefa Champions League, SuperSport reports.
The feat put smiles in the face of the Super Eagles player.
Since joining the London club, Mikel had only scored four goals in the league and Cup competitions in England but the midfielder netted in the 56th minute in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
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Interestingly, Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, opted to start Mikel as well as Serbian midfielder, Nemanja Matic, who has been the reason the Nigerian has seen limited action with the Blues.
Cesc Fabregas and Andre Schurrle gave Chelsea a two-goal lead inside the opening 16 minutes before Paulo Oliveira halved the Blues' lead five minutes into the second half.
But Mikel made the game safe for Chelsea when he tapped in from inches to give the London club a 3-1 win after it appeared Sporting were braced up for a fightback.
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