The Super Eagles star played a crucial role in the Red Blues’ away triumph over Aleksandr Kerzhakov’s men on Monday evening
Chidera Ejuke contributed an assist as Ilzat Akhmetov and Baktiyor Zaynutdinov powered CSKA Moscow to a 2-0 win over FC Nizhny Novgorod in Monday’s Russian Premier League fixture.
Both teams came into this encounter on the back of victories last time out. While the Red Blues pummelled Zenit Izhevsk 4-0 in a Russian Cup fixture, Aleksandr Kerzhakov’s side saw off Dinamo Barnaul.
The visitors – who played without Cote d’Ivoire’s Cedric Gogoua – had the first opportunity to score, but Mario Fernandes’ shot was blocked by an opposing defender.