Chinedu Odiah got the marching orders as his club CSKA of Moscow went down to Inter Milan in Tuesdayâ€™s Champions League second leg quarter-final.
Ordia who was having a good match was red- carded after he made a hard tackle at Interâ€™s Samuel Etoâ€™o in the 49th minute. He had earlier on been warned by the referee, Stephane Lannoy in the first half.
Wesley Sneijde put Inter ahead in only six minutes of play from a free kick. The Italian champions held on to the lead despite a spirited fight by CSKA.Â OrdiaÂ had a decent shot at goal after making a good run from the right flank, but his effort was smothered into corner by Interâ€™s keeper Julio Cesar.
Inter qualified into the semi-final with a 2-0 aggregate score having won the first leg with a 1-0 win.
But Odiahâ€™s performance yesterday must have impressed Eagles manager Lars Lagerback who is having headaches over non appearances of Eaglesâ€™ players for their various clubs.