Fans Enjoy Premium Match Viewing As Heineken Light Up UCL Experience In Abuja
Passionate football fans were ushered into a world of drama-filled action, heroes and villains as International Premium Lager Beer, Heineken, turned the Tak Klub House, Abuja, and Ember Creek, V.I, Lagos, into premium match viewing centres for the highly anticipated UEFA Champions League matches between PSG and Real Madrid, and Liverpool versus FC Porto.
The Heineken live match viewing experience in Abuja continued on from earlier screenings held successfully in Lagos and Port Harcourt with hundreds of football fans in attendance to cheer their favourite teams and enjoy a classy night out with friends.
The colourful event commenced with various fun games that entertained the expectant fans ahead of the matches, with many going home with various Heineken branded gift items.
The biggest game of the night was the clash between PSG, playing without their injured superstar Neymar, and current Spanish champions, Real Madrid who headed to Paris with a 3-1 advantage from the first leg.
After a combative first half which ended goalless, Cristiano Ronaldo opened scoring for the Spanish side on the 51st minute with a powerful header from a Luca Vasquez cross.
Edinson Cavani equalized for PSG after a goal-mouth scramble, and just five minutes after the Parisian side had been reduced to ten men with the sending off of Italian midfielder, Veratti.
It seemed as if the French team was going to pull off a dramatic comeback, until Casemiro scored a second for Madrid in the 80th minute and effectively took the game beyond PSG, ending the clash with a 5-2 aggregate score. Real Madrid are joined in the UCL Quarter Finals by Liverpool, who edged out Porto in a 5-0 aggregate score.
UEFA Champions League fans in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt can look forward to experiencing more of the drama of the UEFA Champions League as Heineken will continue hosting fans in these cities throughout the 2017/2018 Champions League season.