On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018, Nigerian football fans were treated to an exclusive viewing of UEFA Champions League matches by International Premium Lager Beer, Heineken at the IMAX Cinemas, Lekki, Lagos. The vibrant event commenced with various fun games which entertained the eager fans ahead of the live matches, Real Madrid Vs PSG and FC Porto Vs Liverpool.
The Cinema venue was teeming with over two hundred excited fans, all set and ready to cheer their favourite clubs to victory, while sharing dramatic moments on screen during the matches with friends present and those at home. Daniel De Humorous was also on hand to host the event, adding to the energy and excitement in the air as fans settled to watch the games.
History was made on the night, as Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid striker became the first player to score 100 and 101 UCL goals for a single club. The mostly Real Madrid supporting crowd was quite agitated when PSG scored the opening goal, but Ronaldo’s equalizer, which came via a penalty just before half-time, was enough to calm nerves. The Portuguese striker scored a second goal in the 83rd minute, which was shortly followed up by a third one from Marcelo to take the game beyond the Parisians.
To liven everyone up and calm things down during the halftime break, guests played the “I Know The Game”quiz, where football fans were tested on the depths of their knowledge of the game,and winners were rewarded with Heineken branded items. The evening ended with much banter and excited chatter amongst the fans in attendance, as Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1, and Porto lost at home to Liverpool by 5 goals to nil.
UEFA Champions League fans in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt can continue to look forward to enjoying the Heineken UCL experience at IMAX Lekki, Silverbird Abuja and FilmHouse Port Harcourt, as the brand will be hosting fans every week across these three cities, with a series of live matches planned for the rest of the 2017/2018 Champions League season.