Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel, alongside his Middlesbrough teammates suffered a devastating 3-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the English Championship on Monday.
On a day Mikel was clocking 32 years-old, Nottingham Forest did not spare the midfielder their wrath.
Mikel played for all 90 minutes of the encounter at the City Ground, Nottingham.
Joe Lolley converted a 39th minute penalty to put Forest ahead before Alexander Milosevic doubled the score.
Lolley completed his brace five minutes from time to earn Forest a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough and brought Boro's run of three successive wins to an end.