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Nigeria continues World Cup campaign on a brighter note

by Anthony Nlebem

November 14, 2017 | 8:12 pm
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria continued their Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup preparation on a winning note following a 4-2 victory over World Cup favourites Argentina in a friendly game played in Russia on Tuesday night.

The Eagles turned around a 2-goal deficit to beat Argentina, as the Krasnodar fans cheered the Nigerian team with a loud applause and standing ovation for an incredible performance

Argentina dominated possession in the first 30-minute, but the Eagles looked deadly on the break.

Ever Banega opened the score sheet for Argentina in the 27-minute with a free kick that beat Daniel Akpeyi. Nigeria came under more intense pressure from Argentina fireworks as Manchester City’s Aguero finished a swift counterattack to make it two goals in the 36 minutes.

But Nigeria swiftly responded in the 44 minute when Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho netted a superb free kick to make it 2-1 at half time.

Arsenal wonderkid Alex iwobi leveled up following a beautiful assist from Iheanacho.

Brian Idowu scored on his debut to make it 2-3 in favour of Nigeria.

Ahmed Musa with a great run to win the ball located Iwobi who beat a defender to finish with a bomb to make it 4-2 after 76 minutes.

Nigeria are undefeated in their last 6 matches and getting a win against Argentina will further boost their confidence level ahead of the World Cup tournament in 2018.

 

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