Super Eagles fought back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly at Krasnodar in Russia, with Alex Iwobi grabbing a brace
Two extra goals from Alex Iwobi and one from defender, Idowu sealed a dramatic comeback for the Super Eagles
The game, in preparation for the Russia 2018 World Cup, was played in Krasnodar, Russia.
The Argentines, parading star players like Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, scored the first two goals of the game.
In the fifth minute, Dybala linked up with Aguero, who squeezes a pass into the box at the second attempt, but the Juventus man is crowded out as he switches back onto his left foot. An attempted shot bobbles through for Daniel Akpeyi to collect.
On the tenth minute, Otamendi charged forward on the left, but Nigeria’s green wall forces Argentina back. They instead attack on the opposite wing until Pavon blazes a cross out for a throw-in on the far side.
Akpeyi seemingly misjudges the position of both Aguero and the ball as it lies at his feet and he stretches outside the area to pick it up as the Argentina forward advances on the 27th minute. A free-kick is given which leads to the first goal.
Forward they came again as Di Maria and Aguero combine, before Giovani Lo Celso wastefully crosses behind to set up Aguero for the second goal.
Iheanacho gave Nigeria a goal with a beautiful freekick in the 45th minute. The star forward curls the free-kick over the wall and Agustin Marchesin can only help the shot into the top corner.
Two extra goals from Alex Iwobi and one from defender, Idowu sealed a dramatic comeback for the Super Eagles.
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