News Flash: Super Eagles whip Argentina

News Flash: Super Eagles fight back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly at Krasnodar in Russia, with Alex Iwobi grabbing a brace.

Below are the live commentary:


88′ FREE KICK!!! Musa brings an Argentine down outside the box but the opportunity is wasted.

86′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Olanrewaju Kayode replaces Iwobi.

83′ SAVE!!! Uzoho is proving himself  after coming on as he pushes Benedetto’s header over the top.

79′ CHANCE!!! Ndidi (Nigeria) nods wide from a corner kick.

76′ SUB!!! (Argentina) Emiliano Rigoni replaces Di Maria

72′ G-O-A-L!!!!! IWOBI smashes home from Musa’s pass to put more misery on Argentina. NRG 4:2 Argentina

68′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Iheanacho is out for Ahmed Musa. Iheanacho was impressive through out his time on the pitch, contributing a goal and two assists.

67′ STATS!!! Argentina have 63% against Nigeria’s 37%.

63′ SUB!!! (Argentina) Dybala is out now as Belluschi comes on.

61′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Balogun makes way for Kenneth Omeruo.

59′ CHANCE!!! Iheanacho (Nigeria) flicks towards goal but Marchesin saves for Argentina.

58′ SUB!!! (Argentina) Lo Celso makes way for Alejandro Gomez.

54′ G-O-A-L!!! Brian Idowu puts Nigeria ahead for the first time.

52′ G-O-A-L!!! Alex Iwobi levels for the Eagles NRG 2:2 Argentina

46′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Francis Uzoho replaces Akpeyi

46′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Ola Aina is also off as Brian Idowu

46′ SUB!!! (Nigeria) Tyronne Ebuehi is in for Sheh.

Second Half!!!!

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HALF TIME!!!! NRG 1:2 Argentina

45+1′ CHANCE!!! Ndidi (Nigeria) fires low from inside the area and Marchesin saves well.

45′ G-O-A-L!!! Nigeria reduce the tally as Iheanacho scores from the free kick. NRG 1:2 Argentina

43′ Free Kick!!! Iwobi (Nigeria) is challenged outside the opposition’s box and the referee blows for a free kick.

41′ Argentina are in total control of the game.

36′ G-O-A-L!!! Sergio Agüero taps home Pavó’s cross to double the Argentines’ lead. NGR 0:2 ARG.

31′ CHANCE!!! Argentina go close again as Otamendi’s header goes just wide.

28′ G-O-A-L!!!! Ever Benega (Argentina) scores from the free kick to put Argentina agead. NGR 0:1 ARG

27′ MISTAKE!!! Akpeyi (Nigeria) misjudges the ball as it lies at his feet and he stretches outside the area to pick it up as the Argentina forward advances.

23′ CHANCE!!! Pavon (Argentina) is picked out and crosses first-time on the volley from the right. Di Maria misses his kick and Chidozie Awaziem then vitally intercepts in front of Aguero.

21′ Chance!!!  Di Maria accelerates on the left flank, but his pass which locates Aguero is not well controlled.

17′ Yellow Card!!! K. Iheanacho gets a caution.
16′ FREEKICK!!! Otamendi  (Argentina) is down after a challenge from Iheanacho (Nigeria).
4′ Argentina are enjoying possesion in the early minutes.
1′ GAME ON!!!
Subs: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Uche, Musa, Etebo, Kayode, Onyekuru, Nwakali, Ebuehi, Tony Nwakaeme.
Nigeria (5-3-2): Akpeyi, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu, Iwobi, Iheanacho.
Subs: Romero, Guzman, Mammana, Fazio, Paredes, Insua, Benedetto, Matias Kranevitter, Ansaldi, Perotti, Salvio, Gomez, Rigoni, Belluschi.
Argentina (3-3-3-1): Marchesin, Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi, Banega, Perez, Lo Celso, Pavon, Dybala, Di Maria, Aguero.

Nigeria take on Argentina in an International friendly.

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