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Nigeria flog Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in a friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Argentina 4-2 in a friendly match played in Krasnodar, Russia.

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi scored twice while Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho also put his name on the score sheet.

Argentina were the better side in the first half running riots over the Super Eagles and their efforts paid off on the 28th minute when Ever Banega fired home from a free kick outside the Eagles’ box.

Eigth minutes later, Sergio Aguero connected with Cristian Pavon’s cross to slot home the second for the South Americans.

However, the Nigerian team was able to reduce the tally on the 45th minutes when Iwobi was brought down at the opposition area. Iheanacho stepped up to place the ball beyound the goalkeeper.

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The Nigerian bench tweaked the team at the break, bringing in Francis Uzoho, Brian Idowu and Tyronne Ebuehi for Daniel Akpeyi, Ola Aina and Shehu Abdullahi respectively.

The change in formation turned the game around within 20 minutes and the Super Eagles hit two goals within three minutes to take the game beyound Argentina.

Iwobi fired home the fourth in the 73rd minutes after collecting a pass from substitute, Ahmed Musa.

The South Americans made efforts to reduce the tally later in the game but the Eagles stood their ground to ensure it ended 4-2.


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