Thursday, April 24, 2014

LIVE UPDATES: Catalunya vs Nigeria

Published:

21.05

Nigeria lifts the Catalonian Cup

21.00

FULL TIME: Nigeria 1-1 Catalunya

20.59

Two minutes added time, both scampering for a dying minute goal.

20.55

87″ minutes into the match, the camera is yet to catch the Nigerian coach, Stephen Keshi.

20.48

A promising run by Ike Uche is slipped with minimal steam into the hands of the Catalonyan keeper.

20.42

74″ Nigeria 1-1 Catalunya Ike Uche yet to handle ball since his entry.

20.35

Substitution: Nigerian Lawal Raheem replaces Uche Ogude

20.32

15 minutes into the second half, Nigeria fully in the game and pressing hard for a second goal. Three changes made so far.

20.29

Substitution: Ike Uche replaces Sunday Uba.

20.27

Catalunya fighting to regain their place in the match with long range attempts at goal.

20.25

Ogenyi, the Nigerian goal scorer removed from the match. Replaced by Brown Ideye

20.24

Nigeria equalised through a counter from a near miss by the Catalonians. Goal was scored by Onazi Ogenyi.

20.22

Nigeria equalizes!!!

20.20

Nigeria makes fist substitution in the match. Removes Kwambe Solomon, introduces Ahmed Musa.

20.14

No changes on both sides of the line up.

20.13

Second half about to start. Score line still Nigeria 0-1 Catalunya

20.03

HT: updates: Eagles trail Catalonia 1-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently one goal behind in the friendly with a Catlonia selected side.

Sergio Gonzalez’s  third minute penalty kick currently separate the two sides even though the Spanish side have far been convincing coming close to adding to their lead on several occasions.

At the end of 45mins the Catalonia side had 8 attempts with Nigeria having just one off a shot from Lazio’s Ogenyi Onazi.

Goal scorer Gonzalez excused the game 10mins later his strike given way to Sergio Garcia.

Also in the first half,  Barcelona skipper Carlez Puyol was elbowed by Bright Dike which saw blood coming from his face and he had to give way for  Martin Montoya minutes after.

19.56

Catalunya dominated the first half but towards the end of that half, Nigeria unfolded into the game making three attempts at goal.

19.55

First half ends. Nigeria 0-1 Catalunya

19.54

43″ Ball possession Nigeria 31-69 Catalunya

19.52

Barcelona stars, Puyol, Xavi, and Pique on the starting line up for Catalunya.

19.49

Nigeria slowing rising into the game but Catalunya still holds control of the midfield.

19.47

37″ into the match, Nigeria 0-1 Catalunya

19.44

Nigeria gets third corner kick but it was quickly curtailed by the Catalonians.

19.42

Nigeria really showing more aggression in the match in the last 5 minutes of the game.

19.38

Nigeria gets first corner kick but the ball is quickly snatched by the Catalunya keeper.

19.37

Nigeria unfolding into the matchand makes a second attempt at goal.

19.27

Catalunya free kick at the edge of Nigerian 18 yard box deflected by Nigerian defence wall.

19.25

Verdu fouled near the Nigerian 18 yard box.

19.24

Catalunya misses a chance after Bojan beat the Nigerian keeper. The goal was saved by a Nigerian defender.

19.22

Catalunya removes goal scorer, Sergio Gonzales, introduces Alvaro Vazquez in the first substitution of the match.

19.18

Catalunya pressing in the early stage of the game with the Nigerian side on the defensive.

19.14

The penalty kick was awarded for a handball inside the Nigerian 18 yard box.

19.14

Two minutes into first half, Catalunya wins a penalty that puts them ahead by one goal.

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