Nigeria Super Eagles defeat star-studded Argentina

Alex Iwobi of Nigeria tackled
Alex Iwobi of Nigeria tackled

The Super Eagles on Tuesday defeated the Argentine national team, 4-2, in a friendly match.

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.

Argentina shot into the lead courtesy of goals from Ever Banega in the 28th minute and Sergio Aguero moments after.

Ihenacho scored a superb free-kick on 44 minutes of the first half to reduce the tally to 2-1.

The Eagles soared back to life in the second half when Iwobi equalised in the 52nd minute to make it 2-2.

Newly invited Brian Idowu made it 3-2 for Nigeria in the 54th minute of the game while Iwobi scored his second goal of the game to make it 4-2 and seal the victory for Nigeria.

Read our live updates of the match here.


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  • Romoke

    Beautiful.

  • share Idea

    Excellent performance and result from Super Eagles. Well Done our players and congrats to Nigerians for the great news

  • Suleiman Alatise

    Up Super Eagles!

  • Omooba Adekunle Orafidiya

    Perhaps, the Argentines threw the match and collected money like they did with the match they played in Abuja about 5 years ago.

    • Otache Immanuel El-Immanu

      And what makes u think d super eagles do not have the potential tobwin a struggling and crippled Argentina team. Appreciate what you have.

      • Dike

        Thank you Immanuel you said it all.

  • unique performance from super eagles