Nigeria, Poland in historic clash (LIVE UPDATES)

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The Eagles – as both national teams are known — will be meeting for the first time tonight, and reports indicate the venue of the match, the 42,000-capacity Stadium Wroclaw, is completely sold out.

Poland has Senegal in its World Cup group, which is why it is playing Nigeria; while the Eagles believe the Polish style is a bit similar to that of Croatia, who they play first in Russia in June.

Torino midfielder, Joel Obi, will start and play for Nigeria for the first time since he started against Scotland at Craven Cottage on May 28, 2014.

Nigeria starting XI: Francis Uzoho; Shehu Abdullahi, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Brian Idowu; Joel Obi, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho; Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Odion Ighalo

Poland Starting XI: Lukasz Fabianski; Lukasz Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Marcin KaminskiPrzemyslaw Frankowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Piotr Zielinski, Karol Linetty, Rafal KurzawaDawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski

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Eagles led out by William Troost-Ekong in the new Nike jersey


Both national teams have rendered their national anthems and we are set for action


Referee Marc Oliver sounds the kick-off whistle and the Super Eagles get the game underway

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Early offside by Ighalo


Quite chilly in Wroclaw tonight, temperature put at one degree Celsius


Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski leading Poland while Willam Troost Ekong is the skipper for Nigeria tonight


Nervous moment for Poland again but Ighalo ruled offside


Free kick to Nigeria as Iheanacho is brought down


Iwobi conceeds a throw near the Nigeria goal area


CHANCE!!!! Lewandowski hits the post


Good delivery for Bayern Munich striker, the Super Eagles defenders will have their hands full tonight


Poland’s Karol Linetty goes down from a challenge from Shehu Abdullahi


Iwobi wriggles his way to try a cross but goes off play


Poland featuring a decent squad tonight, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is having his 43rd game tonight


Poland featuring a decent squad tonight, goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is having his 43rd game tonight


15 minutes gone , still goalless but Poland with the best chance so far


Early change for Poland as injured Karol Linetty has been stretched out


A good first 15 minutes for the Eagles in their new Nike jerseys – showing composure and good ball rotation


Goralaski comes in for Linetty


Fabianski very alive as he picks the ball fast again before Ighalo get there


Poland wins a corner as Ekong heads the ball away


Joel Obi goes down after a rash challenge from a Poland player but gets back on his feet fast enough


Kaminski makes a desperate clearance as Nigeria launch a cross into the Poland box


Moses brought now and Nigeria have a free kick in an interesting position


Moses takes the free kick himself but goes wide


Poland have come pretty close on two occasions but it is still goalless


Victor Moses not looking good after a challenge from Gorlaski


The Chelsea man is back in action


Good cross for Moses but Ighalo’s glancing header is off the mark


Free kick for Poland as Shehu Abdullahi commits a free kick just outside the penalty box


Poland denied a goal as Leon Balogun makes a clearance from the line


Poland piling the pressure in the latter stages with four successive corner kicks


Uzoho has had a busy last five minutes but the Super Eagles survived the scare


HALF TIME: Poland 0-0 Nigeria


First Half: Uzoho achieves 2nd clean sheet in 2nd 45 minutes of Eagles career

The Super Eagles were better in the opening minutes as they put on a press every time Lukasz Fabianski had the ball, forcing the Poles to go long. Apart from Robert Lewandowski hitting the base of the post in the seventh minute and a flurry of corner kicks at the tail end of the first half, Nigeria goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho was not under immense pressure.


Poland kick off the second half


Poland have made some changes including their goalkeeper


Poland’s Gorlaski gets first Yellow card of the match


SAVE: Uzoho makes a point-blank save from Lewandowski


Rohr dishing out instructions to Ahmed Musa as he gets set to come in


Yellow Card to Joel Obi after a challenge on Gorlaski


Ahmed Musa comes in for Alex Iwobi


This will be the 68th cap for Musa


Penalty won by Victor Moses


Goal!!!! Moses puts Nigeria in front from the penalty spot


Victor Moses was Nigeria’s top scorer in the World Cup qualifiers


Another change for Nigeria as Joel Obi goes out for Ogenyi Onazi


Lewandowski has never scored in this particular stadium and the drought continues as he is pulled off for Jakub


Since finishing the World Cup qualifiers, Poland have not won any game


They drew goalless with Uruguay and were beaten 1-0 by Mexico


Change for Nigeria Leon Balogun out for Kenneth Omeruo


Shehu Abdullahi looks injured and he has left the pitch for Ebuehi


The crowd have gone quiet inside the 42, 000 Capacity Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw


Iheancho is taken off for John Ogu


Ighalo also comes out for Moses Simon


Four minutes added time


Goalkeeper Uzoho with a decent performance tonight


FULL TIME: Poland 0-1 Nigeria





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