Super Eagles vs Atletico Madrid (LIVE UPDATES): Nigeria dares La Liga giants

Super Eagles Team B
Super Eagles Team B

The Nest of Champions in Uyo will be bubbling tonight as the Super Eagles’ B team made largely of Nigeria Professional Football League stars will be up against newly-crowned Europa League champions, Atletico Madrid.

With top stars like Fernando Torres, Joan Oblak and Juafran all in town, the NPFL stars are ready to show they could ruffle feathers against the La Liga players also.

Those who thought this would be a much weakened Atletico de Madrid side are mistaken, as it is a very strong looking lineup going up against the home-based Super Eagles of Nigeria with a sprinkle of foreign-based pros.

Already, Super Eagles’ B Coach Salisu Yusuf has named the Nwakali brothers, Chidiebere and Kelechi, in the starting lineup for tonight’s friendly against the UEFA Europa League winners.

Tagged the Gotv Max Cup, the action begins at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium by

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Eagles ‘B’ starting XI vs Atletico Madrid

Femi Thomas – Musa Muhammed, Ebube Duru, Chinedu Ajanah, Olamilekan Adeleye – Ibrahim Alhassan ‘Muazzam’, Kelechi Nwakali, Chidiebre Nwakali, Dayo Ojo – Emem Eduok, Samad Kadiri

Game underway in Uyo

Chance: Emem Uduok misses a great chance to give Nigeria an early lead

Side netting as Atletico take a shot at goal

Super Eagles get the first corner

The Nwakali brothers and indeed the Eagles are doing quite well in this game

Super Eagles’ Samad Kadiri flagged offside

Femi Thomas makes a good save after the Nigerian defenders were caught napping

Emem Eduok fluffs a good chance .. a pass to his waiting teammates may have been better

First yellow card to Atletico’s Fransico Montero

CHANCE!! Chinedu Ajana gets a free header but off target

Free kick for Nigeria as Musa Mohammed is brought down

GOALLLLL Kelechi Nwakali gives Nigeria the lead

GOALLLL……..Quick response from Atletico Angel Corea makes it 1-1

Samad Kadiri flings a cross but the connecting header goes off the post

Ajana collides with an Atletico player.. the Katsina United defender back on his feet

Femi Thomas rushes out to make a crucial save…

First substitution… Ibrahim Alhassan goes out for Destiny Ashadi

Shock miss by the new entrant Destiny Ashadi after getting a good pass from Samad

HALFTIME Super Eagles 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Second half resumes and Fernando Torres has been brought in

EL-Nino Torres shoots from far but Femi Thomas makes a save

Poor sportsmanship from Partey (Atletico) bundles Dayo Ojo to the floor and hits him with the ball

Super Eagles trying to wriggle their way through the Atletico Madrid defence but not working out for now

Substitution for Nigeria Emem Udok goes out for Tosin Omoyele

SAVE: Femi Thomas stops Atletico’s attempt for a second goal

Correa gets a yellow card.. the second for Atletico in this game

GOAL… Torress puts Atletico Madrid in front…El Nino nods in the ball

Eagles coach Genort Rohr watching on from the stands

More players coming for Atletico… Gabi and Aguero thrown in for action

GOALLL Super Eagles level

USMAN with a sweet goal!!!

GOAL…Graces smash in the ball to restore Atletico Madrid’s lead

FINALLY Partey Thomas gets a yellow card for his continuous rough play

Three Minutes added time

Full Time: Super Eagles 2-3 Atletico Madrid

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