Libya vs Nigeria Live Updates: Super Eagles Gun For Double Over Knights

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Super Eagles of Nigeria (Photo Credit: Reuters)

The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles will be gunning for a possible double over their Libyan counterparts in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tonight.

The Eagles trounced the Mediterranean Knights 4-0 in the reverse fixture a few days ago in Uyo and now they will be hoping to get another good result, this time at the Taïeb M’hiri Stadium, Sfax, Tunisia

A win for Nigeria on Tuesday would take the Super Eagles much closer to a place at the 2019 AFCON finals to be staged in Cameroon especially after Seychelles held South Africa to barren earlier in the day in Victoria.

The Nigerian team is second on the Group E table with six points, two less than leaders South Africa who have played a game more.

Should the Super Eagles win, they will jump to top spot and inch closer to qualifying for the 2019 AFCON after misses in 2015 and 2017.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates

Kick off is 7.pm

Super Eagles XI: Francis Uzoho, Leon Balogun, William Ekong, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, Ogehenekaro Etebo, Wilfed Ndidi, Ahmed Musa (c), Kalu Samuel, Alex Iwobi, Ighalo Odion.


Kickoff!!  Libya get the game underway here in Sfax

First throw in goes the way of Libya


Free kick for Super Eagles near the center circle


The game has been even so far


Ahmed Musa wins a free kick for Nigeria not far from the Libya box


Samuel Kalu tries a cross from the left wing but it goes straight into the goalkeeper’s hand


GOALLLLL!!!


Ighalo scores again against Libya


Another GOALLLLL!!!


Ahmed Musa doubles the lead for Nigeria as Ighalo provides the assist for the skipper


Libya try a run into the Nigeria defence but Leon Balogun checkmates the move expertly


The Super Eagles passing the ball around trying to tease the Libyans to come out again


CHANCE for Libya .. Uzoho saves from a tight angle and the rebound goes off target


Ahmed Musa makes a dashing run into the Libya box but the ball played away for a corner


Solid header away gives Libya some reprieve


A mistake by Leon Balogun but a quick cover by Wilfred Ndidi


Early change: Libya’s Bader Ahmed comes in for Mohammed Ali


GOAL!!! Libya pull one back


YELLOW CARD: Anis Saltou gets booked for descent


Libya making a shout for a penalty but referee waves it off


The goal scored by Mohamed Zubya has woken up the Libyans


Yellow Card: Muhammed Abudulsalam booked for a rough tackle on Iwobi


Shot!!! Libya tries a low drive Uzoho almost spills that but he quickly recovers for a second catch


Uzoho receives some treatment but up now.. Two minutes added time


Libya trying to finish the first half on a high but Nigeria escape the scary moment


HALF-TIME Libya 1-2 Nigeria


Second half underway… Super Eagles restart the game


Needless Yellow card for Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho booked for time wasting


Too much time on ball sees Iwobi being dispossessed of the ball inside the Libya box


High boots on Ighalo… Super Eagles get a free kick


GREAT SAVE….. Libya getting close and closer to getting and equaliser


Ola Aina first gets a crucial block before Uzoho makes a fingertip save to preserve Nigeria’s lead


Free kick for Libya in a somewhat prime position


The ball swung in… Libya gets a header but Uzoho makes an easy save


CHANCE… Libya almost with the equaliser but Uzoho to the rescue


Ahmed Musa with a shot but goes way off target


Libya SUB: Rabia Alshadi comes in for Ismael Tajouri-Shradi


Free kick for Nigeria… Ighalo hacked down by the Libyan defenders


Iwobi tries a shot in the box but his effort was well blocked


Another shot from Iwobi but it goes wide


Nigeria bossing the ball possession have 63% compared to Libya’s 37%


GOALLLLLLL!! Libya get the equaliser


The Super Eagles defenders caught flat-footed


Two-goal lead gone for the Super Eagles


Sub for Nigeria.. John Ogu in for Oghenekaro Etebo


Samuel Kalu taken off for Henry Onyekuru


GOALLL!!!


Ighalo scores for Nigeria against the run of play


New Goal Line: Libya 2-3 Nigeria


Missed chance by Henry Onyekuru


Confident catch by Uzoho but he is down on the turf as he collided with a Libyan player


Back on his feet…


Three minutes added time


Wilfred Niddi gets a late yellow card… he would miss Nigeria’s next match


Nigeria trying to run down the clock.. Iwobi pulled out for Semi Ajayi


Full Time: Libya 2-3 Nigeria







 


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