All is set for Nigeria versus Algeria friendly which will take place at the Wörthersee Stadion in Klagenfurt, Austria, by 7.30 pm today.
The Desert Foxes are on an impressive 18-match unbeaten run, which the Super Eagles will be looking to halt tonight.
The game will act as valuable preparation for both sides as they build towards resuming their qualification campaigns for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations next month.
Though some key players are missing on both sides, Coach Gernot Rohr and his Algerian counterpart have assembled a crack squad that has big names like the former African Footballer of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, Ahmed Musa. Samuel Chukwueze and Sofiane Feghouli, among others.
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Kickoff is 7.30 p.m.
Super Eagles Starting XI vs Algeria: Maduka Okoye – Zaidu Sanusi, William Ekong, Leon Balogun, Tyronne Ebuehi , Semi Ajayi, Frank Onyeka, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Paul Onuachu.
Match already underway and still goalless for now
Algeria 🇩🇿 have taken the lead 1-0
19 minutes gone still Algeria 1-0
Throw in for Nigeria
Rohr understandably on his feet as the Super Eagles are still trailing after that early goal
Chance! Shot by Iwobi goes slightly off the target
William Troost Ekong fluffs the ball and Algeria get a corner kick
Balogun helps avert danger from the Algeria corner kick
Free kick for Algeria.. Ekong with the foul
The Nigeria captain is booked for the foul
Samuel Kalu blows the ball away after an initial fine move
Onyeka wins a free kick for Nigeria
Good save by Okoye
Algeria with a good move and they come quite close to getting a second goal
Fine cross by Zaidu met by Onuachu and Nigeria come close for an equaliser
Good team play by the Super Eagles but the final ball by zaidu Sanusi goes straight into the hands of the Algerian goalkeeper
Some tough challenges by the Algerians and Benrahma Saidi is booked for a foul on Chukwueze
Two minutes added time
Half Time Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
Second half underway… Mikel Agu in for Frank Onyeka
Algeria get the game back on
Samuel Kalu appears injured and he is being attended to by the team doctors
Moses Simon comes in for Samuel Kalu
Ebuehi tries to whip in a cross into the Algeria box but it rolls out of touch
Free kick given away by Mikel Agu
Kelechi Iheanacho in for Paul Onuachu
Another debutant Kevin Akpoguna had been brought in for Tyrone Ebuehi
Back to back corner kicks for Algeria 🇩🇿
Leon Balogun concedes a foul and Algeria win a free kick in a promising
We are into the final ten minutes. Still Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
IWOBI taken off for Samson Tijani who is making his debut for the Super Eagles at 18 years old
Yellow card for Semi Ajayi for a foul.. The second for a Nigerian tonight
Three minutes added time
Iheanacho comes close… But off the target
Full Time.. Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
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