Turkey 2013: Flying Eagles lose to Portugal

Ajagun scored a brace for Nigeria.

Portugal for the umpteenth time showed that they are better than Nigeria’s U20 team as they defeated the Flying Eagles 3-2 in both teams’ first game of the FIFA Junior world Cup that kicked off in Turkey on Friday.’

Portugal took a 2-0 lead scoring twice in less than five minutes, before the Flying Eagles equalized courtesy of two goals by skipper Abduljaleel Ajagun.

The Portuguese youngsters were, however, back in front to seal an impressive 3-2 win on the night.

Bruma and Aladje were the tormentors-in-chief of the Flying Eagles defence and both players scored inside two minutes to first send jitters down the spine of the Nigerian bench and few supporters on the stand.

Flying Eagles captain, Abdul Ajagun, led by example as he netted a brace to bring Nigeria back on level terms; but while the celebration was still on, Bruma netted his second of the day to deny Nigeria a draw and give Portugal a 3-2 victory and all three points in an action-packed game.

The Portuguese lads had also defeated the Nigerians, 2-1, in a friendly competition held weeks before the ongoing tournament.

The Eagles next meet Cuba who lost 1-2 to Korea in the other Group B match.

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