Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

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Although the Super Eagles erased the deficit to win 4-2 thanks to Alex Iwobi's brace and strikes from Kelechi Iheanacho and Brain Idowu, Akpeyi's performance did not go well with fans as they took to Twitter to express their rage.

The game, in preparation for the Russia 2018 World Cup, was played in Krasnodar, Russia.

"It turned out that we were looking for who would play the second match".

The global friendly game between Argentina and Nigeria gets underway at the Krasnodar Arena on Tuesday 14 November at 17:30 CET.

"It is good victory for us but it doesn't mean we've become favorites to win the World Cup".


Speaking after the game also, Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi spoke on why the team had a shaky start and how the coach boosted their confidence at halftime.

"It is reassuring that we now have a federation leadership so committed to making everything work that they arranged this meeting and allowed the players to contribute and then set out to sign the agreement".

The Manchester City striker was substituted at half-time, triggering a staggering collapse from the South Americans at the Krasnodar Stadium. It remains unbelievable how he committed the elementary error of picking ball outside his goal area. He ought to take the blame for the second goal against Nigeria due to his bad positioning.

Ndidi ( 6/10) - Added value to the middle very well and nearly got a goal from one of his stray up front.

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