Breaking News: Nigeria Thrash Iceland 2 – 0

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It’s Match day 2 of 3… and The Super Eagles of Nigeria have just won their second game, after their loss to Croatia.

Ahmed Musa who was brought in as a sub scored in the 45th minute, and put in another brilliant goal in the 79th minute, Assisted by Omeuro.

Nigeria totally dominated the game with 62% ball possession and over 15 shots, 4 on target.

More details soon…

Fact: Ahmed Musa has now scored four World Cup goals for Nigeria, at least twice as many as any other players in their history.

Starting line-ups

Nigeria [3-4-3]: Francis Uzoho; Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun; Brian Idowu; Wilfred Ndidi, John Obi Mikel, Oghenekaro Etebo; Victor Moses, Kelechi Iheanacho,

Iceland [4-4-2]: Hannes Halldorsson; Hordor Magnusson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Saevarsson; Birkir Bjarnason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Rurik Gislason; Jon Dahl Boovarsson, Alfred Finnbogason.

90 mins +4 – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Iceland really could have got something from this game. Another good move breaks down here after a poor cross from Saervarsson.

90 mins +3 – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Iwobi gets his first touch of the ball as Nigeria look to wind down the clock with a bit of possession.

90 mins – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Time is running out and surely Nigeria have this one in the bag, but they are not a team to try and see the game out. Ndidi comes hurling forwards from deep and tries another shot from distance, this time it’s blocked.

Alex Iwobi will come on for Etebo for stoppage time, of which there will be 6 minutes.

87 mins – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Another good chance for Iceland, this time for Finnbogason on his left, and he just lets the angle get too narrow, so it’s an easy enough save for Uzoho in the end.

87 mins – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Another Iceland sub: Skulason is on for Gunnarsson.

84 mins – Nigeria 2 Iceland 0

Nigeria have the wind up them and are going after more goals. Musa comes forward and has teammates both ways. He thinks better of shooting and feeds Iheanacho, but he shoots just wide from the edge of the box.

A sub for Nigeria, as Ighalo replaces Iheanacho.

PENALTY MISSED!

Short run up, Sigurdsson goes for the top corner but he just leans back too far and sends the penalty over the bar!

VAR REVIEW – PENALTY TO ICELAND

Nigeria enjoy a spell of possession, but Iceland nick it and break.

It’s a good move and ends with Sigudarson going down under Ekong’s challenge. The referee waves it away but after being instructed to take a look at the TV replays he gives it! A lifeline for Iceland!

Source: Gossipmill

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