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Friday, 22 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland, Ahmed Musa Scores Twice (Video & Facts)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Iceland 2-0 in a very exciting match at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


The Nigerians started the match not showing any delight moving forward and Iceland dominated with shots and attempts in the first half.


But, in the 2nd half, The Nigerians came in the game with so much intent to attack you had no recognize them from the first half team.


Nigeria continued pressing and finally got a goal Courtesy of a beautiful volley by Ahmed Musa in the 49th minute.


Ahmed Musa bagged yet another goal after a fine run from the left flank to get past three players and the Goalkeeper and found the back of the net.


Iceland got a chance to make the scores 2-1 but failed to score from the penalty spot after a painful miss by.


Nigeria continued to keep the attack flowing and had many chances to score more goals but couldn't convert any more chances.


Nigeria now have three points ahead of their match against Argentina on June 26.


Nigeria 2-0 Iceland: - Ahmed Musa (49), Ahmed Musa (75)


Iceland XI (4-4-2): Hannes Thor Halldorsson; Hordur Bjorgvin Magnusson, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Kari Arnason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson; Birkir Bjarnason, Aron Gunnarsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Rurik Gislason; Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Alfred Finnbogason


Nigeria XI (3-5-2): Francis Uzoho; Kenneth Omeruo, William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun; Brian Idowu, Oghenekaro Etebo, John Obi Mikel, Wilfred Ndidi, Victor Moses; Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho


Facts:-


19y 237d - Francis Uzoho is the second youngest goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet in World Cup history, older only than Li Chan-Myong (19y 198d) who famously shut-out Italy in 1966. Trusted.


4 - @Ahmedmusa718 has scored four World Cup goals for Nigeria; only @ASAMOAH_GYAN3(6) and Roger Milla (5) have scored more goals amongst African players. Stars.


2- Ahmed Musa now has four World Cup goals for Nigeria, at least twice as many as any other player in their history. Super.


3 - Ahmed Musa has scored each of Nigeria's last three World Cup goals, with this goal meaning he is the highest goalscorer at World Cup tournaments for the Super Eagles. Flying.


14 - After failing to have a shot in the whole of first half, Nigeria took just 14 seconds to record one in the second half. Teamtalk.


0 - Nigeria are the first team to not have a single shot in the first half of a World Cup game since South Korea vs Algeria in 2014. Ineffective.


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