Today is definitely phenomenal for the super eagles and our dear nation Nigeria, the super eagles really made us proud but the victory would not be possible without the Leicester city forward Ahmed Musa with a great assist from the Chelsea midfielder Victor Moses.
The first half wasn’t so funny for the super Eagles, they didn’t perform so well in the first half, and they failed to muster a single shot in the first half. The eagles fired up in the second half and they were ready to make a change.
The Leicester City forward banished memories of a dreadful first half to put the Nigerians ahead four minutes after the interval when he expertly controlled a Victor Moses cross from a rapid break and rifled into the top corner past Hannes Halldorsson.
The Iceland goalkeeper was left flat on his backside for Musa’s excellent second 25 minutes later, when the Nigerian collected a long ball on the left wing, jinked around one defender, dummied past Halldorsson and then drove out of the reach of two Iceland players standing on the line.
The victory moves Nigeria up to second in the Group D table on three points behind Croatia (six points), with Iceland and Argentina on one point apiece. Lionel Messi’s Argentina, who have been way below par in their first two matches – a draw with Iceland and defeat to Croatia last night – have been handed a lifeline with this result.
Iceland had a golden opportunity to score a goal back with 10 minutes remaining when VAR correctly overturned the referee’s initial decision and ruled William Troost-Ekong had fouled Bjorn Sigurdarson inside the box. Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson confidently stepped up to take the penalty, but shockingly his effort was over the crossbar.
The man of the match was no other than Musa with some accolades given to Moses. We hope the boys make it happen on Tuesday as they meet with Argentina.
Go super eagles!
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