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BREAKING: Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2

In what analysts said may be a dress rehearsal for Nigeria’s performance in next year’s Russia World Cup, the Super Eagles stunned football superpowers Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly played in Russia.

Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel, Argentina’s German Pezzella and Argentina’s Enzo Perez vie for the ball during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on November 14, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mladen ANTONOV

The Super Eagles came from 0-2 deficit to hand over a memorable defeat to the Messi-less Argentines.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi and Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho were superb on the attack, with Kelechi reducing the deficit with a curled free kick just before the break.

The Eagles came back in the second half even more determined and put three goals behind the Argentine goalie.

Iwobi had a brace scoring in the 52nd and 73minute, the second via a well placed pass by Ahmed Musa, who came in for Kelechi.

Brian Idowu scored Nigeria’s fourth goal in the 54th minute.


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