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Super Falcons beat Algeria 3-0 on aggregate, through to Olympic qualifier 3rd round

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The Super Falcons moved to the third round of CAF’s 2020 Tokyo Women Football Qualifiers after beating Algeria 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday to qualify 3-0 aggregate.

Super Falcons’ Otu (L) on the ball against her opponents during the 2020 Olympics qualifier match between Nigeria and Algeria in Lagos on Tuesday (3/9/19).

The Falcons had defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the first leg in Algiers, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The African champions’ foreign-based players, who were absent in the first leg, could not make a statement with their performance in the first half of the match.

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The attack led by FC Barcelona Women forward Asisat Oshoala were, however, asking all the questions as they piled pressure on the Desert ladies in search of a goal.

The Algerians, on the other hand, were solid in the defence to keep the Falcons at bay.

However, luck ran out on the visitors as Oshoala made a brilliant solo run for a perfect finish in the 59th minute.

The lone goal was enough to send Thomas Dennerby side to the third round against either Mali or Cote d’Ivoire.(NAN)


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