Argentina lost against Nigeria

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 | 0

At the beginning of the match, team Argentina went ahead by scoring two goals and took the lead. But surprisingly team Nigeria turned their back in the second half and the two times World Champions could not make any protest there. So, Argentina lost against Nigeria in the warm up competition. Though earlier, at the first friendly match, beat Russia by 1 – 0 goal.

The regular skipper of Argentina who is Lionel Messi was not in the squad who was given rest in the match and excluding him the team of Sampaoli lost the 2nd warm up match against Nigeria by 4 – 2. Banega and Aguero scored goals and so, team Argentina went ahead at the first half but just end of the 1st half Iheanacho scored one goal for Nigeria and reduced the difference. But in the second half, Alex Iwobi scored a pair of goals and the 4th goal was come from Idowu.

Argentina lost against Nigeria

Nigerian stopper made a mistake and Ever Banega took the chance and scored one goal in just 27th minutes of the game and took the lead of the match. Akpeyi touched the ball just outside the box and Argentina got a free kick. Sevilla’s midfielder Banega made a destructive shot and ball found net for the first time in the match. After went ahead, Argentina started to play very aggressively, in just 36th minutes, they made the different double. Just six yards far from the box, Aguero scored the goal. The match against Russia, this City striker scored the winning goal so far.

In last Saturday, he scored the only goal against Russia and overtake Diego Maradona on the list of top scorer of Argentina. He is now placed 3rd position with Crespo jointly. And after the goal against Nigeria, he took the 3rd place alone with total 36 goals individually.

In 44th minutes of the game, Iheanacho who is the striker of Leicester City made an excellent free kick and reduced the difference. Marchesin who was the goalkeeper of Argentina tried but could not stop the ball from net. In the second half, within just two minutes, Nigeria scored two goals and took the lead from Argentina. In 62nd minutes Iwobi scored his first goal. Just two minutes later, Idowu scored another goal who was the substitute. In 73rd minutes, Iwobi made the 2nd goals and took control the match. Since then the hope of Argentina finished.

Before that in last seven meeting, Argentina faced just one defeat against Nigeria. In 2011, Nigeria won by 4 – 1. Among rest six, Argentina won five times and one match finished with draw.

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