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News Article  | African Watch

Musa Brace Sees Nigeria Climb Above Argentina

2018 World Cup Report: Nigeria v Iceland 22 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 22, 2018 07:02 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

Date: 22 June 2018

Venue: Volgograd Arena

Ahmed Musa bagged a second-half brace to inspire Nigeria to a 2-0 win over Iceland in their second Group D clash at the 2018 World Cup.

The Super Eagles were on the front foot early on but they could not create clear-cut chances, while Gylfi Sigurdsson forced Francis Uzoho into two saves in the opening five minutes.

The Icelandic nation were giving as much as they got after a quarter of an hour, but they struggled with the final ball in the final third.

Gernot Rohr’s charges were still under siege after 35 minutes, struggling to combine their play going forward.

However, that proved to be the trend for the remainder of the half as the sides went into the break goalless.

Four minutes into the second half, Musa broke the deadlock for the Super Eagles with a beautiful strike in the box following a cross from Victor Moses, 1-0.

Iceland were pressuring Nigeria towards the 65th minute as they went in search for an equaliser, but they lacked quality in the final third.

Musa doubled the lead for the Super Eagles and completed his brace in the 75th minute with a fine individual effort that ended with him slotting the ball into the bottom corner.

Iceland were awarded a penalty via the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) with eight minutes remaining but Sigurdsson missed from the spot, firing over the bar as the clash ended 2-0 to the Nigerians.

The victory leaves the Super Eagles in second spot, while Iceland and Argentina sit in third and fourth respectively.


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Pub Joined: 27 Apr 2016
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Pub Jun 25, 2018 04:04 AM
Good boy musa
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@swazipeterd Jun 23, 2018 09:05 PM
i think some of us are full of jalousy here...which player kwibafana who can match ths nigerians...lets praise nigeria and senegal well done guys
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Mghatsane Jun 23, 2018 06:51 PM
how i wish they make Africa proud
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RealManUchiefz Jun 23, 2018 05:04 PM
Wish for nigeria to go through but i've learn not count messi and his slaves out thy most pple thought thy wont make to russia thy rose to the occassion and thy are there hope our brothers wont be worried about whos getting messis shirt and win the game
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boyskill Jun 23, 2018 04:01 PM
yesterday i betted that nigeria was losing but well they played well.
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chuxinho Jun 23, 2018 01:38 PM
If Nigerians are drug lords in SA, that makes South Africans drug addicts.
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Bridgertte Layun. Jun 23, 2018 08:06 AM
Wel gedaan Super Eagles
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 23, 2018 06:21 AM
AM7 superstar !
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jun 23, 2018 06:20 AM
Rise Super Eagle rise and make Africa proud !
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Mr Moloto Jun 23, 2018 12:20 AM
Lets hope you won't bow out in last 16 if not against argentina
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Maosa Jun 23, 2018 12:09 AM
Argentina you are next
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Bashin Mahlangu Jun 22, 2018 11:47 PM
@Munangwangwa rightfully they are defending champions. What else do you suggest we should label them other than that? We are also entitled to our opinions. There is no necessity to to consult you to ascertain that we decently express ideas.
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Bashin Mahlangu Jun 22, 2018 11:43 PM
@Soni_JX You have got it wrong. Croatia beat the drug lords by 2-0. Please check your facts before you post. You will present some false information whatsoever.
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fanist Jun 22, 2018 10:43 PM
Just a draw for eagles and Croatia beat Iceland and Nigeria is through to the next round
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fanist Jun 22, 2018 10:39 PM
Weldone to super eagles u made us proud as Africans. I loved how u turn the table on the 2nd half.
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Soni_JX Jun 22, 2018 10:11 PM
Nigeria abused these COWS 4-2 only 7 months ago.....Argentina were frustrated by Iceland, a team that Nigeria just brushed aside with 2-0. Argentina battled to crack Iceland with an embarrassing 1-1 draw. Croatia managed just a 1-0 blood and sweart win against Nigeria. Argentina were abused by Croatia 3-0 and they showed no fighting spirit. Then ppl think that Argentina will have a walk-over against Nigeria......your loyalty to siss-messy renders your brain cells redundant STRU.
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Munangwangwa Jun 22, 2018 09:25 PM
Congrats to Nigeria.. I feel like the football pundits should stop making as if Nigeria and/or Senegal win is Africa's win.. it's not .. those guys are representing their respective countries and not Africa..Interestingly I hear them saying Germany are defending champions... why not say Europe... only asking here
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305majola Jun 22, 2018 09:25 PM
What I think will happen in the last round of group stage as. Argentina will will beat Nigeria and Portugal will be beaten by Iran. Resulting in Iran and Spain qualifying for next round
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Hlasela_Khosi Jun 22, 2018 09:21 PM
Yerrrrr Sunnyside is noisy tonight. Oh the drug dealers won their game against Fishermen
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305majola Jun 22, 2018 09:06 PM
Messi is gonna save Argentina by scoring 3 goals. Sorry Nigeria. Even if Iceland win against Croatia it won't be enough

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