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The Super Eagles of Nigeria staged a brilliant comeback from 2-0 down to beat Argentina in a friendly game on Tuesday, November 14.

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Argentina in their first international friendly ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Super Eagles play The Super Eagles of Nigeria beat Argentina (Getty Images )
 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria staged a brilliant comeback from 2-0 down to beat Argentina in a friendly game on Tuesday, November 14.

Kick off

Full time; Nigeria 4 Vs Argentina 2

Second Half kick off

There were a couple of Super Eagles substitution before the restart. Ebuehi in for Shehu Abdullahi at right wing-back, goalkeeper Uzoho in for Apkeyi and Idowu for Ola Aina.

73': Goal for Nigeria, Alex Iwobi recieves a pass from the right wing, goes past Mascherano and finishes off for his second goal of the night. Nigeria lead 4-2

Akpeyi, Abdullahi, Aina out.

Argentina 2-1 Nigeria

61: Balogun goes out for Omeruo

53': Goal for Nigeria!! Debutant Idowu finishes off a swift counter attack to put Nigeria in the lead.

51': Goal for Nigeria!!! Iheanacho with a delicious pass and Alex Iwobi with a good finish to make it 2-2 in Krasnodar.

First Half: Nigeria 1 Vs Argentina 2

Argentina started the brighter side and controlled possession all through the first half.  After conceding two goals, the Super Eagles attacked more and troubled the Argentines.

45': Goal!!!! gor Nigeria. Iheanacho scores from a freekick after Iwobi was foul on the edge of the Argentine 18-year-box.

35': Goal! Sergio Aguero scores from a swift counter attack. Argentina lead 2-0

30': Otamendi gets his head to an Argentine corner but it goes off target for a goal-kick

26': Goal for Nigeria, Banega scores from the freekick.

25': There is confusion on the edge of the Nigerian penalty box as Akpeyi touches the ball outside his line. Penalty to Argentina.

20': Aguero could not get to a cross from the left as Ndidi intercepts and clears.

16' Otamendi is down receiving treatment after getting on the end of an elbow from his former Manchester City teammate Iheanacho. He reacts angrily at the Super Eagles striker.

09': Argentina dominating possession but are being limited upfront by the Super Eagles.

05': Dybala gets a chance in front of goal but his shot was blocked.

04': Mikel picks out Shehu Abdullahi on the right wing but the defender loses the ball with his poor first touch.

The Argentines kick off proceedings and have been caught offiside.

Argentina players arrive at the stadium

 

Super Eagles starting XI

Daniel Akpeyi, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Shehu, Aina, Ndidi, Mikel Obi, John Ogu, Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi

Subs: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Musa, Kayode, Ebuehi, Etebo, Agbo, Nwakali, Omeruo, Onyekuru, Nwakaeme, Idowu

Argentina XI

According to reports from reports from Argentina, this could coach Jorge Sampaoli's srarting XI against Nigeria.

Marchesín, Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi, Banega, Perez/Kranevitter, Pavón, Lo Celso; Di María, Dybala,Agüero.

Argentina XI against Nigeria play Argentina XI against Nigeria (Argentina Football‏ )

 

Lionel Messi will not be playing in the friendly.

Rohr switches to 3-5-2

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has switched to a 3-5-2 formation for the friendly game against Argentina on Tuesday, November 14.

For the game, Rohr recalls Captain John Mikel Obi and also includes Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem.

Mikel did not play in their 1-1 draw against Algeria on Friday, November 10 while Awaziem has not kicked a ball for the Super Eagles since that shocking 2-0 home loss to South Africa back in June.

Super Eagles starting XI Vs Argentina play Super Eagles starting XI against Argentina (Twiter/NFF)

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Awaziem joins the ‘Oyinbo Wall’ partnership of Leon Balogun and William Ekong-Troost in a three-man defence.

Shehu Abdullahi and Ola Aina are the wing-backs.

In midfield are Wilfred Ndidi, John Ogu and Mikel while Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho lead the attack.

This is the first time Rohr will be using the three-man defence since he became Super Eagles boss.

This is however not the first time a coach will be adopting this system with the Super Eagles.

Back in 1997, then Super Eagles coach Philippe Troussier used it during the qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.

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