Nigeria Vs Cameroon Live: Super Eagles win 3-2 to advance to the quarterfinals

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are up against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in a second round clash of the second round clash of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

Super Eagles of Nigeria (CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

After failing to secure top spot of Group B, the Super Eagles face eternal rivals Cameroon in a crucial second round game.

The second round clash pitches Nigeria against an old rival who they have shared some AFCON history with.

The Super Eagles have lost three times in an AFCON final, all to Cameroon who have given the Nigerians their biggest heartbreaks in AFCON history.

Cameroon have had the upper hand against Nigeria in AFCON history, although Nigeria has won 13 of 22 encounters in all with the fierce neighbours at senior level, and humiliated the Indomitable Lions in the race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Starting XI

Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has gone with the obvious starting XI with Kenneth Omeruom Wilfred Ndidi, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi back.

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12:00

Nigeria with a chance after a Cameroonian defender faltered, Simon's intended onslaught was truncated. A Corner Kick to Nigeria, it is cleared.

19:00

19' Ighalo pounced on a loose ball in the 18yard box and his well-taken effort hits the back of the net.

34:00

Freekick to Cameroon from the edge of the Nigerian box, Ndidi nods out.

40:00

Cameroon level scores. Nigeria 1-1 Cameroon A cross is put into the Super Eagles box, Omeruo mistimes his clearance and the Indomitable Lions equalise.

43:00

Cameroon scores another. Njie with the goal.

Half Time

The Super Eagles goes into half time behind after taking the lead. Two lapsing moment from the Super Eagles and Cameroon pounced twice to take the lead.

60:00

Simon is taken off for Chukwueze

63:00

Goal for Nigeria

63:00

Nigeria 2 Vs Cameroon 2: Super Eagles equalise through Odion Ighalo who latches on to a ball in the box to finish past Onana in Cameroon's goal

65:00

65' IWOBBIIIIIIIII gives Nigeria the lead. 3-2

65:00

Ighalo the creator here. Passes the ball to Iwobi in the box for the Arsenal man to finish past Onana in the Cameroon's goal.

78:00

The Super Eagles up for it now and looking to kill off Cameroon. Chukwueze causing some problems for the Indomitable Lions and Ighalo almost scores but Onana saves from his effort.

82:00

Chukwueze finds Musa in the box but Banana blocks the latter's effort.

82:52

Onana goes down well to save a header from a corner from Ighalo.

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