Emmanuel Dennis reminds Nigerians of World Cup failure as Portugal humble Super Eagles 4-0 in friendly

Nigerians blast Dennis for penalty miss, now know the Super Eagles lack World Cup quality as Portugal disgrace Peseiro's men 4-0 in friendly.

Emmanuel Dennis reminds Nigerians of World Cup failure as Portugal humble Super Eagles 4-0 in friendly

The Super Eagles of Nigeria suffered a 4-0 loss to Portugal in an international friendly played on Thursday, November 17, 2022.


Missing star forward and captain Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese were not lacking quality against the African side.

It took Portugal just nine minutes to go in front when Bruno Fernandes converted a ball through to him by his Manchester United teammate Diogo Dalot.

In the 35th minute, Portugal scored the second when Fernandes converted from the penalty spot.

The Euro 2016 winners went to the halftime break with a two-goal cushion as the Super Eagles made changes to start the second half.

In the 81st minute, Nottingham Forest forward Emmanuel Dennis missed a penalty for the Super Eagles.

Goncalo Ramos was assisted by Raphael Guerreiro to score the third for Portugal. Joao Mario scored the fourth assisted by Ramos as Portugal ran riot against Nigeria.

This was the first time the Super Eagles would play after a 2-1 loss to Algeria in Oran.

Portugal are contenders for the 2022 FIFA World up and reminded Nigerians of the lack of quality in the Super Eagles as they recorded a comfortable victory in front of their fans at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon.

There were several topics to discuss following the Super Eagles' defeat to Portugal. The loss was a wake-up call to the lack of quality on the side.

Fans were critical of Atalanta forward Ademola Lookman who is still unable to replicate his form in the Italian Serie A with the Super Eagles.

New head coach Jose Peseiro was slammed for the tactics he decided to deploy.

However, Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis rose to the top of the trends for his penalty miss.

When the penalty was awarded he battled hard with Genk forward Paul Onuachu to take only for it to be saved.

The Portuguese capitalized immediately to score the third and kill off any form of a comeback.

Following the game, there were negative remarks about Dennis in the Nigerian football social media space.

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