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Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia
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Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Tuesday evening came back from two goals down to overcome a Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia.

Nigeria started the game with frayed nerves fell behind in the 27 minute after goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi’s blunder handed the Argentines a free kick, which Ever Banega converted. Manchester city’s forward, Kun Aguero, increased the tally to 2-0 in the 37th minute.

But the Super Eagles, who appeared determined fought back brilliantly and in the 45th minute Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened Nigeria’s fightback with a curling freekick that beat the Argentine’s goalkeeper.

Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, played himself into the scoresheet, grabbing a brace in the 52nd and 73rd minute, while debutante, Brian Idowu, added another in the 54th minute.

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