Nigeria’s shot at advancing into the next round of FIFA World Cup 2018 remains alive and well following their 2-0 victory over Iceland.
Both teams were in dire needs on three points ahead of their Friday battle, triggering an intriguing battle straight from kick off.
Despite trying hard, neither sides were able to break down each others’ defense during the first 45 minutes as no goals were scored by them.
In the second half, it was Nigeria that got themselves going as they increase their attacking intensity and got themselves in front with Ahmed Musa opening the scoring on 49 minutes.
That goal triggered strong response from the Iceland as they were keen on getting themselves back into the tie, by pushing forward vigorously.
However, it was The Super Eagles that got themselves another goal when Musa completed his brace on 75 minutes, making things much harder for Our Boys.
Heimir Hallgrimson’s side actually had an excellent chance to swing things back on their favor when VAR awarded them a spot kick, but Gylfi Sigurdsson failed to convert the penalty.
Eventually, no more goals were scored by either teams as Nigeria holding on to their 2-0 victory until the final whistle was blown.
That massive result puts The Super Eagles on a good position to advance into the next stage, but they must first overcome Argentina before thinking about accompanying Croatia as representative from their group.