Decisive win for Nigeria today, reviving advancement hopes

Nigeria scored two goals against Iceland Friday to win and gain three points putting them in the second position of Group D in World Cup Russia 2018.

The first half ends with Nigeria managing to apply pressure to the Icelandic defence, but Iceland were making the most out of the chances they created with five attempts compared to Nigeria with no shots on goal.

Nigeria comes out in the second half strong and immediately made up for the lack of attempts in the first half.

In Nigeria’s second attempt at the goal, Ahmed Musa scored the opener after a swift counter-attack in the 49th minute, giving his team the lead.

Fifteen minutes before the end of the match, Nigeria presses forward as Musa with a solo effort goes for his second goal of the game sweeping past the Icelandic defenders and goalkeeper to extend the lead in the 75th minute.

A penalty was granted for the Icelandic team after an on-pitch VAR review in the 81st minute, which was taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson who missed the chance to score.

Group D’s final standing will be a tough one to predict, with Nigeria secured with three points for now, while Iceland and Argentina still have one more game to prove themselves, as Croatia is already qualified after last night’s victory.

Source: Kuwait News Agency