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LIVE: Ukraine 0-1 Nigeria (international friendly)

Ukraine vs Nigeria will be the first meeting between both nations and all is now set for the international friendly.

The eastern Europeans are currently participating in the Euro 2020 qualifiers and their squad have been in action in the last few days.

Unlike the west Africans who last assembled their squad for the AFCON 2019 tournament which ended in July.

Refresh your browser on Legit.ng to get minute-by-minute account of the international friendly.

01’ — Kick off

Nigeria are playing from right to left wearing all green while Ukraine and wearing their all white stripe.

03’ — GOOOOAAAAL!

Joe Eribo scores on his international debut. Lovely interchange from Samuel Kalu and Alex Iwobi as the Everton man finds Eribo who scores with a simple tap-in. 1-0 to Nigeria.

06’ — CHANCE for Nigeria’s second

Victor Osimhen plays Kalu in who is one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Ukraine’s number one makes the stop for a corner kick. Lively football played by the young Nigerian squad in Dnipro.

08’ — Offside to Osimhen

Lovely through ball from Chukwueze to Osimhen who seems to have beat the offside trap but the referee’s assistant raises his flag. Enterprising football from the Super Eagles.

10’ — CHANCE!

The front four linking up beautifully as Iwobi lays it for Samuel Kalu on the right who tries his luck but an easy catch from the goalkeeper. At the other end Ola Aina makes a vital interception after a low cross to Junior Moraes was goal-bound.

12’ — CHANCE!

Man City star Zinchenko plays in a through ball to junior Moraes as Francis Uzoho comes out big to make a save. Both players are on the ground receiving treatment.

15’ — Game stats

Both teams have had a fair share of possession and created a couple of chances in the opening 15 minutes. But it’s Nigeria who still have the lead by 1-0.

20’ — Nigerian have settled more into the gam

The Super Eagles are the more organized side going forward, trying to hit the Ukrainians on the counter-attack.

23’ — Eribo with the chance again

Iwobi delivers a perfect-inch cross to arriving Eribo who meets the ball with a diving header and forces a save from the goalkeeper for a corner kick. What a swift counter-attacking move by the Super Eagles.

Source: Legit Newspaper

https://www.legit.ng/1258914-nigeria-ukraine-international-friendly.html

Author: NAIJ

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