Nigeria Stun Argentina In 4-2 Comeback Win
The Super Eagles pulled off a remarkable 4-2 comeback victory over Argentina in an international friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia.
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi was on target scoring twice on Tuesday, while Sergio Aguero was reportedly taken to hospital after fainting in the dressing room.
Argentina, playing without the rested Lionel Messi, went ahead 2-0 in the first 36 minutes. Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega scored the first and Manchester City striker Aguero netted Argentina’s second goal.
Nigeria, who went unbeaten throughout their World Cup qualifying campaign, refused to surrender and Kelechi Iheanacho halved the deficit before the interval with a 25-yard free-kick.
Iheanacho then found an unmarked Iwobi who equalised from close range on 52 minutes, with Amkar Perm defender Idowu drilling Nigeria into a 3-2 lead moments later.
Argentina’s attempts to claw their way back into the match were ended when Iwobi grabbed his second goal on 73 minutes, taking a pass from Ahmed Musa and hammering home to seal just a second win over the two-time World Cup winners in eight meetings.
Argentina, who beat Russia 1-0 in Moscow on Saturday at the ground that will host next year’s World Cup, left Messi out of Tuesday’s friendly following an agreement with Barcelona.