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[NIGERIA] Flying Eagles dump out Argentina, zoom into quarter-finals

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria have beaten Argentina 2-0 to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup quarter-finals.

After a goalless first half in the match which ended early Thursday morning, the Nigerian side opened scoring against the host country on 61 minutes.

Ibrahim Muhammad pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area and beat the goalkeeper with a shot into the bottom right corner to make it 0-1.

Three minutes later, Ume Emmanuel jinks his way past two defenders and from the edge of the box had an effort which went just wide of the right post.

On 73 minutes, Federico Gomes Gerth pulled off a great save to deny Ume Emmanuel, who made himself some space inside the box and unleashed a quick shot to the top right corner.

Eight minutes to duration time, Juan Gauto slided a brilliant pass into Alejo Veliz, but his shot from inside the box went a whisker wide of the right post.

On 84 minutes, Luka Romero unleashed a tremendous shot from distance, but it crashed against the right post.

A minute later, Ignacio Maestro blew a clear opportunity. He needed only to tap the ball in, but narrowly missed the goal.

Two minutes into added time, the Eagles made it 0-2 against the host. Rilwanu Sarki rose high to beat the goalkeeper with a perfect header. He headed the ball inside the right post.


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