Argentina vs Nigeria : Super Eagles produce astonishing comeback in Krasnodar | KOLAWOLE AYINOLUWA 

Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against star-studded Argentine side missing Lionel Messi to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring list as Jorge Sampaoli’s side looked set to prosper despite the absence of Messi, who had returned to Barcelona after featuring in the 1-0 win over Russia on Saturday.

Having drawn level with Hernan Crespo by scoring a late winner against the Russians, Aguero followed up his first international goal since June 2016 by tapping home Argentina’s second to back up Ever Banega’s free-kick opener.

Yet their comfortable cushion evaporated either side of the interval, with Kelechi Iheanacho inspiring a Nigeria fightback with a free-kick of his own in the closing stages of the first half.

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes from Iwobi and Bryan Idowu swung the game further away from Argentina, with the former then slotting home a fourth to secure Nigeria just their second ever win over their South American opponents.

PS:

 The Super Eagles qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia without losing a single game. 


Click here for highlights of the friendly. 

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