‘Musa’s done more than Messi’ - Nigeria goal hero hands Argentina lifeline

Carrie Guzman
June 22, 2018

Argentina are yet to win a match in this World Cup. If both win on Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, they'll be hoping to top the other on tiebreakers, where Iceland has a slight advantage in goal differential after two games played.

Nigeria are yet to win a single point while Iceland have one.

Nigeria, with captain John Obi Mikel sitting deeper in midfield than against Croatia, slowly worked their way into the game with Victor Moses a constant threat on the right flank.

Balogun made a super headed clearance from a cross whipped in from Iceland's left as Nigeria protected a 1-0 lead.

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After losing their first game in Russian Federation against Croatia, the Super Eagles will face Iceland this afternoon, June 22, and only a win will give them the chance to make the round of 16.

Iceland had a chance to reduce the scoreline in the 89th minute, when they got a penalty, awarded by the VAR but Gylfi Sigurdsson went on to miss it.

The President in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity) Mr Femi Adesina, said he was particularly delighted at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players. He moved to English Premier League team Leicester City two years ago after a prolific spell in the Russian capital, but failed to settle and spent much of last season on loan back at CSKA. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.

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