The Super Eagles of Nigeria came back from 2 goals all the way down to overcome a Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia.
With Daniel Akpeyi in goal, Nigeria that started the game with worn nerves fell behind within the 27 minute when the keeper’s blunder handed the Argentines a free kick, which Ever Banega converted. Manchester city’s forward, Kun Aguero, multiplied the tally to 2-0 within the 37th minute.
But the Super Eagles fought back brightly and within the 45th minute Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho began Nigeria’s fightback with a curling freekick that beat the Argentine’s goalkeeper.
Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, played himself into the scoresheet, grabbing a brace within the 52nd and 73rd minute, whereas debutante, Brian Idowu, added another in the 54th minute.