Argentina 2-4 Nigeria: Super Eagles finish UNBELIEVABLE comeback as Iwobi nets twice

Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar.

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.

GOALS:

27' GOAL! Argentina 1-0 Nigeria (Banega)
36' GOAL! Argentina 2-0 Nigeria (Aguero)
44' GOAL! Argentina 2-1 Nigeria (Iheanacho)
52' GOAL! Argentina 2-2 Nigeria (Iwobi)
54' GOAL! Argentina 2-3 Nigeria (Idowu)
73' GOAL! Argentina 2-4 Nigeria (Iwobi)

MATCH EVENTS:

5' Almost a chance for Dybala! He links up with Aguero, who squeezes a pass into the box at the second attempt, but the Juventus man is crowded out as he switches back onto his left foot. An attempted shot bobbles through for Daniel Akpeyi to collect.
17' YELLOW! Referee Vladislav Bezborodov appeared to assess the damage before handing a booking to Iheanacho. Otamendi looks to be able to continue.
21' Di Maria accelerates away on the left again, but it's Aguero's heavy touch that brings an end to the attack this time. Frustration for Sampaoli's men.
27' GOAL! Argentina 1-0 Nigeria (Banega)
Banega finds the net! What a costly error. There's no booking for the goalkeeper, but his punishment is seeing the Argentina midfielder curl an effort into the bottom-right corner.
36' GOAL! Argentina 2-0 Nigeria (Aguero)
Argentina are two up and it's Aguero! He is left with the simplest of finishes in front of goal. So easy. 2-0.
44' GOAL! Argentina 2-1 Nigeria (Iheanacho)
GOAL! Iheanacho with a beauty! Nigeria have not had a sniff, but their star forward curls the free-kick over the wall and Agustin Marchesin can only help the shot into the top corner. Game on? 2-1.
52' GOAL! Argentina 2-2 Nigeria (Iwobi)
GOAL! Iwobi has been below par today, but now he's fired the leveller! It's a beautiful placed effort into the bottom-left corner, leaving Muchasin with little chance. 2-2.
54' GOAL! Argentina 2-3 Nigeria (Idowu)
Incredible! Nigeria are ahead, from two down! Idowu gets the goal, calmly curling into the corner from Iheanacho's lay-off. What a start to the second half this has been. 2-3.
74' GOAL! Argentina 2-4 Nigeria (Iwobi)
GOAL! Iwobi! Astounding! The Arsenal forward shimmies away from Mascherano and finishes into the corner. Nigeria have been unbelievable in this second half. 2-4.
86' Nigeria just have so much pace on the attack! Iwobi sprints clear and puts Perez on his backside twice, before Mikel's cross is headed behind for a corner.
Argentina (3-3-3-1): Marchesin, Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi, Banega, Perez, Lo Celso, Pavon, Dybala, Di Maria, Aguero
Subs: Romero, Guzman, Mammana, Fazio, Paredes, Insua, Benedetto, Matias Kranevitter, Ansaldi, Perotti, Salvio, Gomez, Rigoni, Belluschi.
Nigeria (5-3-2): Akpeyi, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu, Iwobi, Iheanacho.
Subs: Ezenwa, Uzoho, Uche, Musa, Etebo, Kayode, Onyekuru, Nwakali, Ebuehi, Tony Nwakaeme.
Source: All Football

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