Ukraine vs Nigeria ended in a 2-2 draw as the Super Eagles threw away a two-goal first half lead to force a 2-2 draw.
Joe Eribo got the Super Eagles off and running in the third minute as Victor Osimhen got the second in the 34 minute from a spot-kick to make it 2-0 to Gernot Rohr's side.
Andriy Shevchenko fought back in the second half and got two goals within the space of two minutes from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk that sealed a 2-2 draw for the Yellow Blue side at Dnipro.
Ukraine continue their unbeaten home run since 2012 and are yet to lose to an African side in seven matches.
Sep 10 19:31 PM
01’ — Kick off
Nigeria are playing from right to left wearing all green while Ukraine and putting on their all white stripe.
Sep 10 19:34 PM
03’ — GOOOOAAAAL!
Joe Eribo scores on his international debut. Lovely interchange from Samuel Kalu and Alex Iwobi as the Everton man finds the Glasgow Rangers man who scores with a simple tap-in. 1-0 to Nigeria.
Sep 10 19:37 PM
06’ — CHANCE for Nigeria's second
Victor Osimhen plays Kalu in who is one-on-one with the goalkeeper but Ukrainian number one makes the stop for a corner kick. Lively football played by the young Nigerian squad in Dnipro.
Sep 10 19:38 PM
08’ — Offside to Osimhen
Lovely through ball from Chukwueze to Osimhen who seems to have beat the offside trap but the referee's assistant raises his flag. Enterprising football from the Super Eagles.
Sep 10 19:40 PM
10’ — CHANCE!
The front four linking up beautifully as Iwobi lays it for Samuel Kalu on the right who tries his luck but an easy catch from the goalkeeper. At the other end Ola Aina makes a vital interception after a low cross to Junior Moraes was goal-bound.
Sep 10 19:43 PM
12’ — CHANCE!
Man City star Zinchenko plays in a through ball to Junior Moraes as Francis Uzoho comes out big to make a save. Both players are on the ground receiving treatment.
Sep 10 19:45 PM
15’ — Game stats
Both teams have had a fair share of possession and created a couple of chances in the opening 15 minutes. But it's Nigeria who still have the lead by 1-0.
Sep 10 19:48 PM
20’ — Nigerian have settled more into the game
The Super Eagles are the more organized side going forward, trying to hit the Ukrainians on the counter-attack.
Sep 10 19:53 PM
23’ — Eribo with the chance again
Iwobi delivers a perfect-inch cross to arriving Eribo who meets the ball with a diving header and forces a save from the goalkeeper for a corner kick. What a swift counter-attacking move by the Super Eagles.
Sep 10 19:58 PM
27’ — Ukraine lacking the final touch
Ukraine have been building up from the wings but the team lacks the final touch when a cross is drilled in. Still Ukraine 0-1 Nigeria.
Sep 10 20:00 PM
32’ — CHANCE to Iwobi
Iwobi makes a darting run into the box from the right as he decides to shoot on his own but a timely intervention from the Ukrainian defence.
Sep 10 20:04 PM
33’ — PENALTY to Nigeria
Sameul Kalu is brought down in the box and it is a penalty to Nigeria.
Sep 10 20:04 PM
33’ — GOOOOOAAAAL!
Osimhen scores his first senior goal as he calmly converts the spot kick even though Andriy Lunin makes the right decision.
Sep 10 20:06 PM
37’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Junior Moraes is substituted after suffering a knock in the collision with Uzoho.
Sep 10 20:13 PM
42’ — CHANCE for Ukraine
Fine double save from Uzoho in quick succession to deny Ukraine a goal.
Sep 10 20:16 PM
45’ — Cross from Iwobi
Iwobi delivers an agonizing cross from the right to find Osimhen but the Lille striker was just a step behind the ball.
Sep 10 20:18 PM
45’ — The rferee blows the half time whistle
Zinchenko intercepts a brilliant break away move from Samuel Kalu. The referee blows the half time whistle as Nigeria go into the break the better side and a 2-0 lead.
Sep 10 20:31 PM
46’ — Kick off
Ukraine begins the match as they are playing from left to right and have a two-goal cushion to cancel.
Sep 10 20:34 PM
48’ — CHANCE!
Ukrainian goalkeeper leaves his line as Osimhen steals it and lays it for arriving Iwobi whose shot goes just wide off the post.
Sep 10 20:38 PM
50’ — Possession won and lost from both sides
It's been an end-to-end stuff from both teams as half-chances are created but without a finish. Still Ukraine 0-2 Nigeria.
Sep 10 20:43 PM
57’ — Ukraine almost get a goal
Great opportunity for Yamalenko to make it 2-1 but the Nigerian defence with the clearance. Great pass from Zinchenko.
Sep 10 20:47 PM
58’ — Chukwueze!
Chukwueze creates space for himself and tries his luck from an acute angle but the chance did not trouble the goalkeeper.
Sep 10 20:49 PM
61’ — Ukraine have the advantage
Ukraine are awarded a free kick in a dangerous position as Ruslan Malinovsky forces a fine save from Uzoho who has done well every time he has been tested.
Sep 10 20:51 PM
63’ — Wasted chance from Kalu
Osimhen does well as he displaces two defenders before setting up Kalu whose side-foot shot goes way off target. Nigeria still the more organized side going forward.
Sep 10 20:52 PM
65’ — Still 2-0 in favour of Super Eagles
Ukraine 0-2 Nigeria. The Super Eagles are still the better side on the night in Dnipro.
Sep 10 20:56 PM
70’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Alex Iwobi comes out for FC Brugge midfieler Anderson Esiti.
Sep 10 21:00 PM
73’ — SUBSTITUTION
Vladimir Shepelev comes in for Ruslan Malinovsky
Sep 10 21:03 PM
75’ — Still the same scoreline
Ukraine 0-2 Nigeria. The tempo of the game has slowed down as Ukraine trying to get a goal to get back into the game
Sep 10 21:08 PM
78’ — GOOOAAAAAL!
Ukraine have scored its 2-1. Oleksandr Zinchenko with the strike.
Sep 10 21:08 PM
80’ — GOOOOAAAAL!
Ukraine have scored again as the referee confirms from his assistant to award the goal to Roman Yaremchuk to make it 2-2. What a dramatic turn around as the Super Eagles went to sleep to concede two goals in two minutes.
Sep 10 21:11 PM
84’ — YELLOW CARD to Osimhen
The Lille striker is cautioned for dissent after clipping the heels of a Ukrainian defender and reacting angryly afterwards.
Sep 10 21:15 PM
87’ — SUBSTITUTION!
William Troost-Ekong goes off for Chidozie Awaziem while Chukwueze is subbed for Moses Simon.
Sep 10 21:16 PM
89’ — The Nigerian team getting frustrated
It's been a disappointing match the Super Eagles after surrendering a two-goal lead within the space of two minutes.
Sep 10 21:18 PM
90’ — Ukraine have a free kick in a dangerous position in the 90th minute
Ukraine have a free kick in a dangerous position in the 90th minute as Konoplyanka forces a brilliant save from Uzoho.
Sep 10 21:19 PM
90’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Josh Maja comes in for Victor Osimhen.
Sep 10 21:20 PM
90’ — Free kick to Nigeria
Free kick to Nigeria in a promising position as Etebo takes and Josh Maja shows brilliant piece of skill in the box to beat two defenders but his effort did not trouble the keeper.
Sep 10 21:22 PM
90’ — The referee blows the final whistle
A disappointing night for the Super Eagles as they threw away a two-goal lead at half time but Ukrainians will be the happier side as they continue their unbeaten run on home soil since 2012 and are yet to lose to an African side.