LIVE: Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria FT (international friendly)

LIVE: Ukraine 2-2 Nigeria FT (international friendly)

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.

01’ — Kick off

Nigeria are playing from right to left wearing all green while Ukraine and putting on their all white stripe.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

33’ — PENALTY to Nigeria

Sameul Kalu is brought down in the box and it is a penalty to Nigeria.

33’ — GOOOOOAAAAL!

Osimhen scores his first senior goal as he calmly converts the spot kick even though Andriy Lunin makes the right decision.

37’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Junior Moraes is substituted after suffering a knock in the collision with Uzoho.

42’ — CHANCE for Ukraine

Fine double save from Uzoho in quick succession to deny Ukraine a goal.

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.

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.

46’ — Kick off

Ukraine begins the match as they are playing from left to right and have a two-goal cushion to cancel.

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.

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.

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.

58’ — Chukwueze!

Chukwueze creates space for himself and tries his luck from an acute angle but the chance did not trouble the goalkeeper.

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.

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.

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.

70’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Alex Iwobi comes out for FC Brugge midfieler Anderson Esiti.

73’ — SUBSTITUTION

Vladimir Shepelev comes in for Ruslan Malinovsky

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

78’ — GOOOAAAAAL!

Ukraine have scored its 2-1. Oleksandr Zinchenko with the strike.

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.

84’ — YELLOW CARD to Osimhen

The Lille striker is cautioned for dissent after clipping the heels of a Ukrainian defender and reacting angryly afterwards.

87’ — SUBSTITUTION!

William Troost-Ekong goes off for Chidozie Awaziem while Chukwueze is subbed for Moses Simon.

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.

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.

90’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Josh Maja comes in for Victor Osimhen.

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.

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.

Source: Legit

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