Ukraine vs Nigeria: Fans react as Shevchenko's men force Super Eagles to 2-2 draw

Ukraine vs Nigeria: Fans react as Shevchenko's men force Super Eagles to 2-2 draw

- Ukraine vs Nigeria international friendly saw the two sides share the spoils at the end of the game

- Debutant Joe Aribo marked his first game for the Super Eagles with a superb goal

- While Victor Osimhen also got his first goal for Super Eagles towards the end of the first half

Nigeria's Super Eagles were held to a 2-2 draw by the Ukrainian national football team at the Dnipro Arena in an international friendly match.

It was indeed a dream night for debutant Joe Aribo, who marked his first international game for Nigeria with a goal barely after four minutes of action.

Victor Osimhen doubled his side's lead in the 34th minute through a spot kick as the three time African champions took a two goal lead into the dressing room.

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However, coach Gernot Rohr's men relinquished their leadership in the game after conceding two goals in the last 12 minutes of the meeting.

Oleksandr Zinchenko's 78th minute and Roman Yaremchuk's 80th minute ensured the hosts avoided a defeat after regulation period.

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The AFCON 2019 bronze medal winners may have conceded two late goals in the game, their performance across board seems pleasing to the teeming fans.

Francis Uzoho returned to the starting line up for coach Rohr's side while newly invited German based star Maduka Okoye was an unused substitute all through the game.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa also did not taste action all through regulation period, while Anderson Esiti, Josh Maja and Aribo got playing time in the game.

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Kelechi Iheanacho was also on the bench throughout the game in Ukraine and will be hoping he can fight his way back into the starting line up in their next game.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria hold Ukraine to 2-2 draw in an international friendly match at the Dnipro Arena.

A goal each from Victor Osimhen and Joe Aribo powered the Super Eagles to two goals lead in the first half.

But the hosts salvaged a draw for themselves after scoring two quick goals towards the end of the game to share the spoils at the end of the encounter.

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