Brazil vs Nigeria ended 1-1 as both sides shared the spoils in an entertaining international friendly match played in Singapore.
The Super Eagles started on a bright note as Joe Aribo walked through the Brazilian defence to make it 1-0 after 35 minutes.
Casemiro restored parity after an initial header from Marquinhos hit the cross-bar before the Real Madrid midfielder slammed into an empty net to make it 1-1.
Brazil have continued their winless runs since they won the Copa America tournament back in July, with three draws and a defeat.
Nigeria are also yet to win a match after the AFCON tournament but the three-time African champions will be happy with the result they got against the five-time World Champions.
Oct 13 12:59 PM
01’ — Kick-off
Brazil start the game as they are playing from left to right in their familiar yellow and blue stripe.
Oct 13 13:02 PM
02’ — First attack from Jesus
Jamilu Collins stops Gabriel Jesus from getting a cross into the box as the Super Eagles re-organize in defence.
Oct 13 13:03 PM
03’ — CHANCE!
Roberto Firmino twists and turns in Nigeria's 18-yard area but his shot goes just wide. The Liverpool striker did not get the right contact from the ball.
Oct 13 13:05 PM
04’ — Corner kick to Brazil
Neymar takes it but the Super Eagles clear their lines properly. The Samba Boys have been able to pin-down the Nigerian team in their half.
Oct 13 13:06 PM
04’ — CHANCE for Osimhen
Excellent control from Victor Osimhen as he out-muscles Thiago Silva and shoots but Ederson had to go down to produce a left-handed save.
Oct 13 13:08 PM
07’ — Still 0-0
There are no goals yet in the match but the Super Eagles have produced the best chance from Osimhen.
Oct 13 13:10 PM
11’ — CHANCE for Jesus
Jesus brilliantly cuts inside Jamilu Collins in the box but the Padeborn defender recovers in time to block the shot from the Manchester City striker.
Oct 13 13:14 PM
11’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Philippe Coutinho comes in for Neymar who signaled to the bench to be taken off for a suspected injury.
Oct 13 13:15 PM
15’ — Brazil firmly in control of possession
The Selecao have enjoyed larger share of possession but are yet to find a telling pass into the Nigerian defence.
Oct 13 13:18 PM
18’ — CHANCE for Nigeria
Samuel Chukwueze delivers a teasing cross trying to find Osimhen and Marquinhos almost turned the ball into his own net for a corner kick. The resulting corner kick is cleared away by the Brazilians.
Oct 13 13:21 PM
21’ — Chukwueze creates a chance
Chukuweze dribbles past Renan Lodi on the right and delivers a cross but the ball could not find Osimhen and Moses Simon in the box.
Oct 13 13:23 PM
24’ — The Super Eagles are gradually getting into game
The Super Eagles are growing into the game but its the final pass that is letting Gernot Rohr's team down.
Oct 13 13:28 PM
27’ — Still 0-0
Brazil 0-0 Nigeria. The game is yet to produce a goal as Brazil control possession.
Oct 13 13:29 PM
28’ — Fantastic save from Francis Uzoho
Jesus heads in a cross from Casimero but Francis Uzoho makes an acrobatic save to give Brazil the corner kick
Oct 13 13:31 PM
30’ — Uzo saves from point blank
Coutinho and Firmino opens the Nigerian defence with a one-two pass but the Liverpool striker shoots straight at Uzoho. The teams go for a water break with scores still at 0-0.
Oct 13 13:35 PM
35’ — GOOOOOOOAAAAAAL!
Joe Aribo scores. Moses Simon controls a cross from Osimhen and cuts it back to Aribo who dances his way into the Brazilian defence before putting it past Ederson to make it 1-0 to Nigeria. It's his second goal in his second game for Nigeria, what a midfielder he is turning out to be.
Oct 13 13:36 PM
37’ — Ndidi shoots straight at Ederson
The Super Eagles on the attack again as Wilfred Ndidi steals a shot from Iwobi's feet but it went straight at Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. The Nigerian team are fired up at the moment.
Oct 13 13:40 PM
38’ — The Super Eagles are using the long balls
The Nigerian side are exploiting the Brazilian defence with long balls using the pace of Chukwueze and Osimhen.
Oct 13 13:42 PM
39’ — Troost-Ekong makes a vital block
Jesus shades Collins on the right and drills in a low cross but William Troost-Ekong comes in with a sliding challenge to clear his lines.
Oct 13 13:44 PM
44’ — Free kick for Brazil in a dangerous position
Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro wins a free kick in front of the 18-yard area as Coutinho leans over. It is taken by the Bayern Munich star and it goes just wide as Uzoho was in full stretch.
Oct 13 13:46 PM
45’ — Awaziem has been top notch in left-back for Nigeria
Chidozie Awaziem has been top-notch for the Super Eagles in the left-back area, stopping Everton on his tracks every time an attack is made.
Oct 13 13:49 PM
45’ — The referee blows the half-time whistle
The referee blows the half-time whistle as Nigeria go into the break with a 1-0 lead over the mighty Brazilians.
Oct 13 14:02 PM
46’ — The second half begins
The Super Eagles begin the second half as Richarlison comes in for Everton just before kick off.
Oct 13 14:04 PM
48’ — GOOOOOOAAAAAAL!
Casemiro equalizes for Brazil from a corner kick. Marquinhos with the initial header which hits the cross bar as the Real Madrid midfielder scores into an empty net from the rebound to make it 1-1.
Oct 13 14:08 PM
50’ — Free kick awarded to Brazil in a dangerous position
Free kick awarded to Brazil in a dangerous position as Dani Alves takes it but headed away by Awaziem.
Oct 13 14:09 PM
52’ — CHANCE for Nigeria
Chukwueze combines well with Aribo as the Villarreal winger delivers a cross to Osimhen who leaps and heads straight to Ederson.
Oct 13 14:12 PM
54’ — It's end-to-end stuff
Both teams are getting at each other when possession is won and lost. The game is expected to end with a flourish.
Oct 13 14:14 PM
57’ — CHANCE for Brazil
Fantastic save from Uzoho as Jesus heads from a Coutinho's cross. The Super Eagles number one goes down swiftly and makes a right-handed save. Narrow escape for Nigeria.
Oct 13 14:16 PM
59’ — CHANCE!
A strong header from Casemiro as it smashes against he cross-bar but Uzoho was involved in the collision as he stays down to get treatment. Uzoho is taken off after landing awkwardly on his ankle.
Oct 13 14:19 PM
60’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Gabriel Barbosa comes in for Firmino. Maduka Okoye makes his full international debut for Nigeria as he comes on for injured Uzoho.
Oct 13 14:22 PM
65’ — Still 1-1
Brazil has been by far the better side in the second half and they have been rewarded with a goal but there is still much to play as stays at 1-1.
Oct 13 14:24 PM
67’ — CHANCE for Brazil
Lovely pass from Coutinho to Richarlison but the Everton striker was signaled offside. Nigeria have done well to keep the Brazilians in an offside position on several occasions.
Oct 13 14:27 PM
69’ — Referee calls for a water-break
Both teams have gone to the sidelines to refresh from a water-break as the scores still even at 1-1.
Oct 13 14:29 PM
71’ — Play resumes
Play resumes as Brazil quickly get back into business.
Oct 13 14:30 PM
73’ — Richarlison should have scored
Lovely dribbling skills from Jesus as he beats Collins and cuts it back for Richarlison whose shot was blocked by Semi-Ajayi.
Oct 13 14:34 PM
77’ — Moses Simon wins a corner kick
Moses Simon wins a corner kick as he tries to get past Dani Alves. Semi Ajayi goes up for the header but was involved in a clash of heads with Marquinhos.
Oct 13 14:36 PM
79’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Bonaventure Dennis comes in for Moses Simon as Arthur makes way for Fabinho.
Oct 13 14:37 PM
83’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Ramon Azeez makes a return to the Super Eagles after five years as he replaces Alex Iwobi.
Oct 13 14:42 PM
85’ — CHNACE!
Great opportunity for Coutinho to seal the match but his shot was blocked by Semi Ajayi as Okoye makes an easy catch.
Oct 13 14:44 PM
87’ — Chukwueze!
Onuachu could not connect his header properly from an Awaziem's cross as it falls kindly for Chukwueze, but his right-foot shot was saved by Ederson
Oct 13 14:46 PM
88’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Paquetta comes in for Jesus while Peter Olayinka is brought in for Samuel Chukwueze to earn his first cap.
Oct 13 14:47 PM
90’ — Five minutes have been added to the 90
Five minutes have been added to the 90 as Brazil go in search for the winner.
Oct 13 14:49 PM
90’ — Semi Ajayi conceds a corner kick
Semi Ajayi concedes a corner kick as Okoye comes out to make a punch from a Coutinho's cross. Aribo breaks away with a counter as Thiago Silva commits a foul to stop the Nigerian attack.
Oct 13 14:52 PM
90’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Shehu Abdulahi is on for Joe Aribo.
Oct 13 14:53 PM
90’ — Final whistle
The referee blows the final whistle as the match ends in a stalemate. Brazil 1-1 Nigeria.