Brazil vs Nigeria friendly ended 1-1 draw as the Super Eagles surrendered a 1-0 lead in the second half of the encounter, on Sunday, October 13, at the Singapore National Stadium.
Nigeria started the contest brightly with Joe Aribo netting the opener before the end of the first half.
A performance that saw the Super Eagles go into the break with a one-goal advantage.
However, after the restart the five-time world champions levelled scores through Casemerio to force Nigeria to a 1-1 draw, missing others chances to net the winner before the blast of the final whistle.
The result saw the Super Eagles fail to win their second game after AFCON bronze medal finish at the biennial tournament.
In this report, Legit.ng highlights Super Eagles stars, who were outstanding during the friendly against Brazil’s Selecao.
5. Samuel Chukwueze
The Villarreal winger showed fast pace and dribbles against Brazil, but his finishing as well as final pass to teammates, are some aspects of the game the former Golden Eaglets ace needs to be work on going forward.
4. Wilfred Ndidi
Leicester City combative midfielder struggled to get into the contest in the early stages of the game, but he gradually grew into the contest , keeping out several Brazil’s attacks despite the pair of Casimero and Arthur running things at the other end.
3. Chidozie Awaziem
CD Leganes defender was at his best for the three-time African champions against the Copa America kings.
Awaziem decent play on the night ensured the likes the pair of Firmino and Everton found it tough attacking the Eagles defence through his position. He played all 90 minutes and surely deserve a place among Nigeria’s best players against the Selecao
2. Francis Uzoho
Showed quality goalkeeping for the Super Eagles against Brazil’s Selecao in Sunday’s friendly.
The Finland-based shot-stopper played a huge role to ensure Nigeria went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Uzoho kept out Gabriel Jesus’ header before stopping Roberto Firmino’s low drive trike from kissing the back of the net.
In addition, he marshaled his defence line very well and dealt calmly with aerial ball, but he could not finish the contest after going down badly during an aerial contest with Casemerio inside the box.
1. Joe Aribo
Rangers of Scotland youngster netted his second international goal for Nigeria against Brazil after marking his debut with the game’s opener against Ukraine last month.
Aribo was clearly Nigeria’s most outstanding players against Brazil after a decent display that saw him breeze past two Brazilian defenders before firing the ball past Ederson for the game’s opener.
He also showed top class ball control and dribbling skills anytime the ball is at his feet to the discomfort of opponents.
Legit.ng reported earlier that Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and Leicester City have emerged top of the tackler chart in the Premier League.
According to The Guardian on conjunction with football statistics website Whoscored.com, the Nigerian international and Foxes currently lead the tackler chart in the ongoing 2019-2020 Premier League campaign.
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