Live: Nigeria 0-1 Algeria FT (friendly game)

Live: Nigeria 0-1 Algeria FT (friendly game)

Nigeria vs Algeria ended 1-0 in favor of the African champions as the only goal of the match was scored in the first half by Salim.

The last time both sides met was in the AFCON 2019 semi finals where the North African won by 2-1 but on head-to-head they have both won nine matches apiece.

01’ — Kick off

Nigeria are playing from left to right as Alex Iwobi takes the kick off but the Algerian side already in control of possession.

03’ — Algerian side win a corner kick

The first corner kick of the match goes to Algeria after the Nigerian defenders got in the way of the goalkeeper. Mahrez takes the corner but cleared by the Nigerian defence.

05’ — GOOOOOAAAAAAAL!

Algeria take the early lead from a scrambled effort on a corner kick. Rami pounced on a not properly cleared corner by the Nigerian defence as he makes the score 1-0.

07’ — Algeria firmly in control

The Algerian side are firmly in control of the match as they maintain their dominance in possession. The Super have not been able to string three to four passes together.

10’ — Nigeria win a free kick in a promising position

Nigeria win a free kick in a promising position but the set-piece goes straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.

13’ — Super Eagles getting better

Chukwueze bursts open from the right and cut back to Sanusi but his shot hits an Algerian defender. Better from Nigeria.

15’ — Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%

Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%.

17’ — Both sides losing possession cheaply

Both sides are losing possession cheaply but Algeria still hold a one-goal advantage over the Nigerian side.

19’ — Okoye makes the save

Rakma drills in a low shot as Okoye goes and makes a comfortable save. Nigeria are yet to test the Algerian goalkeeper tonight.

22’ — CHANCE! for Iwobi

Alex Iwobi was given time and space to shoot as the Everton attacker's shot goes agonizingly wide with the Algerian keeper completely beaten.

24’ — Ekong gives away a cheap corner

Ekong gives away a cheap corner as the Algerian side play their fourth set-piece of the match. Balogun heads clear as the ball is returned into the 18-yard for Okoye to collect.

26’ — YELLOW CARD

Ekong becomes the first player to go into the book as he is shown a yellow card for a clumsy challenge on an Algerian star.

30’ — Nigeria 0-1 Algeria

Righty on the half-hour mark, the scores remain Nigeria 0-1 Algeria. The Super Eagles are yet to settle into the game. Lovely piece of skill from Iwobi who finds Kalu but the Bordeaux winger's effort goes way off target.

34’ — Chukwueze leans over a free kick

Chukwueze takes free kick but could not find Balogun in the box as the ball goes into touch for a goal kick.

36’ — Sansui concedes a free kick in a Riyad Mahrez's position

Sansui concedes a free kick in a Riyad Mahrez's position as the Man City forces a fine save from Okoye. It's the second save of the match for the Dutch-based goalkeeper.

38’ — A chance for Nigeria

Onuachua could not connect from a cross from Kalu on the right as Nigeria win a corner. The lanky striker also heads off target from the resulting corner.

40’ — Still Nigeria 0-1 Algeria

Lovely enterprising play from Iwobi, Ebuehi, Chukuweze and Kalu as Sansui shoots straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.

45’ — Half time

The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of the match as Algeria take a one-goal advantage into the break.

45’ — YELLOW CARD

Said stamps his boots on Chukwueze as the Algerian midfielder is shown a yellow card by the referee. Kalu takes the resulting set piece but a defensive clearance from the Desert Warriors.

46’ — Kick off and substitution

Mike Agu comes in for Onyeka. Algeria gets the second half underway as the Desert Warriors look to defend their one-goal lead.

47’ — End to end stuff

Onuachu connects a header to Kalu but the winger could not get to the ball as he goes down in discomfort. At the other end, Benrahma tests Okoye in goal with a cheeky effort but did not trouble the keeper.

50’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Moses Simon comes in for Kalu. The Super Eagles are playing with more confidence in the opening minutes of the second half.

52’ — Nigeria and the final pass

The Super Eagles are unable to deliver the decisive pass that could lead to a goal as Iwobi and Simon fail to locate Onuachu in the box. There is still much time to play.

56’ — A free kick in a dangerous position for Algeria

Agu concedes a careless free kick in a front of the 18-yard box. Onuachu blocks the resulting set-piece as the Nigerian defence breathe a sigh of relief.

58’ — Nigeria 0-1 Algeria

The score remains unchanged as the Desert Warriors still hold the advantage over the Super Eagles.

60’ — CHANCE!

Ebuhehi unleashes a right-foot shot from the right but the ball goes wide. Nigeria still looking for an equalizing goal.

65’ — Chance for Algeria

Troost-Ekong makes a vital clearance from a brilliant build up play from the Desert Warriors.

67’ — SUBSTITUTIION!

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho comes in for Paul Onuachu who had a decent game.

69’ — Algeria play three corners in a matter of minutes

Nigeria have conceded three corners from the same spot as Algeria mount more pressure on the defence. Mahrez takes a free kick but goes off target.

72’ — SUBSTITUTION!

End of the match for Mahrez as he goes off for Yacin Brahimi. Anytime the Nigerian side attack, the Algerian defense are better organized in handling the pressure. The Super Eagles need something special to score in the match.

76’ — Musa comes in

Musa makes his 92nd cap for Nigeria as he comes in for Chukwueze.

79’ — Algerian defence

A good counter attacking move from Simon as he finds Sanusi on the left who delivers his cross straight into the hands of the goalkeeper. They still can't get a pass through to the center-striker.

82’ — Corner kick: Nigeria 3-7 Algeria

Algeria have shown more attacking threat in the match. Brahimi twists and turns in the box and forces a fine save from Okoye. Iwobi comes off for debutant Samson Tijani.

85’ — International debut for Tijani

Iwobi comes off for 18-year-old debutant Samson Tijani. The teenager tries his luck on goal but goes off target.

90’ — CHANCE!

Iheancaho's last minute free kick goes wide.

90’ — Final whistle

The referee ends the game as African champions Algeria are victorious over Nigeria again with a 1-0 scoreline.

Source: Legit

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