LIVE: Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia (International Friendly) Full Time

LIVE: Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia (International Friendly) Full Time

A goal each from Kelechi Iheanacho and Mohamed Draeger ensured Nigeria and Tunisia share the spoils after the regulation period.

The Super Eagles had the chance to double their lead but Leicester City forward Iheanacho failed to convert the spot-kick.

Gernot Rohr's men were however unable to win either of their international friendly game Algeria and Tunisia.

The earlier fixture against the Desert Foxes ended in a 1-0 defeat, while the three-time Afcon gave up their early lead to draw against the Carthage Eagles.

Though inconsequential, victory would have helped Nigeria when the FIFA rankings for this month is released.

1’ — Nigeria vs Tunisia kickoff

Super Eagles are in their traditional green and white jersey while their Tunisian counterparts are dressed in all red with the hosts playing from right to left of the screen

3’ — Penalty denied

Tunisia were denied a penalty call after Moses Simon brought down an attacking player from the opposition in the early minutes of the encounter.

5’ — Tunisia in control of the game

Tunisian stars are in control of the game spreading the ball across the pitch with the Super Eagles stars doing catch-ups so far in the game

7’ — Moses Simon's attack

Nigerian winger Moses Simon tried breaking into Tunisia's danger zone but he was denied access by one of the opposition's defender

10’ — Rafia Hamza booked

Rafia Hamza handed the first yellow card of the game after tripping Nantes' Moses Simon shortly after he badged Sanusi off the ball.

12’ — Nigeria gaining momentum

Super Eagles came close to scoring through Kevin Akpoguma from close range but his effort was blocked by a wall in the Tunisian danger zone.

Earlier, Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho won a free-kick after being brought down during an attacking move from the west African side.

17’ — Attacking move for Nigeria

Alex Iwobi tried inspiring an attacking move but the last effort by Zaidu Sanusi was ballooned over the post.

21’ — Goaaaaallll

Kelechi Iheanacho puts Nigeria ahead with a superb left-foot strike from close range after making a stunning turn in the 18-yard box.

24’ — Samuel Chukwueze's pass intercepted

Samuel Chukwueze tried setting up Kelechi Iheanacho for another goal but a Tunisian defender cut out the pass from reaching its destination.

26’ — Balogun averts danger

Leon Balogun was in the right position to head of Rafia Hamza's precise cross from the right-wing as they look to restore parity before half-time.

28’ — Iheanacho misses penalty

Kelechi Iheanacho failed to double Nigeria's lead from the spot-kick after the Tunisia goalkeeper denied him a chance.

Ahmed Misa won the penalty for the hosts after being brought down in the 18-yard by Farouk Ben Mustapha.

36’ — Leon Balogun averts another danger

Rangers defender Leon Balogun is having a swell time on the pitch after heading out Tunisia's attacking move from the corner. The 32-year-old has been more than decent in the game

39’ — Iheanacho effort saved

Moses Simon combined forced with Kelechi Iheanacho to double Nigeria's lead but Farouk Ben Mustapha rather parried the ball to the corner.

42’ — Moses Simon tormenting Tunisia's defence

Moses Simon has been impressive in the left-wing as he constantly dribbles his way beyond the defenders but his teammates have however failed to convert his deliveries.

44’ — Gooooaaaalllll

Tunisia restore parity with a superb strike with seconds towards the end of the opening half. Mohamed Draeger powered home a close-range shot after connecting with a low cross from the left-wing.

The visitors continued to mount pressure on the Super Eagles until they found the back of the net just before the half-time whistle.

46’ — Nigeria kick off second half

The players are back on the pitch with the Super Eagles playing from left to right as they also kick off the resumption for the rest of the encounter.

48’ — Nigeria wins corner

Moses Simon wins a corner kick for Nigeria after sending a nice delivery into Tunisia's 18-yard box with Ahmed Musa making a run towards the ball but the opposition sent the ball out of play

50’ — Okoye's save

Maduka Okoye rose high-up to punch Tunisia's corner out of his danger zone but Ahmed Musa failed to make good use of the clearance.

52’ — Balogun makes attacking move

Leon Balogun made an attacking move for the Super Eagles but Alex Iwobi could not get anything out of the pass he received from the Rangers defender.

57’ — Tactical substitution for Nigeria

Leon Balogun leaves the pitch for Chigozie Awaziem in a tactical substitution for Nigeria as Gernot Rohr tried refreshing his team before the hour mark. This is also the Super Eagles first change in a match that has 30 more minutes before it ends

66’ — Jamilu Collins in, Saidu Sanusi out

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr makes his second substitution in the game as Jamilu Collins comes in for Saidu Sanusi out with less than 30 minutes of play. The 26-year-old made his debut for the three-time African champions.

76’ — Tunisia's move

Tunisia tried unlocking Nigeria's defence but Jamilu Collins intercepted the move and helped avert the danger at the edge of his side's 18-yard box.

78’ — Maduka Okoye's save

Nigeria's goalkeeper Maduka Okoye stopped Tunisian forward from putting his side in a move that ended up being flagged up for offside

81’ — Awaziem's clearance

Second-half substitute Chigozie Awaziem wins a free-kick after clearing out a move from the opposition at the end of his side's danger zone.

85’ — Iheanacho's waste

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho failed to take advantage of Farouk Ben Mustapha's poor ball service to his players after he was dispossessed by the opponent while trying to make a move.

87’ — Chidera Ejuke's dribbles

Debutant Chidera Ejuke showed off his quality after dribbling past Tunisia's defenders a few times before releasing the ball to his teammate but they failed to make any use of the ball in the end.

Ejuke replaced Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze was enterprising for the most part of the time he stayed on the pitch.

90’ — Okoye's save

Maduka Okoye pulled a stunning save for Nigeria in the late minutes of the game after Mohamed Draeger tried doubling his side's lead with a dropping ball. He would have scored a brace if he succeeded with the move.

92’ — 3 additional minutes added

Three minutes have been added to the game with both Nigeria and Tunisia trying hard to take advantage of either side to take the lead.

93’ — 1-1 it ends

Nigeria and Tunisia ended up playing 1-1 in their international friendly game in Austria as the referee signals final whistle.

Source: Legit

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