Uyo - Victor Moses scored twice to help Nigeria beat Algeria
3-1 in a 2018 World Cup qualifier played in Uyo on Saturday.
Moses opened scoring in the 25th minute before his Chelsea
teammate John Obi Mikel doubled the lead in the 42nd minute to comfortably
finish the first half.
After the break, Algeria came out strong, calling Nigeria’s
defense to duty, and it paid off when Bentaleb reduced the deficit just after
the hour mark.
Moses would go on to complete a brace on the night, as a
pass from Ogenyi Onazi was cooly slotted pass goalkeeper M’bohil in the 90th
minute to ensure Nigeria won 3-1.
Nigeria has now extended their lead on the table to six
points, four ahead of Cameroon who drew 1-1 with Zambia in an earlier
Algeria sit bottom of the group with one point. Zambia also
has one point but with better goal difference.
FT: Nigeria 3-1 Algeria
GOAL! Moses scores his second goal, and Nigeria's third
90' Iheanacho could not finish via a Musa pass, as four minutes is added.
85' Nigeria 2-1 Algeria
82' Nigeria sub: Wilfred Ndidi comes in for Mikel
81' Nigeria 2-1 Algeria
80' Algeria sub: Sofiane comes in
75' Nigeria sub: Ahmed Musa comes in for Alex Iwobi
70' Algeria Sub
GOAL! Bentaleb scores for Algeria
65' Nigeria Sub: Shehu Abdulahi comes in for Kenneth Omeruo
61' Mandi booked for foul on Moses. Freekick to Nigeria
55' Algeria now piling pressure on Nigeria
49' Bentaleb bagged a yellow card for foul on Moses
47' Nigeria 2-0 Algeria
Second half underway
HT: Nigeria 2-0 Algeria
GOAL! Mikel scores for Nigeria
40' Nigeria 1-0 Algeria
38' Brahimi missed another great chance
36' Algeria's Brahimi missed a seater
26' Moses bagged a yellow card for taking off his shirt after scoring
25' GOAL! Victor Moses puts Nigeria ahead
15' Nigeria 0-0 Algeria
6' Moses dribbles two defenders and took a left-footed shot but went over
4' Victor Moses pass found Iheanacho who's shot was block in the danger area of Algeria
2' First freekick goes to Nigeria after Mikel was brought down
Game kicks off
Next is Nigeria national anthem
Algeria national anthem to be taken first.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles host Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo.
- News24 Nigeria