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Golden Eaglets Thrash Chile 5-1, Qualify For 2nd Round

Golden Eaglets Thrash Chile 5-1, Qualify For 2nd Round

The Golden Eaglets have booked their place in the next round of the U-17 World Cup after they thrashed host Chile 5-1.
The Eaglets got off to a flying start when Samuel Chukwuma opened the scoring30 seconds into the kick-off off an assist from Victor Osimhen.

Nigeria's U17s captain, Kelechi Nwakali made it 2-0 in the 17th minute following a foul on Chukwueze.


In the second half, Chukwueze got on the score sheet to give the Eaglets a 3-0 lead on 61 minutes when he struck a left-footed strike which flew past the Chile goalkeeper.

Osimhen made it 4-0 for the Golden Eaglets from the spot in the 67th minute following a foul on Chukwueze.

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Chile skipper, Allende pulled one back for the host with nine minutes remaining. Few minutes later, substitute Funsho Bamgboye was sent off for a rash tackle.

But in the 86th minute, Osimhen got on the score sheet to make it 5-1 for the Eaglets.

Nigeria retain their top position on Group A log with six points , which is enough to guarantee the team the second round spot of the tournament. In the other Group A match earlier in the day, Croatia and USA played a 2-2 draw.

The Golden Eaglets will take on Croatia on Friday, October 23 in their last group game while Chile will face USA. The two matches will be played simultaneously.

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