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Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Australia

Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Australia






Zenith Ziva



FT: Nigeria 6-0 Australia.

Samuel Chukwueze rounded the keeper to slot home.

This has been Nigeria's highest goals scored against Australia. The Eaglets beat the Aussies 5-1 in 2001 in Trinidad and Tobago.

88- Chukwueze scores. 6-0!

86- Edidiong Essien with a powerful diving header makes it 5-0 in favour of Nigeria.

85- Five minutes left on the official match clock. The Golden Eaglets take a corner now.

81- The Australian with a save there but now a corner to Nigeria.

The man of the moment dusts past his marker and curls in beautifully! Great goal.

79- Victor Osimhen makes it 4-0.

Osimhen smashed home from close range after a cross from John Lazarus.

The goal is a relief. Bamgboye's yellow card made it impossible for him to fall back and help in defending. The Nigerian midfielders had struggled to link up with the strikers.

75' Prinsen comes in to replace Ccaletti for Australia

75 – Substitution by Australia.

73- GOAL! Victor Osimhen makes it 3-0. His 6th goal of the World Cup. Nigeria now sure of a quarter-finals place!

71- Nigeria make a change in midfield after succession of long range shots from both sides.

71 – Substitution by Nigeria .

71' ESSIEN Essien comes in to replace Enogela for Nigeria

67- Australia may be down 2-0 but they have shown some nerves in this game, pegging the Nigerians to their own half a couple of times despite the attacking threats of the defending champions. Free-kick Australia.

65- The Eaglets are forced to defend but a shot from an Aussie goes off target.

62- Free-kick goes to Australia.

64' Armenakas comes in to replace Panetta PANETTA for Australia

64- Substitution by Australia.

59- A shot from the Aussies goes terribly wide.

57- The Golden Eaglets are on the counter once again but the offside flag goes up.

54- Foul committed against Nigeria. Free-kick

54' Agor comes in to replace Micheal for Nigeria

50- First corner in the second half to Nigeria.

45- 2nd half kicks off

45- The ref blows his whistle for half time. 2-0 Nigeria.

44- Dragicevic in goal for Australia pulls a wonderful save.

43- Corner for Australia. Nigeria's move subsequently stopped due to an offside flag.

42- Nigeria's David Enogela is yellow carded.

42- The Nigerian side are proving to be very effective on the wings, giving the Australian full backs plenty to do.

40' Devereux comes in to replace Brimmer for Australia

40- Australia make first substitution in the game.

34- The shots are flying now. This time, it is off target from Nigeria

32- A shot from an Aussie is off target. Within few seconds, another offside trap stops the wave of Eaglets' attack.

30- The offside flag saves Australia another situation that could have led to another Nigerian goal.

28- Free-kick to Australia now.

Nwakali's goal came via a penalty. Nigeria in high spirit now.

25- captain Kelechi Nwakali makes it 2-0 for Nigeria.

23- Golden Eaglets concede a free-kick following a challenge on an Australian player

22- Free kick awarded to Nigeria for a foul. Victor Osimhen scores from the effort. Nigeria 1-0 Australia.

20- Australia forward flagged offside. Relief to the Nigerian defence.

19- Bambgboye's card is for a foul conceded. He needs to be careful with his tackles.

18- The Aussies concede a free kick after a foul. But Bamgboye gets a yellow card

18- Samuel Chukwueze and Funsho Bamgboye are real threats. Udoh tips a shot over for corner

16- Kingsley Michael of Nigeria receives a yellow card

13- Nigeria swing in a cross but its Australia's turn now

5- Australia were quick off the blocks but Funsho Bambgoye hits a shot now for Nigeria

2-The Eaglets are in possession of the ball, Victor Osimhen runs into a channel after a pass but ball taken away from him

1- Kick by Australia


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