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Minute By Minute: North Korea Vs Nigeria

Nigeria Line Up

Chichi (gk); Okoye, Njoku, Nnodim, Abasi; Igbinovia, Ayinde, Oshoala; Dike, Ayila, Ihezuo


North Korea Line Up

K. CHOL OK (gk); S. Kyong Hui, C. Sol Gyong (C), K. Hyang Mi, CH. Yun Gyong, R. Hyang Sim, R. Un Sim, J. So Yon, K. Mi Gyong, C. Un Hwa, K. So Hyang

Zenith Ziva

1-North Korea kick off. The Koreans in possession but Nigerian defence clears
2- Courtney Dike scores Nigeria’s goal. Her second in five games
3- Asisat Oshoala concedes possession. Igbinovia wins Nigeria a free kick.
5- Loveth Ayila hits Nigeria’s first shot which K. Chol Ok saves
7- R. Hyang Sim concedes a throw-in. Njoku’s cross is dealt with
9- Okoye fouls Hyang Sim. Free kick to the Koreans. The kick was dangerous and the Asians win a corner. Chichi pulls a fine save for another corner
13- Sim (no 9) for Korea is a real menace. Meanwhile Dike is flagged offside within seconds
14- Oshoala dribbles a tad too long and loses what was potentially a scoring chance
15- Sarah Nnodim takes the ball off the Nigerian defence but Peter Dedevbo’s girls are losing the ball far too much
16- The concession of ball results to an own goal, ‘scored’ by Un Sim in jersey number 10 for Korea
19- K. So Hyang wastes a golden chance to score. Korea win a corner. The official possession at this time reads: Korea 65%, Nigeria 35%. Its still Nigeria 1,North Korea 0.
21- Igbinovia sweeps away a dangerous ball. Keeper Sandra Chichi shouts instructions to her defenders
22- Asisat Oshoala bears down at goal, side steps Ok in Korea goal and buries the ball home. Her 4th in five goals. Nigeria 2, North Korea 0
26- Chinwendu Ihezuo misses a chance to score
27- Okoye loses out in possession. C. Sol Gyong concedes a throw-in.
28- Oshoala’s pass to Dike is blasted off target by the latter
30- R. Un Sim latches to a fine cross, beats her marker and fires a shot into the net beyond Chichi’s reach. Korea score their goal. Its North Korea 1, Nigeria 2.
32- Ayinde’s poor touch gifts the ball to the Asiands But now Oshoala sprints away after Nigeria regain the ball. She’s fouled in the box but referee Margareth Domka waves play-on
34- The ball hits Sarah Nnodim and results to a corner
36- Igbinovia’s shot is tame. The Koreans regain the possession now
39- Ugo Njoku shields the ball brilliantly for Nigerian goal kick. Clever. Now she goes for a throw-in
41- Loveth Ayila’s speculative shot is blocked. Igbinovia is down writhing in pain from a ball that hit her stomach. She is up anyway.
45-North Korea corner. Pandemonium in the Falconets box but the ball is cleared. HT. North Korea 1- 2 Nigeria.
46- Dike’s shot palmed away for a corner.
49- Chichi gathers the ball from a cross.
50- Oshoala’s swift backheel to Dike fails to yield dividends
52- Ayila loses great pass from Oshoala
53- Uchechi Sunday in for Courtney Dike (Nigerian substitute).
54- GOAL!!! Uchechi Sunday volleys home Nigeria’s third goal from Oshoala’s cross. It was Sunday’s first touch of the ball. Nigeria 3, North Korea 1.
57- Sarah Nnodim receives treatment while Ayila takes a corner. Choe Un Hwang in, C. Un Hwa out (Korea sub).
60- GOAL!!! Asisat Oshoala blasts home a cracking shot off Ayila pass to score her 5th goal in five games
61- J. So Yon scores a left footed penalty that deceived Sandra Chichi. Ugo Njoku handled the ball inside the box
63- Loveth Ayila pushes her marker. The Falconets win a throw-in. A cross is misjudged by Chinwendu Ihezuo.
68- GOAL Oshoala muscles past her marker and fires past Chol Ok for her 6th goal of the World Cup and Nigeria’s 5th of the night.
70- Nigeria’s left back Abasi concedes throw in.
71- Sunday and Ayila combine beautifully but excellent reaction save by Ok from Sunday’s powerful shot results to a corner. Meanwhile Oshoala is receiving treatment from the medics. Worrying scene for Peter Dedevbo
73- Ayila’s cross almost goes in straight from the kick but Korean keeper deals with it
75- Abasi plays the ball out for Korean corner.
76- Sunday’s header off a corner is off target
77- Nnodim breaks Korean attacking threat from the middle of the park
78- Chichi saves a low shot on second attempt
79- Korea’s corner is saved by Chichi
81- Ugo Njoku’s free kick easily claimed by Korean keeper
83- Ayinde loses the ball
84- Asisat Oshoala steals the ball from an absent minded defender to stab home her fourth goal in this game. Seven strikes for the nimble-footed star
86- Oshoala and Sunday fail to score at their turns within few seconds
89- Chinwendu Ihezuo brilliantly chests down the ball but flagged offside. 3 added minutes confirmed.
90- Yetunde Adeboyejo in, Asisat Oshoala out (Nigerian sub).
90(+1)- Ihezuo is offside
93-FT. Nigeria win 6-2. Through to their second FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final, after 2010 feat

What do you think of Nigeria’s performance against North Korea in Wednesday’s 6-2 win in the semi finals game?

Do you think they can lift the World Cup on Sunday?

In your rating, is the Falconets of 2010 that reached the final of the Women World Cup in Germany better than the 2014 team or otherwise?

What areas should the team improve on in Sunday’s final? Please send your opinions and comments

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  • it was a brilliant performance. a better falconet than 2010. its certain falcont is lifting the trophy. congrate falconet

  • aderibole wole E 7 years ago

    Well done girls,d nigerian spirits in u wll help u to win this elusive trophy for us by the grace of God,we were almost dere 4yrs ago but this time around there is nothin stoping us wit ultmost determination n ressilence on d part of our girls the trophy woul be headin to aso rock for celebrations n cash gifts frm mr president.memory lane our golden Eaglets leds by fatai atere philips osondu,dimeji lawal,chris iwosu ,tony emodonfu n the acrobatic goalkeeper(late lemmy isa)dasseld the [email protected] Canada 87 fifa under 17 world cup loosing narowly on penalties in the finals to the then solvet unions USSR in canada,atleast to erased that painful defeat to the USSR aided by the ref.may the good God grant us victory come sunday.amen

  • Dr.Drey 7 years ago

    Awesome…… Awesome performance by d girls against the Dreaded asians. I can spot about 6 of these girls that can step up to the falcons straight away for d AWC in october. Igbinovia was magnificient, Njoku was @ her bullish best, Abasi reminded me of Florence Omagbemi while Asissat’the Assassin’ Oshola made me reminiscence Perpertua ‘pepe’ Nkwocha. Not forgetin Super Sunday, Courtney ‘ajebo’ Dike (she’s quite low on stamina tho…and stil cant last 90mins). I say more grease to ur elbows girls. Bt not uhuru yet. All these wil b a waste if dat cup dsnt cm home. Dont worry abt the burnt NFF secretariat, we wil look for a place to keep the trophy wen u bring it home girls

  • Ododo chigozie 7 years ago

    Yah brilliantly u have always shown the world y they can’t do without u guys as long as African as and world football is concern. We are solidly behind u guys to make Africa proud by bringing the cup home come Sunday.

  • TruthisBitter 7 years ago

    A wonderful performance…..Kudos to the girls….they have made us proud