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Minute By Munite: Mexico Vs Nigeria

Minute By Munite: Mexico Vs Nigeria

1. Nigeria earn first corner moments after kick off
4 min- Mexico threaten with a promising attack but foiled by the Nigerian defence
7 min- Mexico’s Nieto blazes her shot high and wide. The Mexicans’ first real chance at goal
11 min- Falconets thwart a Mexican effort and soon afterwards almost scored through a Chinwendu Ihezuo blocked shot
13 min- Asisat Oshoala side foots her shot with her right foot when the left would have sufficed. Wasted chance!
14 min- Mexican freekick but blasted high and wide
18 min- Stella Nnodim breaks a Mexican move, resulting in a throw-in for the Central Americans
20 min- Halimatu Ayinde kicks the ball straight into the hands of Mexico’s keeper, Cecilia Santiago
22 min: Goal! Chichi clears with her head sensing danger as a forward bears down the goal but Fabiola Ibarra loops the ball beyond keeper and her recovering defender
30 min- Halimatu Ayinde once wastes a good chance, directing her shot wide
32 min- Loveth Ayila produces Nigeria’s best effort at the Mexican goal area, hitting a rasping shot that is punched away for a throw in by Santiago in goal for Mexico
38 min- Game temporarily halted due to injury to a Mexican player
42 min- Goal! Osarenoma Igbinovia hits a speculative shot but it nestles into the net, taking a deflection on itas way goalward
47 min- The first half ends
45 mon- Falconets kick off the 2nd half
46 min- Chinwendu Ihezuo’s tame shot gathered at second attempt by Santiago, with Oshoala desperate to score from the rebound. She however injures thr keeper
48 min- Courtney Dike replaces Adeboyejo
51- Njoku continues Nigeria’s wastefulness in front of goal with a wayward shot
55 min- Chichi punches away an in-swinging Mexican cross
56 min- Chichi in goal for Nigeria makes another rash decision of leaving her line, giving the Mexicans impetus to put Nigerian defence under pressure
57 min- Chichi saves from a direct shot at goal
57 min- Espinoza (in) comes off the bench in place of Perez
63 min- Njoku’s cross-shot almost dipped into the Mexican net but Santiago reads the flight of the deceptive ball
65 min- A promising Falconets attack not utilised as Mexico defend bravely
70 min- Njoku receives treatment from the medics after clash of bodies with her keeper Sandra Chichi
72 min- Njoku’s free header from an in -swinging corner kick not on target
75 min- Asisat Oshoala’s shot from edge of the box not powerful enough to cause any havoc
76 min- Loveth Ayila’s left-footed shot miss target. She should have sought penetration with a team mate or two. Nigeria soon had two chances but as usual, same wastefulness and lack of ideas at crucial moments continue
84 min- Antonio comes off the bench to replace Lopez for Mexico’s change
Uchechi Sunday comes off the bench to replace Loveth Ayila
85 min- Oshoala blasts her shot wide from close range
89 min- Santiago pulls off a great save for Mexico
90 min-Free kick awarded Nigeria with Igbinova fouled.
90+3 min: Game ends 1-1 in Mexico vs Nigeria game
Falconets’ draw Mexico

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