Nigeria’s pursuit for a fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup title faced a stern test today, November 1, as the Golden Eaglets defeated the Brazilian team in a quarter final matches of the on-going Cadet Championships in Chile.
NigeriaXI: UDOH(GK), LAZARUS, ENOGELA, ZAKARI, MICHAEL, BAMGBOYE, CHUKWUEZE, OSIMHEN, NWAKALI (C), IKWU, ANUMUDU
Brazil XI: JULIANO (GK), ROGÉRIO, LEANDRO, ANDREY, L. HENRIQUE, EVANDER, LINCOLN (C), DODÔ, E. MILITÃO, ZÉ MARCOS, GUILHERME
FT: Nigeria 3-0 Brazil. Golden Eaglets through to the semi-finals
90+ Substitution: Funsho Bamgboye OFF, Chinedu Madueke ON
90+: We are into stoppage time now.
89: The Golden Eaglets break away but the linesman flag is up for an offside call. Stoppage time looms
85: CHANCE! Goalkeeper Juliano pulls off a fine save to deny Nigeria a fourth goal. The Golden Eaglets still pilling all the pressure.
80: Essien was substituted after picking up an injury. While Brazil brings on ERON for LINCOLN. We are into the final ten minutes of the game.
78: SUB! OKONKWO comes off the bench to replace ESSIEN. Nigeria 3-0 Brazil
76: Nwakali’s shot is blocked. The game gradually winding down, but still no goal in the second half. All goals coming in the first half.
75: Lazarus concede a free-kick following a challenge on Dodo.
70: Bamgboye illegally handles the ball and he’s shown a yellow card. He will also miss the semifinal game.
69: Chukwueze tries a shot from yards out but its off target. The Golden eaglets are in pursuit for more goals!
65: GUILHERME is yellow carded for a nasty foul. The Brazilians getting physical in this encounter.
63: Double Sub for Brazil! ARTHUR comes off the bench to replace L. HENRIQUE. GEOVANE IN, ANDREY out
61: SUB Nigeria! ESSIEN comes off the bench to replace MICHAEL.
57: All efforts by the Brazilians to get a goal back in this game have been thwarted. Nigeria 3-0 Brazil
54: Brazil Luis Henrique tries a shot on goal, but it is off-target. The South Americans finding it hard to get past Nigeria’s defense.
52: IKWU becomes the first Nigerian player to receive a yellow card in this game. He will the semi finals.
49: Corner kick to Brazil. It’s taken but yields no result as the Golden Eaglets take charge.
47: Nigeria try a shot on goal, but it is off-target. These young lads still want more, can they get more?
46: The second half is underway, are we going to see more goals in this game.
45+1: Referee brings the first half to an end. Nigeria 3-0 Brazil
45: Another easy save for Goalkeeper Udoh. We are into added time of the first half.
42: Osimhen is caught in an offside position. The Golden Eaglet are totally in control of the game!
37: Goalkeeper Udoh of Nigeria pulls off a save to deny Brazil. He’s been outstanding in this tournament.
34: GOALLLL!!! ANUMUDU scores again. A fine strike from yards out. Its now 3-0. What a game we have in Chile!
32: Osimhen is just one goal shy of equally Sinama Pongolle’s 9 goals in 2001 U-17 WC.
29: Another GOALLLLL!!!!! Michael double the lead in the space of one minute. The Golden Eaglets are on fire. Nigeria 2-0 Brazil
28: GOALLL!!! OSIMHEN scores. That’s his eight goal of the tournament. WHAT A PLAYER!
25: A nervy start for the Golden Eaglet of Nigeria as they concede another freekick.
21: CHANCE! Brazil! Leandro’s header almost sailed into the net after a brilliant cross from Luís Henrique
20: Nigeria concede a free-kick following a challenge from Osimhen on Brazil Dodo.
17: SO CLOSE! Zakari Lukman Hilaru’s header goes over the cross bar from a corner kick. Goal kick to Brazil
16: A balanced game so far with both teams having their chances to go a goal up.
15: Close! Osimhen has a scoring chance but delays his effort as Éder Militão clears the danger.
14: Brazil’s Evander shoots wide from the freekick.
13: Nigeria concede a free-kick in a dangerous position following a challenge on Brazil Lincoln.
10: Ze Marcos tries a shot on goal, but it is off-target. Nigeria 0-0 Brazil
8: Goalkeeper Udoh produces a fine save to deny Brazil the opening goal. The South Americans have started bright.
4: Brazilian Luiz Henrique tries a shot from yards out but his effort is blocked. He scored a 95th minute penalty to give Brazil a late win in the round of 16 game against Newzealand.
3: Nigeria wins a throw after a quick counter attack play.
1: LEANDRO (Brazil) is booked by the referee for a nasty foul on Michael in the opening seconds of the game. That has to be the fastest booking ever.
1: Brazil get us underway.
[MATCH REPORT] Nigeria 3-0 Brazil(PHOTOS)
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