World Cup 2018: Iceland lose to Nigeria, Argentina dreams alive
Iceland lose to Nigeria : The entire of Argentina will express gratitude toward Ahmed Musa for the two objectives that he scored on Friday as Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 in their Group D apparatus at the Volgograd Arena.
Iceland’s misfortune implies Argentina’s crusade in the competition is as yet alive as Nigeria moved to the second spot in the gathering behind Croatia with 3 focuses in 2 diversions.
Musa scored a splendid prop in the second half to guarantee triumph for his side despite the fact that the scoreline could have been diverse had Gylfi Sigurdsson not missed a punishment for Iceland.
After a goalless first half, Musa broke the gridlock in the 49th moment after Victor Moses dashed profound into the Iceland half and twisted a cross to the close post. Musa deftly controlled the ball before pummeling it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.
The 25-year-old at that point multiplied the lead in the 75th moment, getting the ball on the left half of the Iceland punishment territory. He mazed his way past Halldorsson and picked his spot in the Iceland objective to take his count of World Cup objectives to 4. This was likewise Musa’s third progressive objective in World Cups for Nigeria.
Nigeria will now confront Argentina in its last gathering match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. On the off chance that Nigeria wins, it will progress to the round of 16. Be that as it may, if Argentina guarantees each of the three focuses, it can at present progress contingent upon the aftereffect of the other match amongst Croatia and Iceland.
Iceland had an opportunity to get one back however Gylfi Sigurdsson sent an extra shot path over the Nigeria bar in the 83rd moment. The punishment was granted after a video survey demonstrated that Alfred Finnbogason had been brought around Tyronne Ebuehi.
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Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 attract its opening match, with Lionel Messi missing a punishment. Furthermore, with Croatia directing the Argentines 3-0 on Thursday, it opened the path for Iceland to guarantee the gathering’s second spot in the round of 16.
Be that as it may, Nigeria’s second-half show in Volgograd was seemingly tantamount to any in the World Cup and came after a genuinely bleak first half in which the Super Eagles did not enroll a shot on target.
Nigeria mentor Gernot Rohr rolled out some strategic improvements, including carrying Musa into the beginning lineup to infuse some pace into the assault. Likewise, Nigeria commander John Obi Mikel played in a more protective part in midfield, his quality shoring up the guard against Iceland’s two-man forward line.
The win likewise vindicated the choice of Rohr to redesign his assault after a limp 2-0 annihilation to Croatia in Nigeria’s opener, acquiring Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho to the detriment of strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.
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