Minute By Minute: Nigeria Vs Chile





FT: Nigeria 5-1 Chile.

90+2- A Chilean goal by skipper Allande has been disallowed. Nigeria 5-1 Chile.

90+1- Lukman Zakari goes down and claims to have been fouled. No freekick, rather we have Chilean throw.

90-Captain Kelechi Nwakali misses this time. Its still 5-1 to Nigeria. Three minutes added to normal time.

88- Anumudu shot produces a corner. Now the Eaglets get another penalty. Osimhen nudged to the ground.

88- Chile number 20 shoots wide off target

85- GOAL! Victor Osimhen makes it 5-0. The striker leaps high to nod home John Lazarus' cross. His third goal in two games.

Funsho Bamgboye gets a straight red card for a bad tackle. 15 fouls committed by Nigeria, 9 by Chile.

80- Udoh is a contender for the Man of the Match in the game.

Kelechi Nwakali concedes a throw. Chile build from the rear again

77- Throw-in after a corner earlier for Chile. Udoh Akpan has been good in Nigerian goal.

75- Kingsley Michael with a low shot for Nigeria after exchange of passes. Chile threaten to score but Ejike Ikwu gets a freekick for Nigeria.

Chilean defenders clears a goal-bound shot! Nigeria still in control. Udochukwu Anumudu fires a shot but it goes out

73' Substitution for Nigeria – Micheal comes in to replace Agor 

63- The two teams resort to long balls. Nigeria about to make a substitution. Meanwhile Bamgboye gets a freekick.

Diaz shots and gets a corner but the chances are wasted.

67- Udoh with a double save. Corner taken but the Nigerians counter. Funsho Bamgboye's shot is off target though.

65- Chukwueze receives medical attention. Osimhen steps up. Scores. Nigeria 4-0 Chile

63- Udoh sends a long punt. A penalty for Nigeria. Samuel Chukwueze brought down by Brian Leiva, who is booked.

The forward exchanged passes with Osimhen after a driving run, then takes out two defenders with a feigned shot and then fires a low left-footed shot.

63' Chile subs – Pinto comes in to replace Jara 

GOAL! Samuel Chukwueze makes it 3-0 for Nigeria.

60- Victor Osimhen's cross across the goal eludes Chukwudi Agbor

57- Nwakali drags his shot wide after a cut back from Osimhen. The Eaglets should have been a corner then but they get it now thanks to Osimhen's effort.

59- Leiva's shot is parried out by the impressive Udoh.

Udoh saves a low shot on second attempt. Freekick to Chile now.

The Eaglets lose possession now but the ball is cleared awkwardly. Throw-in to Chile.

55' Nigeria makes substitution – Bbamgboye comes in off the bench to replace Ebere 

54- John Lazarus with a brilliant tackle there. Nigeria's counter stopped.

49- Chukwudi Agbor is flagged offside. A throw-in to Chile now. They slice Nigeria's defence but get a double corner.

48- Victor Osimhen booked for a foul.

47- Chile's corner dealt with by the Nigerians who concede a throw-in.

45- The hosts are in control of things now but Allande, their skipper gets a freekick. And another. Zakari the culprit.

45- Kick off by Chile.

Chile had 54% ball possession in the first half while Nigeria had 46% ball possession.

Chile had 6 attempts, Nigeria had 9, with 2 each from teams on target.

Chile committed 5 fouls, Nigeria committed 6 fouls.

Udoh Akpan made 2 crucial saves, none was made by his opposite number, Lopez.

45- HT. Nigeria lead by 2-0. Goals from Samuel Chukwueze (1) and Kelechi Nwakali (pen, 17).

44- Leiva's cross shot whizzles out for goal kick.

43- Osimhen goes on a mazy run but the ball is stolen from him. Nigeria snuff out a Chilean counter attacking move.

42- Chile gets a corner. John Lazarus heads the ball out. But a shot from a Chilean is off target.

41- Victor Osimhen is fouled by Diego Gonzalez who is booked. Freekick Nigeria.

40- Throw-in to Chile but its Nigeria's turn now..

38- Yellow card to Udochukwu Anumudu for a foul. He will miss Croatia game. The freekick is headed out

36- Nigeria's corner punched away by Chilean keeper but now a throw-in to Chile

36' Chile make substitution – Leiva (in) comes off the bench to replace Soto (out)32' Chile try a shot on goal, but it is off-target.

30' Udoh makes a world class save to keep Nigeria's advantage in the game.

22- Jara comes close to pulling one back. Clatters into Akpan, who goes down on a heap. And stays down

22' Nigeria concede a free-kick following a challenge on a player from Chile.

17- Kelechi Nwakali steps up to convert Nigeria's penalty and second goal. 2-0 to Nigeria.

12' Nigeria concede a free-kick following a challenge on a player from Chile.

10' Nigeria try a shot on goal, but it is off-target.

8' Chile try a shot on goal, but it is off-target.

3- Chile get a throw-in but Nigeria in possession

2- Nigeria get a throw-in. They lose possession to Chile however.

1- Samuel Chukwueze scores for Nigeria in 30 seconds!

The steiker receives Victor Osimhen's cross and side foots into the net. 1-0.

1- Kick off by Nigeria. Chile have three players on the yellow card list, Nigeria have Udochukwu Anumudu yellow-carded.

The national anthems of Chile and Nigeria sang, the Nigerian anthem first to be rendered.

What are your thoughts on Nigeria's victory? Are they good enough to retain the U17 World Cup title?

Who was your best player of the game? Send your views using the Leave A Reply column.

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  1. Reply Post By Otome Adamidenyo

    The Eaglets are sure of the trophy.
    Africa unite….

  2. Reply Post By Adeoti samuel sunday

    Nigeria team has what it takes to retain the trophy. God bless Nigeria.

  3. Reply Post By justice Lucky

    Nigeria is good for the trophy Αη∂ it can only get better for the Eaglets….Osimien has been very out standing

  4. Reply Post By Oladipupo Damilare Ajayi

    This trophy is coming home to Nigeria, that the only country it belong to bcos our boys has what it takes to with the help of God. Keep it up guys…..

  5. Nice one guys u guy can do it

  6. Reply Post By Senator Ibe Ukam

    The eaglets want to prove that they are the giants of Africa

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