1- Senegal kick off but Flying Eagles take initiative. Nigeria gets first throw-in. Foul throw; advantage Senegal
2- Free kick Senegal. But also Nigeria’s now. Nigeria recovers possession after sloppy play in midfield. A throw to Senegal
3- Musa Mohammed fouled. The Eagles are threatening but their effort foiled. Awoniyi’s shot blocked. Nigeria getrs first corner but a header gfoes wide off target
5- Senegal’s number 14 bears down goal but shoots off target with the goal at his mercy
7- Bernard Bulbwa of Nigeria caught offside. Free kick to Senegal but dealt well by Nigerian defence
8- GOAL! Taiwo Awoniyi scores Nigeria’s first goal. The striker chases down the ball, beating an onrushing keeper and sweeps home the ball
11- GOAL!! Taiwo Awoniyi scores again. The goal is similar to the first. The striker shrugs off the challenge of keeper and defender to score
14- free kick to Senegal. A half volley by the number 14 goes too high16- Musa’s is too tame, gathered by Sy in Senegal post.
18- The Eagles win a free kick but their exchange of passes almost got them into trouble in their penalty area
20- Throw-in Nigeria. They are giving away the ball rather too much
22. Souleymane Sarr’s shot is wayward, reprieve to Nigeria
23- Nigeria’s keeper, Olorunleke Ojo kicks ball for corner but the chance is again wasted with a shot off target
26- GOAL! Senegal reduces the score, Sidy Sarr (number 8) capitalising on uncertainty in the Flying Eagles defdending to score a left-footed effort
30- Senegal’s shooting has been abysmal. A comical defensive clearance hands Nigeria a cornet but Musa’s effort could not utilised by Ifeanyi Matthew
32- Nigeria gives away possession but thankfully now have a goal kick.
34- Manu Garba’s team give away a free kick now
36- Bernard Bulbwa and Ifeanyi Matthew exchange passes at the edge of Senegal’s area. Awoniyi lays a good pass to Ifeanyi but he blasts wide. A good chance gone
37- Senegal almost made it 2-2 but Flying Eagles clear their lines
39- Kone’s close range shot is tipped over for corner by Ojo
40- Awoniyi flagged offside
41- An in-swinging cross by Senegal and an ensuing header goes all wrong. Lucky Nigeria!
42- Keeper Sy saves from Musa’s free kick
43- GOAL!!! Ifeanyi Matthew scores a cracking goal; a shot from the edge of the box. Nigeria 3-1 Senegal
45- Half time: Nigeria 3-1 Senegal
45- Nigeria kick off the 2nd half in Dakar. The duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Chidera Eze kick off. Nigeria win a free kick
46- Throw-in Nigeria
47- Senegal forward flagged offside. Nigeria have a goal kick.
48- Bernard Bulbwa wastes a great chance with naïve shooting. Senegal’s number 12 guilty of same tame effort now
52- Awoniyi’s tricky and clever pass picks out Ifeanyi but the chance is wasted
54- Kone is fouled but Senegal’s resultant free kick goes off target
55- Sidy Sarr wins Senegal a throw. Awoniyi commits a foul as he tracks back
60- Kone prods the ball but his contact not strong enough.
61- Wasiu Jimoh replaces Bulbwa for Nigeria
68- Sidy Saar’s shot off taerget
71- Ibrahima Wadji (number 7) off for a teammate
72- A handball by Awoniyi. Nigerian fans thought it was penalty for Flying Eagles
76- Nigeria defenders guilty of ball watching. Free kick to Nigeria. Keeper Ojo fouled
79. Senegal’s Soro’s shot goes off. Alhassan subbed by Nwobodo for Nigeria
81- Wasiu Jimoh blasts away a golden chance, wayward shot
84- Senegal’s Saar controls brilliantly but Izu Omego of Nigeria shields the ball away from him
90- Mustapha wins a free kick for Nigeria. 3 minutes added after full time
90+3- A side footed pass by Jimoh meets Awoniyi but the ball is taken off his feet.
FT: Senegal 1-3 Nigeria
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