Nigeria 3 – 1 Algeria for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier as the Super Eagles of Nigeria took full attack against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.
Nigeria recorded victories on Saturday as qualifying continued across Africa for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Algeria also suffered their first competitive defeat since the 2015 Nations Cup, losing 3-1 away to Nigeria who moved top of Group B.
Chelsea’s Victor Moses scored twice as Nigeria kept up their winning start to the group phase of 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over Algeria in Uyo to make it two wins out of two in Group B. The Super Eagles took the lead through Moses in the 25th minute, and they made it 2-0 just before half-time when another Chelsea player, John Mikel Obi, beat Algeria’s off-side trap to slot home as Algeria’s defenders stood and watched. Victor Moses scored two of Nigeria’s goals against Algeria Algeria did have chances to get back into the game – the best of them coming from Nabil Bentaleb who missed from close range. Bentaleb made amends mid-way through the second half with a powerful shot from 25 yards to make it 2-1.
That goal made it a frenetic end to the match, with Nigeria making sure of the three points with a third goal – a second from Moses – in stoppage time to win 3-1. Nigeria go top of Group B, afterCameroonwere held to a 1-1 draw at home byZambiain Limbe.
Nigeria 3 – 1 Algeria 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Match Highlights
- 1 – 0 25′ Victor Moses.
- 2 – 0 42′ John Obi Mikel.
- 2 – 1 67′ Nabil Bentaleb.
- 3 – 1 90+2′ Victor Moses.
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