Algeria 1 – 1 Nigeria – Algeria hold Super Eagles in Constantine. It wasn’t the prettiest of performances from Nigeria, but they showed good grit and determination to hold Algeria who picked up their only point of the campaign. The home side defended well and showed good desire to get forward, but, in the end, they were unable to muster up enough to beat the Super Eagles.
Algeria held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in their final Russia 2018 World Cup Qualifying series at the Stade Mohamed-Hamlaoui on Friday evening.
Brahimi penalty denies Super Eagles victory in Constantine. The Porto man denied the Super Eagles the maximum points with a late penalty after John Ogu had opened the scoring with a neat strike
A late spot kick from captain Yaccine Brahimi cancelled out John Ogu’s stunning 63rd minute opener to deprive Gernot Rohr’s side – already qualified for the quadrennial showpiece – their second away victory of a successful campaign.
With the match of less importance to the Super Eagles – and injuries to key members of the squad, Gernot Rohr rang the changes, most notably with a fresh forward line as Hapoel Beer Sheva’s Anthony Nwakaeme, flanked by Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi, was handed his international debut. Wilfried Ndidi was retained in midfield alongside Oghenekaro Etebo and John Ogu. Leon Balogun skippered the side as Mikel Obi watched from the sidelines.
Algeria 1 – 1 Nigeria | English Premier League – Match Highlights
- 62′ 0 – 1 John Ogochukwu Ogu scores and sends the Super Eagles of Nigeria with one goal ahead when he struck a left-footed missile outside the Algeria goal area which sails into the net. What a strike!
- 88′ 1 – 1 [Penalty Goal] Yacine Brahimi the FC Porto man scores as he sends goalkeeper Ezenwa the wrong way and scores is even now shortly after a Yellow card was shown to Baghdad Bounedjah.
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