Nigeria’s Super Eagles inspired by captain Mikel John Obi humbled Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina 4-2 inside the new Krasnodar Stadium in Russia on Tuesday night.
Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi scored twice as the Eagles fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side that was without five time Ballon D’OR winner, Lionel Messi, to secure a stunning victory
Sevilla star Ever Banega had beaten a poorly positioned Daniel Akpeyi in goal for Nigeria and who didn’t arrange his wall properly in the 14th minute to give Argentina the lead.
Sergio Aguero scored the Albiceleste’s second 8 minutes later after he finished with a tap in as Jorge Sampaoli’s side looked set to prosper despite the absence of Messi.
But the Super Eagles staged a superb come back which started just before the half time break as Kelechi Iheanacho scored from a free kick before Alex Iwobi’s early second half goal levelled things up for the Gernot Rohr tutored side.
Amkar Perm left wing back Bryan Idowu made it 3-2 minutes later.
Iwobi then sealed an impressive 4-2 victory for Nigeria, as he nut-megged Javier Mascherano before coolly firing in to the bottom corner in the 73rd minute.