Nigeria’s pursuit for a fifth FIFA U-17 World Cup title will face a stern test today, November 1, as the Golden Eaglets will be up against their Brazilian counterparts in one of the quarter final matches of the on-going Cadet Championships in Chile.
After a 2-1 defeat against Croatia in the last group game, the Golden Eaglets bounced back to winning ways to trounce Australia 6-0 in their second round game with top scorer of the tournament Victor Osimhen netting a treble.
Brazil scraped through its last 16 clash against New Zealand and must improve to beat the Eaglets.
The Eaglets are the defending champions having won the tournament in 2013 with Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and Mohammed Yahaya the leading lights.
This time however, Victor Oshiemen, Kelechi Nwakali, Chukwueze are the leading lights.
This game promises to be a cracker and Naij.com is on ground to bring you minute-by-minute account of the encounter.
NigeriaXI: UDOH(GK), LAZARUS, ENOGELA, ZAKARI, MICHAEL, BAMGBOYE, CHUKWUEZE, OSIMHEN, NWAKALI (C), IKWU, ANUMUDU
Brazil XI: JULIANO (GK), ROGÉRIO, LEANDRO, ANDREY, L. HENRIQUE, EVANDER, LINCOLN (C), DODÔ, E. MILITÃO, ZÉ MARCOS, GUILHERME
52: IKWU becomes the first Nigerian player to receive a yellow card in this game.
49: Corner kick to Brazil. It’s taken but yields no result as the Golden Eaglets take charge.
47: Nigeria try a shot on goal, but it is off-target. These young lads still want more, can they get more?
46: The second half is underway, are we going to see more goals in this game.
45+1: Referee brings the first half to an end. Nigeria 3-0 Brazil
45: Another easy save for Goalkeeper Udoh. We are into added time of the first half.
42: Osimhen is caught in an offside position. The Golden Eaglet are totally in control of the game!
37: Goalkeeper Udoh of Nigeria pulls off a save to deny Brazil. He’s been outstanding in this tournament.
34: GOALLLL!!! ANUMUDU scores again. A fine strike from yards out. Its now 3-0. What a game we have in Chile!
32: Osimhen is just one goal shy of equally Sinama Pongolle’s 9 goals in 2001 U-17 WC.
29: Another GOALLLLL!!!!! Michael double the lead in the space of one minute. The Golden Eaglets are on fire. Nigeria 2-0 Brazil
28: GOALLL!!! OSIMHEN scores. That’s his eight goal of the tournament. WHAT A PLAYER!
25: A nervy start for the Golden Eaglet of Nigeria as they concede another freekick.
21: CHANCE! Brazil! Leandro’s header almost sailed into the net after a brilliant cross from Luís Henrique
20: Nigeria concede a free-kick following a challenge from Osimhen on Brazil Dodo.
17: SO CLOSE! Zakari Lukman Hilaru’s header goes over the cross bar from a corner kick. Goal kick to Brazil
16: A balanced game so far with both teams having their chances to go a goal up.
15: Close! Osimhen has a scoring chance but delays his effort as Éder Militão clears the danger.
14: Brazil’s Evander shoots wide from the freekick.
13: Nigeria concede a free-kick in a dangerous position following a challenge on Brazil Lincoln.
10: Ze Marcos tries a shot on goal, but it is off-target. Nigeria 0-0 Brazil
8: Goalkeeper Udoh produces a fine save to deny Brazil the opening goal. The South Americans have started bright.
4: Brazilian Luiz Henrique tries a shot from yards out but his effort is blocked. He scored a 95th minute penalty to give Brazil a late win in the round of 16 game against Newzealand.
3: Nigeria wins a throw after a quick counter attack play.
1: LEANDRO (Brazil) is booked by the referee for a nasty foul on Michael in the opening seconds of the game. That has to be the fastest booking ever.
1: Brazil get us underway.
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