Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi steered Nigeria to a memorable 4:2 victory over Argentina in an international friendly played on Tuesday evening at the Krasnodar stadium in Russia.
Argentina controlled proceedings from the kick off and broke the deadlock in the 28th minute courtesy of a sublime freekick from Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega after Chippa United’s Nigerian custodian Daniel Akpeyi, handled the ball outside his area.
The Jorge Sampaoli charges pushed for a second and their efforts paid off in the 37th minute when Manchester City talisman Sergio Aguero tapped in a Christian Pavon cross to double the lead before Leicester City Attacker, Kelechi Ihenacho pulled one back courtesy of a well taken freekick at the stroke of halftime.
German tactician Gernot Rohr made changes to his squad during the break and the changes paid off in the 49th minute when Kelechi Ihenacho set up Arsenal star Alex Iwobi to grab the equalizer.
Substitute Bryan Idowu added the third goal in the 53rd minute before Alex Iwobi completed his brace and Nigeria’s memorable morale boosting comeback ahead of the 2018 world cup in Russia.