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Flying Eagles crash out of FIFA U20 World Cup

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles crashed out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland after suffering a 2-1 defeat by Senegal in their round of 16 clash on Monday night, June 3, at Lodz Stadium.

The encounter saw Senegal take the kick-off and in the 10th minute, Tijani came close to netting the opener after winning a header in the penalty box, but his effort was only good for the roof of the net.

After half hour of football, injured-Maxwell Effiom was replaced by Sor, with scores still 0-0.

Four minutes later, Sor came close to open scores, but his effort as saved by the Senegalese.

However, on the 36th minute, Amadou Sagna netted the game’s opening goal to hand Senegal the lead, with the scoreboard reading Senegal 1-0 .

On the dot of 45 minutes, Flying Eagles chance to level scores through Ikouwem’s free-kick was blocked, but against the run of play Senegal doubled their lead through Ibrahima Niane to go into the break with a two-goal lead.

In the second-half, the Flying Eagles improved on their first-half performance after the restart, and on the 50th minute mark, Nigeria reduced the deficit through Aniekeme Okon ,who deflected Success Makanjoula’s free-kick to alter the scores to Senegal 2-1 Nigeria.


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