Atletico Madrid edge out Nigeria in enthralling contest
NEWS DIGEST – In an entertaining friendly encounter played at the Godswill Akpabio stadium on tuesday evening, the Rojiblancos prevailed with a 3-2 scoreline.
The Super Eagles took the lead after 32 minutes as Arsenal younster Nwakali unleashed a screamer from 25 yards which flew past Jan Oblak into the top corner, giving the shot-stopper no chance.
Nigeria’s lead lasted for just one minute as Atletico responded with Angel Correa finding the back of the net with a delicious strike.
Before the commencement of the second half, Atletico made five changes with Fernando Torres among the players brought on.
Atletico started the second half brightly and were rewarded with a goal by Fernando Torres to give the spanish side the lead.
The Super Eagles levelled up with 10 minutes remaining as substitute Mohammed brilliantly beat his marker and slotted home with enviable delicacy.
But in the 85th minute, Borja restored Atletico’s lead, netting the third goal to seal a 3-2 win for the Rojiblancos.
The result ensures the crowning of Atletico as champions of the Go tv Max Cup.
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