Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

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The victory represents the one of the Eagles best performance under German coach, Gernot Rohr.

You can keep up to date with every kick of the ball (and throw-ins too) from Russia with our inimitable live coverage, right here on AS English.

With three centre-backs and Banega deep, Argentina toyed with the front three of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel, while their shuttlers in midfield - Lo Celso and Perez, took up positions outside of Wilfred Ndidi and John Ogu, creating space for Paulo Dybala to work in.

The forward has barely featured for his new employers, and with competition growing in his wide forward position, could be in real danger of losing his squad place when the Super Eagles return to his former stomping grounds in seven months' time.

Speaking with Sports Vanguard ahead of the friendly holding in far away Russia, Okpalla said, "there are no more friendly matches these days".

They have met at Under-17, Under-20, Under-23 and senior level, dating back to 1993 when Nigeria's U17s played Argentina for the first time.

Debutant Idowu made it 3-2 in favour of Nigeria moments later when he latched onto a pass inside the box delivered by Iheanacho.

The 29-year-old had become his nation's joint-third highest scorer in history when he found the net in the first half, but he fell ill in the changing room at the break.

SERGIO AGUERO was taken to hospital last night after fainting at half-time in Argentina's friendly defeat to Nigeria in Russia.