MATCH CENTRE

WED 26 JUNE 2019, 16:30, ALEXANDRIA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Super Eagles edge Guinea to book Round of 16 berth

by BackPageTXT

Wed June 26, 18:36

Nigeria beat Guinea 1-0 at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday to book their place in the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles are the first team to seal their ticket into the next round, thanks to a second-half goal from Kenneth Omeruo.

Following a lively start on the Mediterranean coast, which conjured chances for both teams - the game hit a bit of a lull amid the blazing conditions.

Odion Ighalo squandered a glorious chance to give Nigeria the lead in the 32nd minute after beating the offside trap, but instead of passing to an unmarked Ahmed Musa the forward went for goal himself - managing only to trouble the side-netting.

Ibrahim Koné pulled off two top saves to deny Alex Iwobi either side of the break, but the shot-stopper could to nothing to keep out Omeruo's header in the 73rd minute of the game.

The centre-back ghosted past his marker before sending a towering header past Koné from a Moses Simon corner-kick to fire Nigeria in front.

Syli Nationale pushed bodies forward in search of the equaliser, but Nigeria held firm to claim all three points.

Nigeria (0) 1 (Omeruo 73')

Guinea (0) 0

Nigeria: Akpeyi; Aina, Balogun, Awaziem, Omeruo, Ndidi, Etebo, Musa, Ighalo (Onuachu 88'), Simon (Kalu 90+3'), Iwobi (Chukwueze 78').

Guinea: Kone; Sylla, Seka, Falette, Dyrestam (Sidibe 73'), Diawara, N.Keita (Bangoura 71'), Cisse, Kamano (Koita 82'), Traore, Kaba.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ALEXANDRIA STADIUM
NIGERIA GOALS GUINEA GOALS
22. Kenneth Omeruo (73')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
NIGERIA STARTING LINEUP GUINEA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
12
Defender
20
Defender
66'
5
Defender
73'
22
Defender
27'
6
Defender
6
Defender
73'
18
2
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
78'
18
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
90'
8
Midfielder
71'
8
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
82'
10
Forward/Striker
62'
7
Forward/Striker
16
Forward/Striker
90 + 3'
15
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
88'
9
Forward/Striker
21
SUBSTITUTIONS
Samuel Chukwueze
Forward/Striker
78'
13
Baissama Sankoh
Defender
71'
20
Ebere Onuachu
Forward/Striker
88'
14
Ousmane Sidibe
Defender
73'
14
Samuel Kalu
Forward/Striker
90 + 3'
17
Fode Koita
Forward/Striker
82'
19
CARDS
Ahmed Musa
Forward/Striker
62'
7
Falette Simon
Defender
27'
6
Peter Oghenekaro Etebo
Midfielder
90'
8
Ernest Seka
Defender
66'
5
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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