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Summary

Nigeria sweep aside Argentina

The Africans took a huge stride towards a place in the quarter-finals when they beat Argentina 5-3 in their Group D curtain-raiser in Rio.

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Line-up

1
1
4
2
5
4
7
9
8
10

Substitute(s)

12
12
2
3
3
5
6
6
9
7
10
8
11
11

Coaches

Kelechi EMETEOLE (NGA)
(ARG) Hector PETRASSO

Officials

Referee: MESZAROS Istvan (HUN)Second referee: SHARIFAT Ali (IRN)Third referee: POSTMA George (NED)Timekeeper: EIRIZ Ruben (ESP)

Statistics

35Shots35
2Corner kicks6
0Overheads3
1Yellow cards3
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
38%Possession (%)62%
  • Nigeria-Argentina
  • Nigeria-Argentina
  • Nigeria - Argentina
  • Nigeria - Argentina
  • Nigeria - Argentina
  • Nigeria - Argentina

They beat us last year and we were determined not to let that happen again. It was a very tough match but we took our chances up front and that made all the difference. Ogbonnaya Okemmiri, Nigeria player