U20 World Cup – Flying Eagles Off To Winning Start With Win Over Dominican Republic
The Nigeria U20 team started their campaign at the U20 World Cup with a comeback 2-1 win over Dominican Republic in their first game of the tournament, OwnGoalNigeria.com reports.
Nigeria started the game the better side but just when they were starting to build momentum for a possible chance at scoring, Dominican Republic were awarded a penalty after the Video Assistance Referee (VAR) judged that Benjamin Fredrick committed a foul in the box.
Edison Azcona dispatched the penalty with ease to hand his side a shock lead in the 23rd minute. It came totally against the run of play. Nigeria however restored parity with Daniel Bameyi’s long throw forcing an own goal eight minutes later.
Both teams went into the half level with Nigeria the better side. They finally got the win their performance deserves with twenty minutes left to play. Samson Lawal capitalized on a poor back pass to score what ended as the winner for Nigeria.
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