Sunday, 13 November 2016

Nigeria 3 - 1 Algeria: Moses Double Downs Algeria


Nigeria remain top of World Cup qualifying Group B thanks to a 3-1 victory over Algeria in Uyo on Saturday.

Chelsea's Victor Moses scored twice as Nigeria kept up their winning start to the group phase of 2018 World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over Algeria in Uyo to make it two wins out of two in Group B.

The Super Eagles took the lead through Moses in the 25th minute, and they made it 2-0 just before half-time when another Chelsea player, John Mikel Obi, beat Algeria's off-side trap to slot home as Algeria's defenders stood and watched.

Algeria did have chances to get back into the game - the best of them coming from Nabil Bentaleb who missed from close range.

Bentaleb made amends mid-way through the second half with a powerful shot from 25 yards to make it 2-1.

That goal made it a frenetic end to the match, with Nigeria making sure of the three points with a third goal - a second from Moses - in stoppage time to win 3-1.

Nigeria go top of Group B, after Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Zambia in Limbe.

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