Friday, January 21, 2022

Atletico Defeat Nigeria 3-2, Gotv Max Cup

Atletico Madrid haev defeated the Super Eagles 3-2 in Uyo to win the GOtv Max Cup yesterday, Tuesday.

Kelechi Nwakali was wonderful as he put the home team in front with a superb strike from outside the box that beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to

However, the Europa League champions Atletico drew level soon after when Emem Eduok was dispossessed in his own half of the pitch.

Replacement, Destiny Ashadi should have restored the Eagles lead just before the interval, but he shot way off target from right inside the box after he was set up by the bright and agile Samad Kadiri.

Substitute Fernando Torres put Atletico ahead for the very first time on 64 minutes after they had missed a sitter earlier in the second half.

The former Liverpool star was presented with a special gift to celebrate his final game for Atletico after this game.

Usman Mohammed will then draw the Nigerians level in the 79th minute with a great solo goal when he dribbled his way inside the box.

However, when both teams were getting set for a penalty shootout to decide the winners of the GOtv Max Cup, Borja Garcies fired past goalkeeper Femi Thomas from inside the box for the winner five minutes from time.

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