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Check Live Score: Nigeria vs Burundi

Check Live Score: Nigeria vs Burundi

Starting XI for Nigeria
Daniel Akpeyi, Shehu, Aina, Ndidi, Ekong, Omeruo, Chukwueze, Mikel, Onuachu, Etebo, Iwobi

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1’ — Burundi takes the kickoff
Nigeria are in their traditional green and white home stripes while Burundi are dressed in all red with white lining on their jersey
Burindi gets the game underway as they play from the right side of the screen to the left

3’ — Iwobi wins first free kick
Alex Iwobi wins free kick for Nigeria in Burundi’s half after the Arsenal attacker was brought down in the middle of the pitch.

5’ — Onuachu’s goal attempt Paul Onuachu was found by a cross from Jamilu Collings from the left flank but Burundi’s defenders were on ground to force the tall striker to make a mistake

7’ — Chukwueze’s shot Villarreal attacker Samuel Chukwueze launched a close range shot after connecting with Shehu Abdullahi’s pass from the right flank but his shot was deflected by the opponents. Chukwueze tried dribbling his way into Burundi’s defence line before firing the shot which was blocked by the defenders

11’ — Burundi’s chance The Swallows are trying to make something happen in the Nigerian back line but Kenneth Omeruo was in line to clear the danger off the Super Eagles box.

14’ — Superb save from Nahimana Burundi goalkeeper Nahimana saved Paul Onuachu’s header from making into the net and the Swallows immediately launched a counter attacking move on the Super Eagles, but Daniel Akpeyi was also on ground to stop Berahino from powering his side ahead Berahino’s volley was goal-bound but the South African based goalkeeper was in the right place to keep the ball from going through

18’ — Akpeyi’s error Daniel Akpeyi tried pulling a stunt but ended up giving away corner kick to Burundi but the Swallows failed to utilise the opportunity

22’ — Ola Aina’s harsh tackle Ola Aina was too physical on Mustafa has he conceded foul to Burundi as both sides are finding their first goal of the match

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25’ — Mustafa fouls Etebo Oghenekaro Etebo wins free kick in the opponent’s half after Mustafa tripped the Stoke City attacker on the left flank

 27’ — Onuachu’s weak shot Paul Onuachu fired another shot into Burundi’s goal but the shot was too weak and the goalkeeper was saved the ball

28’ — Chukwueze’s wasteful effort Samuel Chukwueze was presented with a glorious chance but the Villarreal star fired the ball out of play after receiving a superb pass from Alex Iwobi from the left flank

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28’ — Chukwueze’s wasteful effort Samuel Chukwueze was presented with a glorious chance but the Villarreal star fired the ball out of play after receiving a superb pass from Alex Iwobi from the left flank

29’ — Akpeyi with another shaky save Daniel Akpeyi saved another shot from Gael Bigirimana but the South Africa keeper was not confident in front of goal as the Swallows continue to mount pressure on the Super Eagles

35’ — Iwobi’s shot blocked Alex Iwobi’s shot from the left wing was blocked after driving in from the left wing of the pitch but the corner was wasted as Mikel Obi was unable to head the ball in the right direction

38’ — Burundi denied by woodworks The Swallows made another attempt with a superb header from Frederic Nsabiyumva but the wood works saved the Super Eagles from conceding first in the game

40’ — Shehu Abdullahi stretched out Shehu Abdullahi has been stretched out of play as Chidozie Awaziem comes up for the Bursaspor star few minutes before half time.

45’ — Mikel’s waste Captain Mikel Obi had a chance to set Paul Onuachu up but the attacker fell even before he was able to pass the ball to the striker but the Swallows took advantage as they launched a quick counter attack but they were also unable to finish up. And the Seychelles referee signaled the end of the first half as both teams remain goalless in the match

46’ — 2nd half underway Nigeria get us underway at the Alexandria Stadium for the second half of their Africa Cup of Nations opening group game against Burundi in Egypt

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47’ — Awaziem concedes foul Nigeria’s Awaziem trips Fiston Abdul Razak on the left flank as Burundi wins first free kick int he second half of the meeting but failed to make good use of the kick

50’ — Bigirimana’s drive Bigirimana intercept a pass which passed Etebo in the midfield and the Burundi star drove into Nigeria’s danger zone but eventually lost the ball due to confusion with his teammate

52’ — Ola Aina’s cross cleared Ola Aina made a beautiful move from the left flank and cross the ball into Burundi’s danger zone but the away team’s defender calmly gifts Nigeria a corner kick

56’ — Iwobi’s connection with Mikel failed Alex Iwobi tried connecting with Mikel Obi but the captain of the team was unable to control the ball talk-less of utilising it when he had it

58’ — Mikel Obi comes out for Ahmed Musa Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi makes way for Ahmed Musa as the technical adviser makes tactician substitution in a bid to find the back of the net in this fixture

61’ — Super Eagles tries to make something happen Nigeria tried to make something happen with Ahmed Musa and Iwobi playing 1-2 ball but the Al Nassr forward failed to make a good use of the final ball

65’ — Duhayindavyi tries Akpeyi Duhayindavyi fires a shot from 25-yard but the ball went far away from goal after Wilfred Ndidi was dispossessed in the middle of the park

70’ — Chukwueze’s solo run Chukwueze dribbled past four Burundi defenders but he missed his kick when he tried firing home a close range shot

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72’ — Ndidi’s defending Superb defending from Wilfred Ndidi after clearing danger from Burundi’s corner kick from the left flank as both teams remain without a goal in the fixture

73’ — Odion Ighalo on for Onuachu Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr makes final substitution as Odion Ighalo comes on for Paul Onuachu who has not really been effective during his stay on the pitch

75’ — Timely save from Akpeyi Daniel Akpeyi rushed to save a floating ball in the Nigerian danger zone as he averts danger from looming in his side’s back line

77’ — Gooooaaaallll Super sub, Odion Ighalo powers Nigeria ahead in the 77th minute after sending Burundi goalkeeper the wrong way

79’ — Akpeyi with another poor save Daniel Akpeyi seems jittery after the Burundians tried floating the ball into the Nigerian defence line in a bid to equalise almost immediately after conceding their first goal
81’ — William Troost-Ekong currently receiving treatment Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong needed medical attention after being fouled by a Burundi attacker

85’ — Awaziem with a sweeping save Awaziem made a sweeping save for the Super Eagles to deny the Swallows from leveling up after stopping Razak’s cross from making contact with his teammates

87’ — Ighalo with another attempt Odion Ighalo tried another shot from outside the box but his attempt failed to find target with less than three minutes to wrap up their first game

91’ — Musa’s cross Super Eagles launched a quick counter attacking move through Ahmed Musa on the left flank, but his effort failed to find his teammate after hastily crossing the ball into the opponent’s danger zone

93’ — Final whistle
Burundi takes the final kick through a corner kick but the referee sounded the final whistle after the away team failed to convert the chance in the game

Nigeria takes all three points after the first match of the competition.

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