The Flying Eagles of Nigeria are through to the quarterfinals of the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
The Flying Eagles stunned Argentina 2-0 on Wednesday night to win their Round of 16 clash.
Two goals, including a stoppage time clincher, all scored in the second at the Estadio San Juan del Bicentinario, ensured Nigeria’s improbable defeat of the Argentines, the most successful side, at this level, in the world.
After a closely fought first half had ended goalless, the Flying Eagles stepped up its attacking play, and it was Ibrahim Beji Muhammed that got the opening goal for Nigeria, just past the hour mark.
Resolute defending preserved Nigeria’s lead, until a minute into 13 minutes of the added time, when Rilwanu Sarki was at the end of a swift counter attack, and headed-in the clincher that saw the record six time winners crash out of the World Cup.
For Coach Ladan Bosso and his men, it was a revenge exacted on Argentina who in 2005, defeated Coach Samson Siasia led Flying Eagles 2-1 in the final of the same tournament, hosted by the Netherlands.
They will now play either Korea Republic or Ecuador for a place in the semi-final of the tournament.
Reporting by Chinedum Ohanusi; Editing by Julian Osamoto