Nigeria vs Ukraine: Super Eagles Concede Late Goals To Draw In Dnipro
Late Ukraine fightback denies Super Eagles win in Dnipro (image courtesy: NFF)

The Super Eagles of Nigeria surrendered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with hosts Ukraine in an international friendly played at the Dnipro Arena on Tuesday night.

Concise News reports that debutant Joe Aribo opened the scoring for the West Africans when he brilliantly finished off a cross from Alex Iwobi, before Victor Osimhen doubled the lead with a well-taken penalty in the 34th minute.

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Three minutes into the second half, Iwobi wasted a glorious chance as he dragged his shot too wide of Lunin’s post when clear on goal.

Four minutes later, Nigeria should have been given a second penalty as Samuel Kalu was hacked in the box.

Thereafter, Semi Ajayi made a decisive touch to deny Victor Kovalenko and Roman Yaremchuk in the 57th minute, before a brilliant solo run by Chukwueze ended with him once more placing the ball too wide of goal, with Lunin flat-footed.

But two quick goals – with 15 minutes left – from Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk denied Nigeria a win in Dnipro.

Yaremchuk however appeared to have scored with the hand as Nigeria’s loss of concentration handed the advantage to the home team.