A brace from Ahmed Musa helped Nigeria to a 2-0 victory over Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday.
Here’s how the Super Eagles fared in the game;
Francis Uzoho: A perfect day in force. Pulled off six top class saves. 7.5/10
Victor Moses: Nigeria’s livewire at the flank. His well delivered cross to Ahmed Musa resulted in Eagles’ first goal. 8/10
Bryan Idowu: He was nervy at some stage before being substituted. 4/10
Kenneth Omeruo: The Chelsea man looked unstoppable at the back. He took charge when they Iceland team launched their trademark long thrust. 7.5/10
Leon Balogun: Balogun hardly put a foot wrong. He was fantastic at the back. 7/10
William Troost Ekong: Ekong showed why he is one the best defenders in African with a superb show. 7/10
John Obi Mikel: Dictated play at midfield. 6/10
Wilfred Ndidi: Ndidi covered every blade in midfield. Let fly a shot which was saved by the goalkeeper. 7/10
Oghenekaro Etebo: Often picked up the lose balls and looked to exploit the weak points of Iceland. 7/10
Kelechi Iheanacho: Iheanacho connected well with Ahmed Musa upfront. He was lively for the Eagles. 6/10
Ahmed Musa: Man of the match! Two goals in a crucial World Cup game. The former Kano Pillars star made the difference with a brace for the three-time African champions. 9/10
Tyrone Ebuehi: The Benfica new signing offered energy at the left hand side. He ghosted forward and use the space very well. 6/10
Odion Ighalo: Ighalo was brought on in the second half. He had a couple of chances to score but failed to utilise them. 5/10
Alex Iwobi: Didn’t last long to be rated.