How the Super Eagles fared in victory over Iceland in Volgograd: Musa the show master in sweet win

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

Subs

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.

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