Confession: I lifted some lines from Fifa.com
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles trash Korea DPR 4-0 to boost their chances of advancing to the knock out stage of FIFA U20 World Cup.
The Nigerians had to endure a barren first half from a Korean side which showed significant defensive organization.
Nigerian forward, Awoniyi’s hesitation in front of goal was also partly responsible for the dry first 45 minutes which saw skipper Musa’s thunder shot hit the post.
Fortunately, a spirited second-half display saw Nigeria get their World Cup back on track as they went goal gaga minutes after the restart.
Korea DPR goalkeeper spoiled what had been an impressive display. His misjudgement to come challenge Saviour Godwin for a Bulbwa cross saw the Asian side lose their foothold.
It only took Godwin three minutes to double his tally, after a lucky ricochet allowed Awoniyi to skilfully progress up the field before laying on to the FC Sports forward who coolly slotted through legs of defender and goalkeeper.
The third was a peach. A corner found its way out to Kingsley Sokari and his laser-guided shot from the edge of the area screamed into the top left corner.
The final one wasn’t bad either, following a slick team move. Awoniyi and substitute Success Isaac’s exchanged passes sliced through the Korea DPR defence before the latter slammed home from a tight angle to reinstate the African champions’ last 16 hopes.
Nigeria will go into their final group game against Hungary with three points and a +2 goal difference.
Brazil tops the group after beating Hungary 2-1.
Did you see the Nigerian game? How would you rate the performance of both teams?