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Nigeria beat Ecuador ahead with a Hat-trick from Said – SPANISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith


Nigeria beat Ecuador ahead with a Hat-trick from Said - SPANISH FOOTBALL 1

The Nigerian national team, with a triplet from his attacker Ibrahim Said, surpassed on Tuesday from 3-2 comeback to Ecuador’s and with his two wins in equal number of matches he reached six points to secure a spot to the quarter-finals of the U-17 World Cup football that is played in Brazil.

Said scored all three goals for the ‘Super Eagles’, while Ecuador missed an autogoal from Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu and a penalty goal from Johan Mina, the main name of the team and who was the goalscorer of the last South American of the category.

The match played in Goiania started lively and within five minutes, following a childish error by Ecuadorian goalkeeper Joan Lopez, Said took advantage and easily put Nigeria forward, the country with five titles is the biggest winner of the tournament.

The draw came five minutes later with an own goal from Nigerian goalkeeper Jinadu, after a shot Mejía who crashed into the vertical and hit the goalkeeper in the back.

After the promising start, with two goals in the first ten minutes, the two teams opted for caution and made virtually no effort to leave with the partial triumph before finishing the first half.

In the complementary stage, it was Nigeria that went out to seek victory, but on a penalty in which the Qatari referee Khamis Al Marri had the help of the VAR for his sanction, Ecuador came to the front with the goal of his figure Mina.

With the scoreboard against, Nigerians turned to Lopez’s goal, who repeatedly defended the insistent attacks, and in the 85th minute, with a golazo from outside the area, said again put the 2-2.

One minute from the end of regulation time, in a perfect triangulation, again Said defined entering the rival area to decree the comeback 3-2.

In it Goiania Stadium faced Australia, who fell in the first 1-2 match to the Ecuadorians, and Hungary, which was defeated by the Nigerians, 4-2.

On Friday, on the third day that will close the group, Australia to play Nigeria in Gama, Federal District of BrasiliaAnd Hungary to face Ecuador in Goiania.


Akinkunmi Amoo (30′, Wisdom Ubani), Ibraheem Jabaar (57′, Monsuru Opeyemi), Patrickson Delgado (82′, John Market)


1-0, 4′: Ibrahim Said, 1-1, 9′: Daniel Jinadu, 1-2, 55′: Johan Mina, 2-2, 83′: Ibrahim Said, 3-2, 88′: Ibrahim Said


Charles Etim (54′,Yellow