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NigeriaU20 3-1 CanadaU20, Onyenezide Bags BRACE! (VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS)

Nigeria has maintained a 100% record at the groups stages of the FIFA U-20 Women World cup after defeating Canada 3-1, MySportDab reports.

First Half

The game with both sides is fighting hard to get an edge over the opponent, with Canada appearing more threatening as they charge forward.

It was Canada that took the lead in the 2nd minute after a blunder by Nigerian goalkeeper causing Novak to score fir the Canada.

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The Falconets began to exercise dominance as they pressed for an equaliser to keep their 100% record.

Onyenezide 24th-minute penalty tied the match to a 1-1 draw as the Falconet  came from behind to equalise.

The Nigeria youngsters contained to dominate after scoring the equaliser from the penalty spot as the Canadian women retreated into defense depending on counterattacks.

Onyenezide doubled the lead in the 32nd minute to bag a brace and make it 2-1 to put Nigeria in the lead.

The Falconets held onto their narrow lead as they went into the break with a come-back 2-1 win.

Second Half

The second half began with the Nigerian youngsters still maintaining the lead and taking control of the game.

The Canadian women pulled occasional counters to overturn the 2-1 deficit but were less clinical in front of the goal.

It was Nigeria still in the lead as the game entered into the 70th minute, but the Canadian team was making frantic efforts to come back into the game.

 

Nigeria made it 3-1 in the 90+1 minute after Olise’s brilliant finish to wrap it up for the Falconets.

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