Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia

Super Eagles beat Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia”

"As for the positive ones, there is one game, the mastery of some situations that without being executed were very close to the idea that we propose in training".

The forward has barely featured for his new employers, and with competition growing in his wide forward position, could be in real danger of losing his squad place when the Super Eagles return to his former stomping grounds in seven months' time.

"Why do we hold a friendly game here in Russia?". A 5/1 price is attached to a win for the Super Eagles in Krasnodar.

"It's a difficult game to explain", said Sampaoli.

"It is important for us to see how everything is arranged here before coming to Russia in 2018".

He fainted and was therefore transferred to carry out routine checks just as a precaution.' Nigeria mounted a comeback to win 4-2 with Arsenal's Alex Iwobi scoring twice against a side missing the rested Lionel Messi. This will be their first game against a non-African side since they played Luxembourg in May last year.

The German has qualified the Super Eagles for the World Cup with little fuss, and from a group that really should have been much more testing in its scrutiny of the eventual qualifier.

Nigeria scored 12 goals in their six qualification games, and their detractors had no answer as they progressed in style.

Debutant Idowu made it 3-2 in favour of Nigeria moments later when he latched onto a pass inside the box delivered by Iheanacho.

The South Americans have been hugely inconsistent in the past 12 months and have appeared short of inspiration during Messi's absences.

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