U-20 World Cup: Three observations from Nigeria’s stunning 2-0 win over Italy
Nigeria’s Flying Eagles secured a 2-0 win over Italy in the second group D match of the 2023 U-20 World cup, here are three observations from the stunning win.
NAMES WILL NOT COUNT AT THE 2023 FIFA U-20 WORLD CUP
As listed among our three lessons from Nigeria`s 2-1 win over Dominican Republic, names will not count at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Nigeria started the game as underdogs but the performance and result left Italy and the world stunned.
This surprise results will continue be witnessed even more in the knock-out rounds.
For Italy, parading the likes of Facundo Bouannette who have tested A`grade football did not strike fear in the Eaglets who were perfect to win and reach the last-16 with a game to spare.
JUDE SUNDAY IS A STAR
Again, youngster Jude Sunday delivered a great performance for Nigeria`s Flying Eagles to underline his rating as one of the lads tipped for stardom in Ladan Bosso tutored team.
Unlike in the game against Dominican Republic, Jude Sunday got on the scoresheet deep into stoppage time.
The confidence from scoring vs Italy will come good for the lad as the World Cup grows skin.
AN IMPROVED FLYING EAGLES DEFENCE TO COMPLIMENT EXCELLENT ANIAGBOSO
The Flying Eagles defended better than in the game vs Dominican Republic.
From timely tackles to intelligent interceptions and blocks, this defenders gave just enough to compliment the heroics of Goalkeeper Aniagboso who will be proud to walk off the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas with a clean sheet.
The next game for Nigeria is Vs Brazil on May 27. As it stands, Ladan Bosso and his boys are already assured of a Last-16 spot in Argentina.
A performance like the one Vs Italy in the remaining games could see the fearless Flying Eagles go all the way to a historic first FIFA U-20 World Cup title.