Are you going to watch Olympics 2016 football matches? Have you heard about the game where Nigeria national football team defeated Japan? Do you know the score? Read this article and find out the details!
Nigeria's striker Oghenekaro Etebo celebrated his four goals during the Olympics 2016 first round football match Nigeria against Japan. Both teams are in Group B. The game took place on August 4 at the spectacular Amazonia Arena in Manaus.
Last night Etebo became a real star in Manaus. This thrilling match ended 5-4 in favor of Nigerian team.
This real nine-goal detective story was the second match in this group.
At the same time as Nigerian players managed to scramble the ball away for a corner kick, Sadiq Umar scored the first goal after Imoh Ezekiel had his shot saved following some outstanding dribbling on the right wing.
Japan scored its goal three minutes later when after Amuzie fouled Nakajima in the penalty area a penalty kick was given. Shinzo Koroki composed penalty kick, sending Daniel the wrong way.
In the game Nigeria vs. Japan in a minute Etebo restored Nigeria’s lead, scheming a very high cross with his chest before unleashing a half volley to Kushibiki’s goal.
In just less than a minute Takumi Minamino coolly slotted his shot past the Daniel goalkeeper and made it 2-2. At that time all Manus spectators were just amazed with such a thrilling game.
Before the brake Etebo scored his second goal in this match. He gave Nigeria the lead for the third time when Umar found him ghosting in the penalty area, with his initial shot saved but scoring with his second chance.
Etebo picked up from where he left off and he finished his hat-trick five minutes after the restart, scoring from the penalty spot after Umar was fouled in the area.
Soon Etebo scored his fourth goal that evening, picking up a poor permission from Kushibiki and scoring from 22 yards into an empty net. However, Japanese players did not want to give up.
In four minutes the new Arsenal striker Takuma Asano ended an outstanding attacking play for Japan with his back heel. Finally, Nigeria did as much as necessary to secure all three points in this breathtaking game.
Nigerian football team is now looking towards its second match in the Group B. It will take place on Sunday, August 7 against Sweden.