Highlights: Golden Eaglets Advance To Semis After Beating Brazil 3:0

Highlights: Golden Eaglets Advance To Semis After Beating Brazil 3:0 [WATCH]

By Augustine Ogwo | Staff Reporter on November 2, 2015
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VINA DEL MAR, CHILE - NOVEMBER 01: The team of Nigeria line up before the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup 2015 quarter final match between Brazil and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 1, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile | Martin Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

 

Defending champions, Nigeria are through to the semi-final of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The Golden Eaglets beat their Brazilian counterparts 3-0 on Sunday, November 1, 2015.

All three goals came through Victor Osimhen, Kingsley Michael and Udochukwu Anumudu in only three first-half minutes.

Brazil started off the game brightly but were denied a goal as a result of the good form of Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Akpan Udoh and their wayward shots.

The first goal of the game came in the 29th minute through the tournament’s leading goalscorer, Victor Osimhen. Osimhen had headed in a cross from the right by John Lazarus which was well deflected into goal by Brazilian, Eder Militao.

VINA DEL MAR, CHILE - NOVEMBER 01: Victor Osimhen #9 of Nigeria celebrates with his team mates after scoring the opening goal during the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup 2015 quarter final match between Brazil and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 1, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile | Martin Rose - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images
VINA DEL MAR, CHILE – NOVEMBER 01: Victor Osimhen #9 of Nigeria celebrates with his team mates after scoring the opening goal during the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup 2015 quarter final match between Brazil and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on November 1, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile | Martin Rose – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

The second goal came just about a minute later. Osimhen was instrumental once more for the second goal as his over the shoulder pass met Michael who fired in the bouncing ball.

The Nigerians wouldn’t wait for long for their third goal as it came about four minutes later. Anumudu fired in a low but fierce shot from outside the box into the bottom left of the Brazilian net.

There was no goal or sign of a Brazilian comeback in the second period of the game as the match ended 3-0.

Nigeria will now will head to Concepcion for Thursday’s semi-final against the winner of tomorrow’s quarter-final between Ecuador and Mexico.

Watch the highlight of the Brazil-Nigeria game:

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