Nigeria’s Super Eagles face off with Cameroon in an international-friendly game in Austria in a matter of minutes.
Coach Gernot Rohr’s men will be hoping they can maintain their dominance having beaten them in their last meeting at the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.
The three-time Africa kings ended up winning the match with a 3-2 scoreline and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Both teams have met 23 times across all competitions with Nigeria emerging victorious 12 times while seven of those meetings had ended in draws.
Only time will tell where the game will swing at the end of 90 minutes.
Maduka Okoye is the preferred goalkeeper for the German tactician while Paul Onuachu leads the attack for the team.
55’ — Ndidi with a weak shot
Wilfred Ndidi attempted to shoot Nigeria back into the back but his effort from about 30 yards out was too weak to penetrate into the goalkeeper’s post
53’ — Onuachu’s wasted effort
Genk forward Paul Onuachu got a chance to chance to level parity for the Super Eagles in the left side of the 18-yard box but his shot went far away from the target as the visitors were awarded a throwing in.
50’ — Cameroon controlling the game
Cameroon have been controlling this game for the past 60 seconds or more with their players spreading passes all across the pitch and were able to win a corner from their attacking move
48’ — Cameroon’s attack
Cameroon started something beautiful after three of their players played some form of tiki-taka in the midfield but their final ball was wasted as none of their players could pin the ball down toward’s Nigeria’s danger zone
46’ — Half time break
Super Eagles players are returning to the pitch after a pep talk in the dressing room by the German boss and we await the tactics he will employ in the second half to ensure his boys avoid defeat in this encounter.
The Indomitable Lions are also back on the pitch refreshed and ready to compound Rohr’s defeat in the remaining half of the meeting.
46’ — Paul Onuachu kicks off second half
Nigeria’s Super Eagles kick off the second half playing from the right flank of the pitch to the left and they will hope they can find an early equaliser.
45’ — Half Time
It’s halftime at the Wiener Neustadt Stadium, Austria as Cameroon leads Nigeria by a lone goal with the 37th-minute strike from Anguissa.
Meanwhile, some fine Nigerian tunes are playing in the stadium for enjoyment of some of the fans right in the mainbowl.
42’ — Iheanacho stopped
Kelechi Iheanacho’s effort to find a replacement was quickly intercepted just at the edge of the box after trying to dribble his way into the opponent’s danger zone and the Indomitable Lions again turned their defence into an attacking move but the linesman stopped their last man for being in an offside position.
37’ — Gooooooaaaaalllll
A Superb goal for Cameroon in the 37th minute through Anguissa who released a low but powerful shot from about 25 yards out and Maduka Okoye couldn’t stop it.
The goal came barely 60 seconds after the Super Eagles’ attempt at goal which was stopped by the Cameroonian keeper.
36’ — Moses Simon’s shot
Moses Simon was set up brilliantly by Alex Iwobi who had driven the ball from the right flank into the middle of the pitch before releasing the ball to the Nantes winger who then cuts in before aiming for goal but the goalkeeper was able to send the ball out of play.
30’ — Samuel Gouet with the first yellow
Samuel Gouet is the first player to be booked in this game after his rough tackle on Nigeria’s Kelechi Iheanacho in the Super Eagles half. The Leicester City man was on the pitch for some seconds before getting up eventually.
28’ — Good work rate from Kelechi
Kelechi Iheanacho seems to be doing a good job even when the ball is off him as he joins the defending and he won a ball that earned Nigeria s corner kick from the right flank but they could not convert the opportunity into a goal.
26’ — Cameroon builds from the back
Cameroon are trying to build their attack from the back after trying too many long balls into Nigeria’s 18-yard box but their efforts are being met with resistance from Super Eagles midfielders who in turn tried turning their attack into a counter attacking move.
23’ — Shehu Abdullahi to the rescue
Shehu Abdullahi proves he is very important to the Super Eagles with a crucial clearance after Cameroon star made a delivery into Nigeria’s 18-yard box and just a moment later Chigozie Awaziem also stopped another danger in the box.
20’ — Iheanacho closed down
Kelechi Iheanacho made an attempt to break Cameroon’s defence line but he met resistance from two defenders who ensures the ball went out of play
17’ — Alex Iwobi showing off
Alex Iwobi has been a little bit visible and impactful so far but Etebo could not distribute the ball just well so far in this game after his attempt to reach Simon on the left flank was blocked.
15’ — Iwobi-Iheanacho partnership
Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi are trying to create something with their 1-2 ball but their effort was intercepted by Cameroon star as they tried making an attempt to attack their guests.
13’ — Ekong’s save the danger
Watford centre-back Willian Troost-Ekong was in the right place to stop Cameroon’s attack after heading the cross out of play and his men were able to contain the corner kick eventually
11’ — Nigeria’s attacking move
Moses Simon seems a little busy on the left flank after making a run with the ball down the lane but his effort to deliver the ball into the 18-yard was denied and he was able to win a corner kick eventually but that chance was also wasted by the Eagles who are still finding their feet in this game.
10’ — Alex Iwobi fouled
Everton winger Alex Iwobi wins a foul after clinically dribbling his attacker who then pulled him back at the centre of the field in an attacking move for the Super Eagles.
8’ — Cameroon’s corner kick
The Indomitable have a chance to take a lead through a corner kick but the delivery was way out of reach for his teammates before the Super Eagles cleared the danger
7’ — Moses Simon down
Nantes winger is down on the pitch after a rough challenge from a Cameroonian star near the touchline as both teams are still settling into the game with neither side able to control possession for a longer time
5’ — Maduka’s save
Maduka Okoye made an important save that stopped Cameroon from taking the lead after making an advanced move into the Super Eagles box
3’ — Amazing save
Cameroon’s goalkeeper made an astonishing save after Paul Onuachu tried heading home from Oghenekaro Etebo’s cross
1’ — Kick off
Nigeria are lined up in their all green jersey playing from the left side of the field while the Indomitable Lions are appearing in a yellow top and green short
1’ — Kick off
Cameroon took the kick-off as but the Super Eagles have already taken possession of the game as they made attempts to breaking their opponent’s defence line