VIDEO: Poland 0 – 1 Nigeria [International Friendlies] Highlights 2018
Gernot Rohr’s men kept up their unbeaten run because of the Chelsea star’s second-half PENALTY that staggered Adam Nawalka’s side before their fans.
Nigeria proceeded with their amazing 2018 World Cup arrangements by vanquishing Poland 1-0 at the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw on Friday evening.
Victor Moses’ 61st-minute punishment topped off a versatile execution for the Super Eagles over their venturesome hosts, with the advances of Robert Lewandowski and his partners abridged for the whole length of the amusement.
Gernot Rohr’s decision between the sticks against the Europeans created the most consideration preceding the experience and the German strategist settled it by giving adolescent Francis Uzoho his full presentation.
Joel Obi, without John Obi Mikel banded together Wilfried Ndidi at the core of midfield while Brian Idowu stretched out beyond Elderson Echiejile at left-back.
Nigeria commanded the early trades yet were less daring in the last third. Yet, in the eighth moment, the woodwork denied the hosts a lead after Lewandowski associated with a prodding Rafal Kurzawa low cross.
The GAME soon adopted on a physical strategy, with the Poles looking excessively physical for their Africans, yet it was Adam Nawalka who felt the weight the most after midfielder Karol Linetty went off harmed and was supplanted by Jacek Goralski in the seventeenth moment.
Rohr’s men attempted their bit to debilitate their hosts after Moses lifted himself up to twist a free kick which neglected to undermine Lukasz Fabianski in the 34th moment.
The GAME started to life in the end phases of the main half, with Poland undermining with a heap of set pieces.
Kurzawa’s without twisting kick sidestepped the head of Grzegorz Krychowiak and minutes after the fact, the West Bromwich Albion midfielder thought he had opened the scoring however ref Michael Oliver was persuaded by Troost-Ekong’s objective line leeway. Uzoho likewise parried Lewandowski’s low freekick, which was the last shot before the break.
Uzoho conquered his anxious begin to the experience and got down well to deny Lewandowski another possibility as the Bayern Munich man cut a baffled figure.
In the 61st moment, the Super Eagles led the pack because of Moses’ punishment after he was overturned by Marcin Kaminski. The Chelsea man moved his kick past substitute goalkeeper Bartosz Blalkowski.
Lewandowski’s night was conveyed to an end six minutes after the hour stamp, with Jakub Swierczok supplanting the Polish record-breaking driving scorer.
Napoli superstar Arkadiusz Milik was acquainted with heap more weight on the flexible Eagles guard yet Rohr’s men hung on for a surprising triumph.
Nigeria will want to proceed with their positive World Cup arrangements when they confront Serbia at the Hive Stadium on March 27.