25 January 2013

Zambia/Nigeria: Analysis of 1st Match of the Day - Zambia 1 - 1 Nigeria

Finally the clash of the Titans has come to an end with both teams holding to a draw. The champions couldn't out-wit the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

This game will be remembered as a tale of two penalties. Mikel's woeful first-half effort that should have put Nigeria ahead, and the Zambia keeper stepping up with an inspired strike to earn a point.

90' +3 Yellow Card Uwa Elderson Echiejile

86 " Yellow Card booked by Emenike for Nigeria

84" Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene scores for Zambia

83" Onazi makes minimal contact with Mayuka on the edge of the box and it was a baffling decision, but it stood all the same as a penalty

73" Yellow Card booked by Emmanuel Mbola

64" Yellow Card booked by No. 19Nathan Sinkala for Zambia

56" Eminike Jersey No. 9 scores for Super Eagles of Nigeria the striker is played through by Mikel with the Zambia defence in shambles and fires home, beating Mweene at the near post.

Zambia Nigeria

44% Possession 56%

10(4) Shots (on goal) 6 (5)

12 Fouls 15

2 Corner kicks 3

2 Off-sides 1

5 Saves 10

2 Yellow cards 3

- Red cards -

The game between Nigeria and Zambia ended 1 - 1

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