Olympics: Nigeria 0-2 Germany – FT

Nigeria Vs Germany‎

Venue: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo
Date: Wednesday, August 17‎
Time: 8pm (Nigerian Time)‎
FT Nigeria 0-2 Germany
88′ Nils PETERSEN (Germany) scores!! Nigeria 0-2 Germany
80′ Matthias Ginter gets yellow carded for a foul on Ajayi. FK awarded to Nigeria. Amuzie takes the resultant freekick, his effort goes wide
74′ Gnabry’s effort is deflected by the Nigerian defence for a corner
68′ The game’s gone rather quiet as Germany attempt to break down Nigeria’s defence, but Meyer and Brandt’s passes forward are intercepted
64′ Ajayi comes on for a tiring Umar Sadiq
52′ Great defending from Ginter as he prevents Ezekiel from causing any further damage on the left wing with a powerful, jinking run.
46′ Germany get us underway in the second half!
Half Time. Nigeria 0-1 Germany.
45′ 1 minute of additional time
44′ Toljan denies Ezekiel with an excellent tackle as he charges up Nigeria’s left wing, leaving the winger on the floor.
42′ CHANCE! The corner is recycled to Bender on the right wing, and he has all the time in the world to send in a low cross to Selke in the box, but he glances his shot wide of the post. The striker is livid with the referee for a perceived foul, but I’d just call that denial.
35′ SHOT! Brandt lays the ball off to Meyer about 25 yards out, and he produces a wonderful shot with hisleft foot that sails narrowly over the top corner. How Germany are only 1-0 up remains a mystery.
31′ Mikel dribbles one and two, Shoots! His shot is blocked for a corner kick.
20′ SAVE! Germany send a free kick deep into Nigeria’s box, but Lars Bender is unable to volley a headed pass back into the net, with Daniel in his way.
19′ YELLOW CARD. Ndifreke is booked for a foul.
12′ Close! Timo Horn with a howler as he miskicks the ball straight to Umar Sadiq, but the Roma forward is unable to capitalize as Horn desperately dives at his feet and reclaims the ball.
8′ Goal! Lukas KLOSTERMANN scores for Germany. Nigeria 0-1 Germany
3′ YELLOW CARD. Serge Gnabry is booked for a foul on Ezekiel
0′ Game on in Sao Paulo.
The U-23 team set up a clash with the Europeans, who were beaten 4-0 by Brazil in their final Group A game, after defeating Denmark 2-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Group B leaders Nigeria had defeated Japan and Sweden 5-4 and 1-0 respectively, before losing their final Group B game to Colombia 2-0.

Germany defeated Portugal 4-0 in the semi-finalon Wednesday in Sao Paulo.

Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry gave the Germans the lead with his sixth goal in the competition’s four games as Germany booked their spot in the semi-finals of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Christian Chukwu, former Super Eagles Coach, has advised the Dream Team not to be complacent in their semi-finals game against Germany.

The former Green Eagles Captain said that the team should be wary of the Germans and should play with the same tempo as they did with Danish team.

“The German team is very quick with the ball and they tend to keep the ball in play always.

“The coach should make sure that the midfield is intact and players should hold their opponents close.

“The defence line should be more firm because in their last game, there were loopholes that made their opponents to penetrate.

“And finally, they should always play like a team,’’ he said.

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