As the year 2019 runs to an end, it is also noteworthy that it is the end of yet another decade of beautiful football moments. Between the year 2010 and 2019, three FIFA World Cup tournaments, six African Cup of Nations championships and a host of other qualifying matches, friendly ties and Confederations Cup games have been played, some of which saw the Super Eagles produced some fine displays.
Soccernet Nigeria brings you the ten most memorable matches played by our darling national team within the last ten years.
In preparation for Russia 2018, both the Albiceleste and Super Eagles met on a mild, mid-November evening for a friendly encounter in the Russian city of Krasnodar.
Even though the Argentines were missing the services of the talismanic Lionel Messi, the two-time World Cup winners quickly went two goals up within the first 40 minutes thanks to strikes from Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega and Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero.
Nigeria’s fans were getting worried of their team suffering a heavy defeat but Gernot Rohr’s men, who went unbeaten throughout their World Cup qualifying campaign, refused to surrender and Iheanacho halved the deficit just before the break with a sumptuous 25-yard free-kick.
Iheanacho then found an unmarked Iwobi who equalised from close range on 52 minutes, with Amkar Perm defender Idowu drilling Nigeria into a 3-2 lead moments later.
Argentina were in disarray and just when they went so close to grabbing an equalizer, Nigeria went up the other end and smashed home their fourth goal when Iwobi grabbed his second goal on 73 minutes, taking a pass from Ahmed Musa and hammering home to seal just a second win over Argentina in eight meetings.