Di Maria: Iheanacho’s Goal Was The Turning Point For Nigeria


Argentina forward, Ángel Di María, has described Kelechi Iheanacho’s superb free-kick on the stroke of halftime as the turning point for the Super Eagles in their 4-2 comeback win against La Albiceleste in Tuesday’s international friendly match in Krasnodar, Russia, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Argentina looked to be heading into the break with a 2-0 lead following goals from Ever Banega and Sergio Aguero.

But Iheanacho’s brilliant free-kick which went over the Argentine wall, brought the Eagles back into the game.

And in the second half, a brace from Alex Iwobi and a goal from debutant Bryan Idowu completed the turnaround for the Eagles.

Reflecting on the outcome of the game, Di Maria lamented he struggled to get the better of the Nigerian defence.

“We started well at the beginning. We had many opportunities, and could have scored morrgoals,” Di Maria told Argentina Football Association (AFA) official website.

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