Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Nigeria Beats Sweden 1-0 To Qualify For Quarter-Finals

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Nigeria Beats Sweden 1-0 To Qualify For Quarter-Finals

Nigeria progressed to the quarter-finals at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Group B thanks to a Sadiq Umar header at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus.





For a large part of the match both sides were playing conservatively but Nigeria certainly looked the most threatening in attack. Fresh from scoring four goals last time out, Oghenekaro Etebo attempted several shots in the half—with his right foot, left foot and with his head—but he was unable to get the better of Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Linde.


Nigeria eventually found the opener six minutes from time, when Stanley Amuzie delivered a pinpoint, curling cross in open play from the left wing that found Umar and the Roma man made no mistake, scoring with a diving header.
The Dream Team continued their dominance in the second half, and just three minutes in, captain John Obi Mikel took had a well-driven shot from the top of the area saved by Linde. 

The Swedish goalkeeper had to be alert four minutes later when Etebo dribbled inside the corner of the penalty box and attempted a curling effort, but once again, Linde saved.

Coach Hakan Ericson did use all three of his substitutes—Ken Sema, Muamer Tankovic and Jacob Une Larsson to try and give his team a new dimension but, in the end, Nigeria's backline was up to the challenge and held on to all three points.


On Wednesday, Nigeria will close out group play against Colombia in Sao Paulo, while Sweden have a must-win match ahead against Japan in Salvador if they are going to continue their Rio 2016 journey.



*Nigeria won?Hian!...Miracle

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stella sef, wetin be Sweden in the scale of football.

Lady j said...

Yeaaaaah.we won..we won...I pray we win d last one against Columbia,top d group so DAT we can get easier opposition ooh in d next round

Anonymous said...

Which one is hian miracle? Hater! Is Sweden a force to reckon with?

CHI EXOTIC CHI EXOTIC said...

That's how they will be winning now and on the day of the final they will just break someone's heart by losing woefully.

Please I don't want to have HBP abeg.

LOVE BEAUTY said...

Good news for us

Eka Joy said...

Which kain miracle na? It's not like our Olympics team is like super Eagles or something. Instead of us to be praising them, we will be looking for ways to mock them.


Way to go boys. Pls bring back the gold.

ELENA (HER MAJESTY) said...

Lol
1st off @ stella,its u23 so it isn't a surprise
And y'all knw even the youngest player in our team should be above 30 yet still claiming under 23.
Sweden played against their fathers and grandads hence they had little or no chance
2ndly,we were d better team.
Sweden had opportunities as well bt they failed to capitalise on it

MOTHER NATURE........ said...

He is a miracle working God.

miss Aboki said...

Go guys...
Up Naija!

Anonymous said...

@Stella, what do you mean miracle? afterall, we have won olympic gold in football before nau.

Anonymous said...

What's miraculous about that? We were far better and older than themπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anonymous said...

Victory shall be ours,Amen
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Loveme Jeje said...

Congrats ooo. Hunger dey do weyn for our boys stomach ooo so they must win

amanda favour said...

History is about to be made

Sonia Mac said...

Good news. *claps*

Anonymous said...

Stella, the image you used isn't proper for this post.. We beat them, aren't we supposed to them? Why the surprised image?

Juliet Godwin said...

Nice one!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Congratulobia.

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Candid Naija said...

Lol why so surprise?

IVORY said...

Lmaoooo.Stella you nor well. E say na "miracle". I watched the match o. Asides the numerous goals the they missed,our players were really good.

School Life said...

When they remember whad buhari n NFF did to them when it was time to leave, they make winning a must.

Moncoeur behbeh said...

God is compensating us for the embarrassment faced at the opening. If we are so broke as a country, cant we be privatized, lol.

olaedo said...

A job well done, keep it up and bring back the gold.

ARTitude said...

Stella stick to posting pictures of your slutty Nollywood friends, that's all you know. Nigeria beat Sweden and you're shocked? Na ihm be say you'll be electrocuted when they beat Brazil .

IJAY said...

Weldone boys, keep it coming

Candid Naija said...

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IVORY said...

Stella,your Germany couldn't even beat south Korea! It was a draw. Chai!

Starjoy said...

Way to go, good luck boys

Anonymous said...

Congrats supereagles!

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