Saudi Arabia Score Late To Snatch Draw Against Super Eagles

Super Eagles succumbed to a late goal to share the spoils 2-2 with Saudi Arabia in a friendly match on Friday.

Kelechi Iheanacho had come off the bench to give Nigeria the lead after the West Africans went behind. But a late free-kick from the Saudis saw the game end 2-2.

The Leicester City forward struck in the 81st minute for the Super Eagles against the Middle East side in Portugal.

The Green Falcons took the lead in the hour-mark after goalkeeper Francis Uzoho mishandled a free kick, flicking the ball into his own net.

But just 13 minutes later, following a quick counterattack, the Saudi Arabia goalkeeper deflected Victor Boniface’s strike to level scores for Jose Peseiro’s boys.

Yearning for more, Nigeria launched attacks after attacks. Iheanacho, who replaced Samuel Chukwueze in the 64th minute, then latched onto a loose ball at the edge of the box and sent it to the top-left corner of the net. Advantage Nigeria!

But the Super Eagles conceded a freekick on the edge of the box deep into the extra-time. The strike deflected off a Nigerian player to give Roberto Mancini a draw.

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