Penalty Miss Costs Nigeria In Draw Against Tunisia


The Super Eagles of Nigeria were held 1-1 by Tunisia in an international friendly played at the Austrian city of St. Veit an der Glan on Tuesday.

With the result, the Super Eagles have drawn one and lost one of their two friendlies in Austria, after the 1-0 loss to Algeria in Klagenfurt on Friday.

Striker Iheanacho received the ball inside the box with his back to goal in the 21st minute, but the Leicester City man turned, despite close attention from the Tunisian defence, to fire into the top right corner, for the opening goal of the game.

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The Super Eagles should have gone ahead 2-0 in the 28th minute after captain Ahmed Musa was brought down inside the box by Tunisia goalkeeper Ben Mustapha.

But the shotstopper redeemed himself, saving the resultant penalty kick from Iheanacho.

The Nigerians would rue the penalty miss after right-back Mohamed Drager slotted in a pass inside the box, fending off Moses Simon, for his first international goal, just before the break.

Iheanacho’s header from Simon’s corner went inches wide two minutes after the break, as the Eagles sought for the lead.


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