Saudi Arabia vs Nigeria | Iheanacho On Target As Green Falcons Hold Super Eagles To A 2-2 Draw
The Green Falcons of Saudi Arabia dug deep late in extra-time to force Super Eagles of Nigeria to a 2-2 draw in a friendly match played on Friday at the Municipal Stadium, Portugal.
The game saw Victor Boniface make his first start for the Super Eagles.
Prior to Friday’s game against the Super Eagles, Saudi Arabia had lost their last six games. This is the second time both teams would settle for a draw.
With seconds remaining in the nine minutes of added time, Saudi profited from a freekick to draw level.
Saudi Arabia took the lead on 60 minutes through Salman Al Faraj as Uzoho palmed a swung freekick into the back of the net.
A few minutes later Saudi went close again but Calvin Bassey made a very vital block.
In the 68th minute, Boniface tried a shot just outside the box only to see his effort go over the bar.
The Eagles equalized on 72 minutes as Abdulelah Al Amri slotted Moses Simon’s cross into his own net.
Iheanacho made it 2-1 in the 82nd minute as he curled into the back of the net after the Saudis failed to clear their lines.
Umar Sadiq should have added the third on 85 minutes but failed to connect with Iheanacho’s cross.
In the 89th minute, Iheanacho hit a good strike which the keeper punched away.
But in the 99th minute, Mohamed Kanno saw his well-taken freekick take a slight deflection and ended in the back of the net.