U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles beat Italy 2-0 to move top of group D

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles on Wednesday lived up to the expectations by defeating Italy 2-0 at the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina.

The Nigerian side came face to face with Italy in Mendoza and emerged victorious by recording their second victory and also keeping their first clean sheet of the competition.

The game started with the young Azzuris dominating the possession as expected but the Flying Eagles kept it right especially at the back and wait for the counterattack

The first half ended in a stalemate as the Nigeria side grew into the game to stamp their authority.

In the second half, Flying Eagles put up a more impressive performance and it paid off in the 61st minute when Salim Fago Lawal flying header put the two times finalists ahead.

The Italians tried to come back into the game but found the Nigerian backline hard to crack as the game before Jude Sunday added the second in extra time.

The result means that Flying Eagles have booked their place in the knockout stages ahead of their last group game against Brazil who they play on Saturday night in other to qualified f

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