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Argentina V Nigeria - As it happened.

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Argentina V Nigeria - As it happened.

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Join us for live coverage of the international friendly between Argentina and Nigeria at the Krasnodar Stadium.

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93'
The referee brings an end to the game in Krasnodar! Banega and Aguero gave Argentina a two goal lead, but Nigeria responded twice through Iwobi and once through Iheanacho and Idowu to secure a memorable win.
90'
Banega is unable to replicate his first-half effort, and blasts his set piece over the bar.
87'
After his brace, Alex Iwobi is replaced by Kayode.
83'
Benedetto rises to head towards the goal, but Uzoho tips the header over the bar.
80'
Almost five for Nigeria! Ndidi meets Mikel's delivery but nods just wide.
80'
Another chance sees Insua come on for Pezzella.
76'
Rigoni and Perotti replace Di Maria and Pavon for Argentina.
73'
Great goal by Iwobi! Musa works the ball into the Arsenal forward, and he shifts the ball past Mascherano with ease and calmly finishes into the corner! 4-2!
70'
Iheanacho, who has been excellent in the second half, is replaced by Ahmed Musa.
65'
After a crazy start to the second half, things have quietened down a bit. Argentina are dominating possession but Nigeria look dangerous on the break.
63'
Argentina make another change with Belluschi replacing Dybala.
59'
Iheanacho tries to find Iwobi in the area, but Mascherano intercepts.
58'
Gomez replaces Lo Celso for Argentina.
54'
Idowu gives Nigeria the lead! Crips, quick move ends with Iheanacho finding Idowu, who curls into the back of the net with his first touch!
52'
Nigeria equalise! Iheanacho is released down the left and he cuts back for Iwobi, who finishes low into the corner past Marchesin. 2-2!
46'
Shehu, Aina and Akpeyi were replaced by Ebuehi, Idowi and Uzoho at the break for Nigeria.
46'
And we're underway in the second half!
45'
Benedetto replaces Aguero for Argentina at the break.
45'
2-1 at half-time! Argentina took the lead through Banega and Aguero, but Nigeria responded through Iheanacho.
44'
Mascherano brings down Iwobi on the edge of the area, and Iheanacho curls the free-kick over the wall and into the corner! 2-1!
40'
Argentina counter with Dybala, Aguero and Di Maria. Di Maria crosses in from but no one is there to meet it.
36'
Argentina have their second! Pavon is released down the right and sends a pinpoint cross in for Aguero, who finishes from close range to make it 2-0!
31'
Just wide! Otamendi in acres of space at the near post but heads wide from a corner.
28'
Pavon sends a low cross into the area but Akpeyi gathers.
27'
Banega scores from a free-kick! For some reason, Akepyi picks the ball up outside the area under pressure from Aguero and a free-kick is given. Banega compounds things from Akpeyi as he scores from the edge of the box!
23'
Great move from Argentina. Pavo's sends a first-time volleyed cross in from the right but Di Maria misses his kick and Awaziem vitally intercepts in front of Aguero.
20'
Di Maria skips past some challenges on the left but his cross isn't met by anyone inside the box. He does the same again moments later but Aguero's heavy touch brings an end to the attack.
17'
Iheanacho has been booked for leaving an elbow in on Otamendi. It looked nasty and Otamendi didn't react kindly to the challenge.
15'
Argentina take a short corner to Dybala, who crosses in, but Nigeria clear with ease.
13'
Balogun is down receiving treatment after an unfortunate clash with his own team-mate, Aina. Looks like he'll be alright though.
5'
Dybala links up well with Aguero and cuts inside and tries to shoot goalwards from inside the area, but Balogun gets a good block in and Akepyi can gather easily.
3'
Pavon is flagged offside on the right wing during an Argentine attack.
1'
Argentina kick off to get the game underway!
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The anthems are done and kick off is moments away...
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Both sides have already qualified for next year's World Cup and they continue their preparation in the host nation, although this stadium will not be used at Russia 2018.
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Argentina have arrived at the Krasnodar Stadium!
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These two sides played each other previously in the 2014, 2010, 2002 and 1994 World Cups with the Argentines winning every one of those meetings by a single goal.
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Nigeria starting XI (5-3-2): Akpeyi, Shehu, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Awaziem, Aina, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel, Ogu, Iwobi, Iheanacho.
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Argentina starting XI(3-3-3-1): Marchesin, Mascherano, Pezzella, Otamendi, Banega, Perez, Lo Celso, Pavon, Dybala, Di Maria, Aguero.
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