Iheanacho scores late to help Eagles draw Senegal

Iheanacho scores late to help Eagles draw Senegal

Nigeria and Senegal played an entertaining 1 - 1 draw at the Hive Stadium in London in an international friendly game.

Iheanacho scores late to help Eagles draw Senegal

Iheanacho in action versus Senegal

Victor Moses and Carl Ikeme missed the match through injury while Liverpool's Saido Mane started on the bench for the Teranga Lions.

Senegal were the better side in the first half with Idrissa Gueye 'bossing' the midfield until the introduction of John Ogu in the place of Ogenyi Onazi who was injured mid-way first half.

Iheanacho scores late to help Eagles draw Senegal

Onazi started as captain but was taken off midway through the first half

Senegal took the lead in the second half through Moussa Sow but the Super Eagles equalized through Kelechi Iheanacho who scored a penalty with 10 minutes left to play.

Nigeria's next game will also be played at the Hive against Burkina Faso.

Below is our live updates of the match between Nigeria and Senegal;

FT: Nigeria 1 - 1 Senegal

Senegal hit the bar early in the game. Ogenyi Onazi was taken off injured due to injury with John Ogu replacing him.

Kelechi Iheanacho missed two glorious chances for the Eagles.

Senegal opened the scoring when Moussa Sow converted from Idrissa Gueye's right wing cross.

The Super Eagles equalized through Iheancho who was felled in the box, stood up and converted past the goalie.

90' Iheanacho has now scored five goals in his last six games for Nigeria

85' Free kick whipped-in by Iheanacho and I have no idea how Kayode headed wide from less than 10 yards out.

83' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLL! Iheanacho pulls Nigeria level from the spot

82' PENALTY! Iheanacho is taken to the ground by the goalie

80' Long raking pass by Ndidi releases Success who powers beyond the left back. His cross though was to Kayode who was in an offside position

75' Ahmed Musa comes off, Olanrewaju Kayode comes on for his debut

74' Musa goes down after a hefty challenge by Koulibally. He's being treated by the Nigerian medical team.

70' Superb clearance from Akpeyi finds Success who wins a free kick edge of the area. Etebo hits the wall with a tame effort.

63' Echiejile is shown a yellow card for a foul on Nguette. It was professional foul which had to be made as Senegal were counter-attacking in numbers after they cleared a corner

62' SUB: Saido Mane comes on for Senegal, replaces Salif Sane

60' SHOT! Etebo is found by Iheanacho in the box and his effort is blocked for a corner

57' SUB: Alex Iwobi off, Etebo comes on. Moses Simon comes off for Success

56' Gueye wastes a good chance to double Senegal's lead as he shoots a left-footed effort wide

54' GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!! Moussa Sow puts Senegal ahead after the Super Eagles fail to clear Idrissa Gueye's cross from the right

50' Omeruo commits a dangerous foul on he right, but his effort is cleared.

47' Clash of heads between Ndidi and Ndoye...looked like something serious but both players carried on playing

HT: Nigeria 0 - 0 Senegal

Senegal hit the bar early in the game. Ogenyi Onazi was taken off injured due to injury with John Ogu replacing him.

Kelechi Iheanacho missed two glorious chances for the Eagles

45+ WHAT A MISS! Iwobi and Simon combine well to release Iheanacho 4 yards out. He did not even hit the target.

45' Four minutes of added time given

42' COUNTER! Senegal counter after a moment of intense pressure from Nigeria but Ndoye's effort is saved by Akpeyi

39' ANOTHER CHANCE! Musa is released and uses his pace to beat the Senegalese backline, but his cross is just beyond everyone

38' Chance! Ogu and Ndidi combine well and free Iheanacho but theCity striker takes a touch and drags his effort wide off the mark

37' Fabulous pass and move orchestrated by Ogu and Ndidi is wasted by a dreadful attempt of a cross by Musa. He should have done better

30' Free kick to Senegal. Curled in dangerously by Mbemgue, but Akpeyi tips over for a corner which comes to nothing

29' By the way, Elderson Echiejile takes the armband from Onazi

29' Cheickh Kouyate fouls Echiejile on the left. The free kick is well taken, but the West Ham man is there to clear

27' SUB: John Ogu replaces Ogenyi Onazi who goes off injured

LIVE: Nigeria vs Senegal (international friendly)

Ogenyi Onazi taken off

26' After receiving treatment for a while referee calls for a stretcher

25' Ogenyi Onazi is kneed in the back by captain Mame Diouf...receiving treatment

22' A corner kick by Gana from the right is met by Cheikh Ndoye whose header is easily held by Akpeyi in goal

17' Nigeria finally spring Simon on the left, he bamboozles the full back but his cross was behind Iheanacho

14' Idrissa Gueye has been a 'general' in the middle of the park for the Teranga Lions

10' Moussa Sow hits the woodwork. What an effort ... lucky escape for the Super Eagles

8' It's been a very tough start to the game with no one settling down properly

LIVE: Nigeria vs Senegal (international friendly)

The teams before kick-off

1' kick off

Read the preview below;

- Nigeria's Super Eagles face Senegal in London at Barnet's Hive stadium

- Barnet have reportedly sold just over 2,000 tickets out of 6,000 available

- After Senegal, the Eagles face Burkina face in the same stadium on Sunday

- The game against Senegal is the first between the two teams since 2006

The Super Eagles and Senegal team list:

Starting XI: Akpeyi, Leon Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Echiejile, Ndidi, Ogenyi Onazi, Moses Simon, Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa

Senegal XI vs Nigeria: Pape Seydou; M. Wague, Kouyaté, Koulibaly, Mbengue; Sané, Guèye, Ndoye; M.B Diouf, Sow, Nguette

Subs: Success, Bazee, kayode Olanrewaju, Ezenwa, Etebo, Ogu, Ebuechi, Madu, Awaziem, Abdullahi, Mohammed, Agbo

Barnet's The Hive stadium will play host to the international friendly match between Nigeria and Senegal tonight.

Preview: Nigeria vs Senegal (international friendly)

The Super Eagles during a training session

The match serves as a warm-up for coach Gernot Rohr ahead crunch Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers later this year.

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Both teams last met during the preliminary rounds of the 2006 African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles winning 2-1 courtesy of Obafemi Martins brace.

The Hive stadium holds 6,000 – but reports claim less than 2,000 seats have been sold for the game.

Tickets cost as £10 for adults but only 11 of 480 tickets behind one goal have been snapped up.

Preview: Nigeria vs Senegal (international friendly)

Senegal were quarter-finalists at AFCON 2017

Nigeria boss, Gernot Rohr, has got off to a stunning start in their World Cup qualifiers after guiding the Super Eagles to a 2-1 win over Zambia and a 3-1 victory against Algeria.

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Nigeria's Victor Moses and Carl Ikeme have pulled out of the squad injured while Oghenekaro Etebo has already joined the team training.

Preview: Nigeria vs Senegal (international friendly)

Carl Ikeme is injured

Match details:

Time: (9:00pm Nigerian Time)

Date: Thursday, March 23

Venue: The Hive Stadium

City: London

Source: Sports.naija.ng

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