Nigeria vs. Ghana LIVE! World Cup play-off


43 min: A lovely run and control from Osimhen to spearhead a direct attack for Nigeria, until he fires a cross way over the heads of his onrushing teammates.


41 min: Lookman sends in a free-kick from the right, a ball sent in far too high and deep as the chance goes.


39 min: What can the teams do before half-time?

A Nigeria goal would represent a monumental turnaround in such a short space of time, with a second for Ghana putting them right in line for a ticket to Qatar.



35 min: Well, it was a big surprise that the flag did not go up and VAR eventually recognizes that Osimhen was a good yard or so ahead of the last defender as that ball came forward.

He did very well to beat Wollacott to the ball, and then to steady himself and finish, but it is disallowed after a long check.


34 min: Osimhen beats the offside trap to score into an empty net!

But VAR wants a look…


31 min: It has been one hell of an opening half hour in this one, a fully entertaining affair with so much at stake.

Ghana have looked decent in possession but the ball has largely been held by the hosts, although this bouncy, unpredictable pitch is making for difficult play.


27 min: The attempt from the free-kick hits the wall.


25 min: Amartey is FURIOUS! Osimhen bursts past the defender and draws the foul, leading to a yellow card.

It was perhaps actually Djiku who sent the striker to the ground, with Amartey appearing to claim an earlier handball.


23 min: What a tie we have on our hands here, with Nigeria effectively halving the deficit after what their opponents will surely see as a moment of controversy.

Away goals still hand Ghana the advantage, however…


GGGOOOOOAAALLLLLL! Nigeria 1-1 Ghana | Troost-Ekong, 21′

21 min: The captain buries it!


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