Nigeria's Thrilling Victory Over Iceland In Photos

Tanya Simon
June 23, 2018

Ahmed Musa has set two World Cup records by firing Nigeria to their first win in Group D against Iceland on Friday.

Opting for a 3-5-2, and bringing in Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho for Alex Iwobi and Odion Ighalo, proved to be a masterstroke.

He completed his brace few minutes later, after controlling a long pass and striding into the area to finish confidently. But should Iceland fail to beat group leaders Croatia in their final match, a draw or better for Nigeria will be enough for them to progress.

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And captain Aron Gunnarsson said it was the team's togetherness and spirit that enabled them to keep punching above their weight on the world stage, having famously knocked England out of Euro 2016. Mark RALSTON / AFP Ahmed Musa (L) celebrates with teammate Leon Balogun after scoring the second goal. Iceland presently have just one point in their kitty while Nigeria have zero.

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Their attempts to play through the middle only began working towards the end, at which point they nearly over-elaborated, on occasion trying to score the ideal team goal when they could have opted against a final pass. Key playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson remained in the starting XI, having recovered from injury just in time for the World Cup, while striker Jon Dadi Bodvarsson replaced Emil Hallfredsson.

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In its way stand not only Nigeria, which is desperate for a win after losing its opening game to Croatia, but also the challenge of searing temperatures in the southern Russian city.

The tireless Moses was released down the right and his cross was met by Musa who teed up the ball deftly with the outside of his right foot before unleashing an unstoppable half-volley into the roof of the net.

An Iceland win would have spelled near-doom for two-time World Cup winners Argentina and Lionel Messi, but Musa's heroics have blown things wide open for the group finale on Tuesday.

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