Super Eagles overcome Argentina with superb display

Meanwhile, English Premier League duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are expected to lead the Nigeria's attack as the Franco-German coach wants to use the speed and youthfulness of both players to run riot against the Jorge Sampoli's side.

Having drawn level with Hernan Crespo by scoring a late victor against the Russians, Aguero followed up his first worldwide goal since June 2016 by tapping home Argentina's second to back up Ever Banega's free-kick opener.

"We prepared well for this game because playing Argentina is big for us, maybe it is different for them".

"I'm concerned that we can not find a worthy replacement for Messi".

"There were two completely different halves".

Over the years, Argentina is a side we've faced a number of times most often ending in a loss.

This fixture could put Nigeria in the right frame ahead of the World Cup and set the West African giants up for a strong tournament, where they will be hoping to at least match their best-ever finish at the mundial - the round of 16. "I'm very happy with their perforance".

The striker, who scored the second goal for Argentina in the shock defeat to Nigeria, failed to return for the second half and was replaced by Boca Juniors forward Dario Benedetto.

Nigeria fought back from a two-goal deficit to win the match 4-2.

The game, in preparation for the Russia 2018 World Cup, was played in Krasnodar, Russia.

Nigeria's Super Eagles face their Argentine counterparts in a high profile friendly tie today at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russian Federation.

Brian Idowu scored Nigeria's fourth goal in the 54th minute.

Vanessa Coleman

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