Super Eagles Player Ratings : Musa Steals The Show, Omeruo Solid, Moses Dazzling, Ndidi In Control
Published: June 22, 2018
Super Eagles Player Ratings : Musa Steals The Show, Omeruo Solid, Moses Dazzling, Ndidi In ControlNigeria are one defensive performance away from qualifying for the second round of the 2018 World Cup after a 2-0 victory over Iceland on Friday.

Allnigeriasoccer.com runs the rule over every of the Super Eagle on show at the Volgograd Arena..

The Starters

Goalkeeper

Francis Uzoho: Made a string of fine saves including a sensational one to keep out an inswinging free kick from Gylfi Sigurðsson. (7.5/10)

Defenders

Leon Balogun: Dogged defending by Balogun. Halted every attacking wave from the opposition and used his height to good effect. (7.5/10)

William Troost-Ekong: Did well with his defensive job and was hardly found wanting yet. A solid display.(6.5/10)

Kenneth Omeruo: Tucked in well as part of the defensive wall and was aerially brilliant. Set up Musa's second.(8.5/10)

Midfielders

Brian Idowu: Kept width and did well checking the opposition swing through the right. A quite substantial showing. (6/10)

Wilfred Ndidi: Did a great job in midfield marking Sigurðsson and always looked imposing. Hit some long range shots to test Halldórsson. (8/10)

Oghenekaro Etebo: Covered every blade of grass and never broke sweat in stifling the Nordic attackers. (7/10)

Mikel Obi: The team's fulcrum. Sprayed very good passes all over and kept the team ticking all along. A top quality display from the skipper.(7.5/10)

Victor Moses: Caused a lot of problems for the Icelandic defence and always looked to trouble them with his tireless running. Put in a delightful cross from a counter for Musa for the first goal. (8/10)

Strikers

Ahmed Musa: His knack for breakaway attacks kept the opposition on their toes. Took his first goal with aplomb from a great cross before adding even another eye-popping one. He even struck the woodwork!(9/10)

Kelechi Iheanacho: Held up play with great efficiency and picked out his fellow attackers with good passing.(7/10)

The Substitutes

Tyronne Ebuehi: Did well after coming on in the second period and was as usual a good attacking threat. Gave away a very avoidable penalty though. (6/10)

Odion Ighalo: Brought on to add fresh legs upfront as the game winded to a close. (6.5/10)

Alex Iwobi: Replaced Etebo late on in the game. Still could have had a goal.

Emmanuel Chinaza
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