#RioOlympics2016: Nigeria 1-0 Sweden (As it happened, minute by minute‬)


The Nigeria U-23 team, the Dream Team VI, on Sunday night defeated Sweden in the men’s football event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Nigeria 1-0 Sweden. Rio Olympics
Nigeria have qualified for the quarter final of the Rio Olympics.
FULL TIME: Nigeria beat Sweden.
90+3′ – CHANCE! Madu hit a low shot which is saved by Linde
90′ – Four minutes of extra time added
87′ – Shehu is stretched off following a knock and his replaced by Ndifreke Udo
87′ – Three minutes of regulation time left. Nigeria 1-0 Sweden
86′ – That was close! Troost-Ekong with a timely clearance following a cutback by a Swedish player
85′ – BOOKED! Yellow card to Aminu Umar for a tackle from behind
84′ – Seth makes a good clearance to stop a dangerous cross
82′ – Sweden make their last change. Jacob Larsson IN, Lundqvist OUT
80′ – SUBSTITUTION: John Obi Mikel OUT Kingsley Madu IN
80′ – Mikel tries to bend the free-kick but it goes narrowly wide
79′ – Etebo is fouled in a good area, yellow to Sema
78′ – Sweden are beginning to crank up the pressure but can’t break down Nigeria’s defence
75′ – Mikael Ishak volley goes just wide
74′ – SUBSTITUTION: Nigeria make their first change, goal scorer Sadiq OUT. Aminu Umar IN
73′ – Etebo flashes his shot across the face of Sweden’s goal, Umar too slow to react
71′ – Miss! Umar couldn’t connect with Etebo cross, good breakaway by Etebo there
69′ – Shehu hit a low strike which went wide
68′ – Sweden pushing up field, trying to get the equaliser
65′ – Swedish Lundvist falls cheaply in the Nigerian goal area, but his tactics fails to fool the referee
64′ – Etebo is caught offside
63′ – Sweden makes the first change, Alexander Fransson OUT Ken Sema IN
62′ – Ezekiel hit a left foot shot which hit the side-netting
61′ – Mikel’s floated ball into the area his punched clear by Linde
60′ – BOOKED! Yellow card to Swedish player Lundqvist for a foul on Etebo
– Shots on goal / Shots
SWE: 0 / 2
NGR: 8 / 14
57′ – Nigeria continue to waste chances.
56′ – Azubuike’s shot off Mikel’s lay off goes wide
54′ – Etebo’s brilliant run and shot is saved by the Swedish goal keeper for a corner kick.
53′ – Amuzie fires into the side-netting.
52′ – Another save! Linde tipped Etebo’s curler which was heading into the top right corner
49′ – Big Save! Mikel hit volleys a shot but Linde punch away
48′ – Mikel with a powerful shot; parried into touch.
46′ – Second half gets underway.
Half Time:
Sweden 0-1 Nigeria
45+1′ – Amuzie hit a powerful left shot which went narrowly wide
45′ – Corner for Nigeria
43′ – Sweden 0-1 Nigeria
40′ – Gooooooal: Umar with the first goal, heading in Amuzie’s fine cross to put Nigeria 1-0 up
38′ – Adam Lundqvist almost gifted Nigeria with the first goal after heading into his side-net
36′ – What a miss! Etebo’s free header goes inches over the bar
35′ – Etebo with another chance but his shot flashes across goal
34′ – Good turn by Mikel but his final ball to Umar was too much
33′ – Sweden 0-0 Nigeria
31′ – Etebo with another chance but his left foot shot is parried for a corner by Linde
29′ – Big Miss! Etebo’s low shot is well saved by Linde
26′ – The Swedes clear their lines
25′ – Foul on Shehu from a good area, free-kick to Nigeria
23′ – Sweden have their first real chance but Ishak’s strike went inches wide
20′ – Robin Quaison tries a long range effort which went way over the bar
18′ – The Swedes are yet to make any meaningful impact as Nigeria are dominating play
15′ – Quarter of an hour into the game and Daniel in goal for Nigeria is yet to be called into action
16′ – The game settles down a bit. Still Sweden 0-0 Nigeria
14′ – The free-kick comes to nothing
12′ – Free-kick to Nigeria after Etebo was fouled
10′ – Mikel’s follow up shot is tipped over the bar by Andreas Linde in goal for Sweden
6′ – Free-kick to Sweden close to the centre circle after Amuzie was penalised
3′ – A good cross by Shehu but danger cleared away by the Swedes defence
1′ – And we are on the way in Manaus
Nigeria starting XI against Sweden
Daniel
Shehu
Sincere
Ekong
Amuzie
Azubuike
Etebo
Usman
Imoh
Mikel
Umar
Reserves Against Sweden
Akpeyi
Udo
Madu
Umar
Popoola
Junior
Saturday
Sweden Line-up
Andreas Linde (GK), Adam Lundqvist, Alexander Milosevic, Joakim Nilsson, Pa Konate, Abdul Khalili, Simon Tibbling, Alexander Fransson, Robin Quaison, Astrit Ajdarevic, (C)Mikael Ishak
Subs:
Tim Erlandsson (GK), Muamer Tankovic, Jacob Larsson, Sebastine Hedlund, Noah Sunberg, Ken Sema, Valmir Berisha
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