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Big win but we're still not World Cup favourites — Rohr

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Alejandro Castrejon | Noviembre 15, 2017, 03:53

With three centre-backs and Banega deep, Argentina toyed with the front three of Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho and John Obi Mikel, while their shuttlers in midfield - Lo Celso and Perez, took up positions outside of Wilfred Ndidi and John Ogu, creating space for Paulo Dybala to work in.

Before we got to the fun though, there was the slapstick.

A year later, the senior sides met at the 1994 World Cup and have clashed a total of six times since.

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La Albiceleste were eventually able to turn the screw as the half wore on.

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Others are Musa Lawal (86), Nwankwo Kanu (86), Joseph Yobo (100) and Vincent Enyeama (101). A fan favourite during his years at CSKA Moscow, Musa has fallen on hard times since leaving them for former Premier League champions Leicester City.

The Super Eagles have indeed had a brilliant 2017, overruning their African qualifying Group B opponents on the way to claiming the group's sole Russia 2018 World Cup ticket before Tuesday night's superb victory.

However, if this Argentina team has a weakness (besides Messi-dependence), it is a lack of pace in the defensive line. The others being Samson Siasia, Ikechukwu Uche, Obinna Nsofor and Emmanuel Emenike.

Di Maria misses his kick and Chidozie Awaziem then vitally intercepts in front of Aguero.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is delighted with his team's comeback win against Argentina.

"Sampaoli has less football idea than my old one", Valeentin Moran wrote on Twitter.

The international friendly game between Argentina and Nigeria gets underway at the Krasnodar Arena on Tuesday 14 November at 17:30 CET.