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BRA 1-1 NGA: Casemiro saves Selecao blushes against Eagles

News By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/10/2019

Brazil midfielder Casemiro helped Selecao to secure a draw against Nigeria in the 1-1 draw in a friendly match in Singapore following a strike from Joe Aribo in the first half.

Brazil dominated the game in the early minute but it was Nigeria that made the first attempt via Oshimen.

Neymar was forced off in the 11th minute as Phillippe Coutinho was thrown in for the PSG attacker. Though Brazil dominated the ball possession Nigeria looked shaper in front of goal, Uzoho was forced into a superb save from a header from Gabriel Jesus.

Joe Aribo dribbled past the defence after a superb pass from Alex Iwobi to put Nigeria ahead in 35th minute.

Nigeria made the best out of the first half as they hold on to a slim lead in the opening 45 minutes.

Tite made the second change as he substituted Everton for Richarlison in a bid to add more firepower to the attack.

Brazil reacted with two minutes into the second half from a strike from Casemiro. Uzoho prevented Brazil from scoring the second goal after he denied Gabriel Jesus from a close-range header.

Uzoho suffered a knee injury and he was replaced by Madueke Okoye in the 62nd minute of the encounter. Paul Onachukwu was brought in for Victor Osihmen in the 72nd minute.
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