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Super Eagle Slump To Humiliating Defeat Against Mexico

Nigeria suffered one of their most embarrassing defeats after losing 4-0 to Mexico in a friendly played at Memorial Coliseum Stadium in Los Angeles, California on Sunday.

Mexico opened the scoring with just two minutes gone when Hector Herera sent a powerful volley from a corner kick delivered from the left-hand side.

It went from bad to worse for Super Eagles when they went 2-0 on the fourth minute after Rogelio Fumes Mori capitalized on Nigeria defence lapse and placed the ball past Stanley Bobo.

It was a sluggish performance from Super Eagles in the first half while the El Tricolor looked extremely dangerous on the break and could have scored more.

Ten minutes before the end the second half, Seth Mayi delivered from the right-hand side to the back post for Sunusi Ibrahim, who brought the ball down well but took too long to get his shot away and the danger dissipated.

Mori almost grabbed his brace when his headed flick went narrowly wide from a corner before he went close again when he curled an effort just wide of Bobo’ left-hand post.

Some excellent one-touch passing and off-the-ball movement saw Super Eagles come the closest they had to scoring in the 48th minute when several crisp passes saw Anayo Iwuala play the final pass for an unmarked Atshimene, who should have scored, but his effort was saved by the legs of Mexico goalkeeper Talavera.

Mexico enjoyed another period of sustained attack midway through the second-half, where Herera bagged his brace with a low drive into an empty net after the Super Eagles goalkeeper rushed out to stop Lozano.

Jesús Corona and Osvaldo Rodríguez headed off target and the latter miskicked when skipper Herera’s deep corner found him in space.

Substitute Jonathan dos Santos then capped off his memorable debut with Mexico’s fourth goal on ten minutes before time with a cracking low strike after a through ball by Alvarez.

With the clock running out, the Super Eagles sent a sea of green and white shirts forward, but the Mexico countered that by reinforcing their defence.

How they lined up:

Nigeria:Bobo Stanley, Adekunle Adeleke, Olisa Ndah, Emmanuel Oluesi, Imo Obot Udo, Anthony Shimaga, Seth Mayi, Onwuasonaya Uche, Ayano Iwuana, Ibrahim Sunusi, Charles Atshimene

Mexico: A. Talavera, L. Rodríguez, C. Salcedo, G.  Sepúlveda, O. Rodríguez, H. Herrera, E. Álvarez, E. Gutiérrez, J. Corona, H. Lozano, R. Funes Mori.



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