Atletico Madrid edge Super Eagles in five-goal thriller


Uyo-Nigeria vs Atletico Madrid Spanish LaLiga giants Atlético de Madrid have added to their Europa League triumph by defeating the Nigerian Super Eagles B team in a pulsating clash in Uyo. 

(image )super eagles players battling to take possession of the ball.

FernandoTorres scored one of the goals as Atletico Madrid beat the Super Eagles B team 3-2 to win the inaugural Gotv Max Cup on yesterday being May 22nd at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.

Despite parading some of their best legs, Atletico Madrid started on the back foot after falling behind to a stunning goal from Kelechi Nwakali in the 32nd minute.

The former Flying Eagles captain fired in a stunner from over 20 yards with Atletico first choice and La Liga best shot-stopper Joan Oblak having no answer.

Unfortunately, the celebration for Nigeria did not last long as Angel Correa provided a swift response, scoring equaliser for Atletico barely a minute later.

The reigning Europa League kings raced in front in the second half through their departing legend Fernando Torres who nodded in the ball in the 64th.

Usman Mohammed gave the fans in Uyo reason to cheer as he mesmerised the Atletico defenders before making it 2-2 for Nigeria.

Loose defending by the Eagles saw them concede another goal in the 85th as Borja Garces scored what proved to the winning goal.

Though the Super Eagles B’ team lost on Tuesday many would be impressed with their display.

LaLiga Delegate in Nigeria, Javier del Rio, said after the match: “Once again LaLiga has demonstrated its absolute commitment to the development of football in Nigeria by bringing a Spanish powerhouse like Atlético de Madrid to play here against the national team. We are happy the match was a success and the fans were treated to an array of stars, as LaLiga is determined to fulfil its promise of bringing the best players in world from the best league in the world to play on Nigerian soil, for the very first time. Africa is a very important market for our brand, with Nigeria being at the hub”.

The match was part of the LaLigaWorld Project in which friendly matches involving LaLiga teams all over the World are organized.


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