Mexico Thrash Super Eagles, Score Twice In Two Minutes 


Mexico continued their dominance over the Super Eagles, scoring twice in two minutes to thrash the West African team 4-0 in a friendly match early Sunday (Nigeria time).

Although Nigeria called up largely home-based players for the game at the imposing 77,500-capacity Los Angeles Coliseum, it was the sixth meeting between the two teams at the senior level. Mexico has won thrice. The other matches ended in draws.

Two goals in the second and fourth minute and another two in the second half ensured Mexico wrapped up preparations for the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup on a sound footing.

Sunday’s match was the last in the 2021 MexTour Series and extended Nigeria’s winless run in friendly matches to eight games. A 1-0 victory over Egypt in 2019 – courtesy of a Paul Onuachu strike – was the last time the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winners won a friendly game.

Enyimba star Anayo Iwuala captained the side for the game. Nigeria’s attention now shifts to the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification series, which begins in September. They will battle the Central African Republic, Liberia, and Cape Verde in Group B of the second round of qualifiers.

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