*Report by Omolade Durojaiye
Nigeria flying eagles made it maximum points from two outings with a 2-0 win over Italy, Salim Fago Lawal and Jude Sunday grabbing the goals.
Lawal’s diving header and Sunday’s last minute gasp finish earned Nigeria victory over Italy in an end to end encounter at the Fifa Under 20 World Cup in Argentina 2022.
The result left the Flying Eagles and the Azzurri on six and three points respectively after two games apiece in Group D.
Both sides had chances in the first half, with Tommaso Baldanzi testing the hands of Kingsley Aniagboso. The only goal arrived just after the hour.
Halftime substitute Umeh Emmanuel and Gabriele Guarino collided inside the Italian box, but the latter spring straight up and dinked the ball back across goal.
Lawal flung himself into the air and headed into a semi guarded net.
Thereafter, Nigeria’s admirable defending reduced Italy to shots from outside the box. Daniele Montevago had the best of them, but curler his effort wide.
Then, in stoppage time, the Flying Eagles made absolutely sure of the victory, Goalkeeper Aniagboso got the assist, his punt upfield finding the rampaging Sunday, who struck it across goal and into the bottom corner.