The Super Eagles Stylishly Beat Iceland in the World Cup & Nigerians Are Going Crazy
All of the best social media reactions from Nigeria's 2-0 win over Iceland.
Nigeria just beat Iceland 2-0 in of the World Cup, leaving them second in Group D.
The Super Eagles started the game in shy form, putting together a first half performance that was at times cold and even dicey.
However, the second half saw the team wake up and fully charge forward. A change of formation had them attacking a lot more, which opened up a counter attack that led to Leicester City winger Ahmed Musa's incredible control touch and strike for the Super Eagles' first goal.
WATCH: Nigeria's breathtaking counter attack: 5 Players. 11 touches. End to end. Thundering down field from their o… https://t.co/joXQdvqVsl— roger bennett (@roger bennett)1529684289.0
It was Musa again who then hit the woodwork and, moments later, picked up the ball on the left flank and beat his marker. He then rounded the keeper and, patiently, picked a top corner spot for Nigeria's second goal.
Musa is now the Super Eagles' top scorer of the competition with four goals scored in total over his games. He's also the only Nigerian player to score in two World Cups.
With that second goal the Super Eagles and all the Nigerian fans in the crowd were soaring.
The Nigerian team also had a stroke of luck as Iceland won a fair penalty—which was then sailed over the bar by their star player Siggurdson. With a final score of 2-0, the match now leaves Nigeria with a chance to go through to the elimination rounds if they beat Lionel Messi and Argentina in their next match.
Needless to say, Nigerians were ecstatic at the stadium and across social media with their team's win.
See the best social media reactions to Nigeria's victory below.
I LOVE YOU MUSA!!! I ALWAYS BELIEVED IN YOU, EVEN WHEN I SAID YOU DID MORE DAMAGE TO NIGERIA THAN BUHARI!— Zito (@Zito)1529683675.0
This is Nigeria, Look how we winning now! 🔥😭🔥😭🙌 #NGAISL #WorldCup https://t.co/oGqdMHoBv4— Lerato Mbongo (@Lerato Mbongo)1529685331.0
Nigerians and excellence #NGA https://t.co/jVqt6lokgd— bolu babalola 🇳🇬🌟 (@bolu babalola 🇳🇬🌟)1529685784.0
#NGA 's goals have been absolutely stunning today. THIS is the Nigeria we were waiting for. #WorldCup— Alexis Nunes (@Alexis Nunes)1529685227.0
Ahmed Musa just became the first Nigeria player to score in two different FIFA #WorldCup tournaments. He deserves s… https://t.co/HUwCPjeYWg— Mac Nels (@Mac Nels)1529684792.0
WE JAZZED THE GUY #NGA https://t.co/vvrntF2ISy— AdeTheChairman YBG (@AdeTheChairman YBG)1529685769.0
Back to status quo! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽😌😌😌😌 #NGA https://t.co/1xi97n7e8Z— Ahmad (@Ahmad)1529687656.0
Whichcraft is real 😂😂😂😂 #NGA vs #ISL https://t.co/kRnD28dkDf— Υάκωβος C Irumva (@Υάκωβος C Irumva)1529687660.0
This is why Nigeria won🇳🇬 https://t.co/BQgm8yoIbs— Nigeria's🇳🇬Finest™ (@Nigeria's🇳🇬Finest™)1529687395.0
This is the reason Iceland lost the penalty #NGA #WorldCup #NaijaVirals https://t.co/bHonm7wcUV— Naija Virals (@Naija Virals)1529688257.0
Sho mo age mi ni? https://t.co/5EEr7rTFrX— KING AG #ABOUT30 (@KING AG #ABOUT30)1529685933.0
Nigeria is always making us panic. Always. 😂 #NGAISL #WorldCup https://t.co/KYUIQunfS5— Christian Nwamba (@Christian Nwamba)1529682666.0
ISSA GOAL🇳🇬 https://t.co/hFV03CuwSG— Maj£stic🕊 (@Maj£stic🕊)1529685228.0
GOAT 🦅 🇳🇬 https://t.co/iHsIDHsu35— Editi Effiòng (@Editi Effiòng)1529685952.0
Nigeria goal. 1-0. Bedlam at the @Reuters HQ in Lagos #WorldCup https://t.co/TaCGt1lpiG— Alexis Akwagyiram (@Alexis Akwagyiram)1529684013.0
My friend just sent me this. Nigerians man 😂😂 https://t.co/fvRGKJumX7— ChrizJnr (@ChrizJnr)1529677852.0
@rogbennett https://t.co/XzvUmEM9Ob— Matthew Bell (@Matthew Bell)1529687070.0
Is this the Nigerian version of “English Beef?” @MenInBlazers #NGA #NGAISL https://t.co/HAKevJjtPP— Nathan A. Harig (@Nathan A. Harig)1529685982.0
Spotted: Messi supporting Nigeria. #NGAISL #NGA https://t.co/dlmlBu0nmM— Denizcan Grimes (@Denizcan Grimes)1529686138.0