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.
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.