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The Super Eagles of Nigeria is currently taking early lead in 2023 AFCON Final.
HT: Nigeria 1-0 Cote D’Ivoire
45+4 Fofana with a shot from long range but Nwabali saves comfortably.
45′ 4 minutes added time
43′ Haller trying to connect to Kessie but Nwabali rushes out to grab the ball before the midfielder gets to it.
37′ Goal!!!! Troost-Ekong scores with a powerful header from a corner. Nigeria 1-0 Cote D’Ivoire
35′ Zaidu Sanusi with a clear chance at goal but his shot deflected for a corner.
33′ Adingra with yet another chance to open the lead for Cote D’Ivoire but Nwabali parries away his shot. Aina clears the ball for corner.
31′ Nwabali restarts the game from Nigeria’s half.
30′ COOLING BREAK
28′ Nigeria’s coach Jose Peseiro receives a yellow card after vehemently protesting the referee’s decision to call for a foul committed by Osimhen.
22′ Sanusi takes the free-kick but the linesman catches Ekong offside.
21′ Free-kick for Nigeria as Lookman gets infringed upon.
19′ Max Gradel with an acrobatic kick but his attempt hits the side-net.
17′ The Super Eagles with some series of offensive plays but no real threats for the Ivorians.
12′ Fofana fires a shot but Nwabali saves comfortably.
12′ Aina clears out for a corner a dangerous cross from the Ivorian.
10′ Cote D’Ivoire with another set-piece but the Nigerian defence clears out for safety
7′ Adingra with a quick step-over, gets past Ola Aina, but fires over the net. Cote D’Ivoire growing in confidence in the game with successive chances.
6′ Haller with a chance but could not connect to the diagonal cross into the box. Super Eagles survived that.
4′ Cote D’Ivoire gets the first corner of the game
3′ Sebastien Haller getting into the thick of action with a weak header that does not trouble Nwabali in goal for the Super Eagles
1′ Early freekick for Nigeria after Ademola Lookman gets roughened up by the Ivorians
1′ The match gets underway.