U20 World Cup: Nigeria sinks Croatia 5-2

Source: pointblanknews.com

ARMENIA, Colombia (AP)—Substitute striker Uche Nwofor scored two second-half goals to help Nigeria defeat Croatia 5-2 on Wednesday and clinch a berth in the second round of the Under 20 World Cup.

Nigeria has a perfect six points from two games in Group D, along with Saudi Arabia, which trounced Guatemala 6-0 earlier Wednesday and also advanced.

Striker Olarenwaju Kayode scored in 25th minute and defender Terna Suswan in the 30th to give Nigeria an early advantage at the Centenario stadium. Ivan Lendric put Croatia on the board in the 42nd before Nigeria sealed the victory with Ahmed Musa in the 62nd and Nwofor in the 69th and 73rd minutes.

Croatia and Guatemala have both lost their opening two games.