U-20 FIFA W/Cup: Flying Eagles Beat Italy To Qualify For Next Round

By Chimezie Nebolisa

The Flying Eagles of Nigeria defeated Italy 2-0 in their second Group D game at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina on Wednesday to move to round of 16 with a game to spare.

Goals from Salim Fago and Jude Sunday in the games’ second period ensured a consecutive victory for Ladan Bosso-led side who pipped Dominican Republic 2-1 in their opening game.

They will end their group stage campaign against Brazil on Saturday, May 27.

After a tight first half, the Flying Eagles opened the scoring against Italy thanks to a header by Fago.

In the 95th minute Sunday the made sure of the three points by getting the second goal for the Nigerians.

The team had a scare in the 37th minute after VAR check for possible handball which was eventually waved off.