The Nigerian under 20 male team, Flying Eagles, have laboured to a 2-1 victory over Dominican Republic who is considered the whipping boys of Group D.
How The Match Went…
The debutant Dominican Republic team took a shock lead when Edison Azcona sent goalkeeper Chijioke Aniagbaso the wrong way from a penalty after just twenty-three minutes.
An own goal from Guillermo de Peña was all the Nigerian team needed to level scores before Isaac Lawal profited off a defensive error to put Nigeria in front on the 70th-minute mark.
Record Breaking Attendance For Both Teams
The Nigeria – Dominican Republic match however recorded the second highest attendance in the FIFA U20 World Cup so far with 21,647 watching to cheer the teams.
Later in the group, the Italian team had won 3-2 against the Brazilians in a mouth-watering game while another Africa representative, Senegal lost go Japan 1-0 in their first group game.