Brian Idowu had a debut to remember after scoring the third goal in Nigeria’s friendly match against Argentina in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old plays for FC Amkar Perm.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria came back from two goals down to overcome a Messi-less Argentina 4-2 in Russia.
Nigeria, who started with Daniel Akpeyi in goal, began the game with frayed nerves. The Eagles fell behind in the 27 minute after the keeper’s blunder handed the Argentines a free kick, which Ever Banega converted.
Manchester city’s forward, Kun Aguero, increased the tally to 2-0 inside the 37th minute.
But the Super Eagles fought back brilliantly and in the 45th minute Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho began Nigeria’s fightback with a curling freekick that beat the Argentine’s goalkeeper.
Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, played himself into the scoresheet, grabbing a brace in the 52nd and 73rd minute, while debutant Brian Idowu added to the in the victory in the 54th minute.