Arsenal star, Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi, to secure a stunning 4-2 victory in the international friendly in Krasnodar, Russiaon Tuesday, AOIFootball.com can report.
Banega had beaten a poorly positioned Akpeyi, who didn’t arrange his wall properly in the 14th minute to give Argentina the lead.
Manchester City hit man, Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scorers’ chart, as Jorge Sampaoli’s side looked set to prosper despite the absence of Messi.
But the Super Eagles staged a superb second half comeback first through Kelechi Iheanacho’s freekick before half time before Iwobi levelled things up with a well taken effort in the 52nd minute and debutant Bryan Idowu made it 3-2 minutes later.
Iwobi then sealed an impressive 4-2 victory for Nigeria, as he nut-megged Javier Mascherano before coolly firing in to the bottom corner in the 73rd minute.