Twitter reacts as Nigeria defeat Iceland to better Argentina's chances
Nigeria managed to get the better of Iceland in their second World Cup encounter as they took away all three points from the match, improving Argentina's qualification chances in the process.
It was Ahmed Musa who inspired the Super Eagles to their first tournament victory with a brace after their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia. The result sees them on the second place in the group stage presently, ahead of Argentina and Iceland.
Here's how Twitter reacted to the thrilling encounter.
FULL-TIME! They have done it! Nigeria have defeated Iceland 2-0 and set-up a blockbuster final matchday in the group...— The Field (@thefield_in) June 22, 2018
Musa throws Messi & Co a lifeline. More importantly, Musa keeps Nigeria's fate in their own hands!#ISLNGA
Live: https://t.co/51kxJnYvCp pic.twitter.com/cJH55DW2Fx
Musa's brace leads Nigeria to a big win over Iceland! pic.twitter.com/IpR9INypZz— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 22, 2018
Full time: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland— Messi World (@MessiWorId) June 22, 2018
THANK YOU MUSA pic.twitter.com/xH8euecCLv
The best result Argentina could hope for.— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) June 22, 2018
So: Argentina are through if they beat Nigeria and Iceland don’t beat Croatia, or beat Croatia with a gap of at least 1 goal inferior of Argentina’s win.
Difficult, not impossible.
But Croatia care about doing this favour to Argentina?
Group D is now the most interesting #WorldCup group going into the final matchday. #Croatia will finish top; while #Nigeria, #Argentina, and #Iceland are all still alive. That #NGA vs #ARG match will be amazing drama. pic.twitter.com/3xhLtHT74Y— Jason Foster (@JogaBonito_USA) June 22, 2018
Game over!— Goal.com Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) June 22, 2018
Nigeria beat Iceland to raise hope of advancing to the next round! And the Man of the Match is ________ pic.twitter.com/zeHk545ZYe
Ronaldo's Portugal couldn't beat Iceland.— Cerè Maradonné (@Cerebrone) June 22, 2018
Messi's Argentina couldn't beat Iceland.
My country vs Iceland: pic.twitter.com/OYiY5wG9Sw
Super performance by @NGSuperEagles who are now in a Super spot to get to the next round. It wont be easy ,this team has a lot of very talanted players. Great thing for Nigeria is the fact that they control their own destiny. A win over Argentina should do the job. Eagles soar— Tommy Smyth (@TommySmythESPN) June 22, 2018
Nigeria leave their mark on Russia 🇳🇬✨ pic.twitter.com/feWsDPUJ5t— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 22, 2018