Rohr: Big win but we're still not World Cup favourites

The Eagles soared back to life in the second half when Iwobi equalised in the 52nd minute to make it 2-2.

He is deploring Nantes defender Chidozie Awaziem in a three-man central defence alongside Leon Balogun and William Troost Ekong.

Adepoju further called on Gernot Rohr's men to take positives from the tie which will help their preparations for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.

But Kelechi Iheanacho inspired Nigeria's fightback.

The 29-year-old had become his nation's joint-third highest scorer in history when he found the net in the first half, but he fell ill in the changing room at the break. He's down receiving treatment.

Aguero underwent tests in hospital as Nigeria came back to record a famous 4-2 win. A fan favourite during his years at CSKA Moscow, Musa has fallen on hard times since leaving them for former Premier League champions Leicester City.

And that was what was truly remarkable about this turnaround: that sometimes, the solution to a complex problem can be starkly simple.

However, if this Argentina team has a weakness (besides Messi-dependence), it is a lack of pace in the defensive line.

Debutant Idowu made it 3-2 in favour of Nigeria moments later when he latched onto a pass inside the box delivered by Iheanacho.

Goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi fumbles with the ball.

He also praised the coaching crew and the Nigeria Football Federation for the smooth prosecution of the qualifiers, saying, "for the first time, there was no quarrel between players and officials over bonuses or return tickets".

They lead 1-0.

  • Ricardo Clara