Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

- The Spain beach soccer team have emerged winners of the 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

- Spain defeated Nigeria 6-5 to win the trophy as they won all three of their games in the tournament

- Despite losing, Nigeria's Abu Azeez, emerged the most valuable player of the tournament

Spain have won the 2017 Copa Lagos beach soccer tournament after a 6 - 5 victory over Nigeria in the final game on Sunday, December 10.

Both Spain and Nigeria were in search of a final day victory to emerge champions after both team won their first two games against Morocco and Lebanon.

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

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But it was the Spanish team that opened the scoring through their star man Llorenc before Nigeria's Emeka Ogbonna levelled the game with a fierce shot.

Just in! Spain win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

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Eduard Molina put Spain back in the lead but again Nigeria levelled matters through Ekuitmi Eganosi after a defensive howler.

Nigeria for the first time in the game went ahead through Ogbonna who got his second for the night but few seconds later Eduardo Molina drew Spain back on level terms.

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Abu Azeez scored a brilliant goal to make the score 4-3 but Eduard Molina again silenced the crowd with a goal of his own.

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain edged forward with a beautiful goal by the goalie, Fransisco Lopez, and with just three minutes left on the clock, the European giants extended their lead with a sensational goal from Adrian Garcia.

However, Abu Azeez pulled in a stunning last minute goal but it was a little too late and not enough as Spain emerged winner, winning 6-5 on the day.

Spain defeat Nigeria to win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament

Spain goalkeeper wins best goalkeeper of the tournament, Abu Azeez of Nigeria wins most valuable player at the tournament while Morroco's forward finishes as the highest goal scorer at the tournament

The three-day tournament which was held at Eko Atlantic City in Victory Island saw a host of world class teams featured including the Arsenal beach soccer club.

Arsenal win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament for club teams

Arsenal win 2017 Copa Lagos tournament for club teams

In the club session, Arsenal BSC, led by England beach soccer player Aaron Clark emerged champions after defeating Gidi Sharks 9-5 in their final game.

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