- Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night, May 22, came from a goal down to beat Nigeria 3-2 in a friendly match
- Spanish striker Fernando Torres scored against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in his last game for the Europa League champions in Uyo
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Spanish and current Europa League champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, May 22, defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 3-2 in a friendly encounter played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
But the Spanish side had to come back from a goal down against Nigeria in front of their faithfuls thanks to the second half superb goal scored by Fernando Torres.
Super Eagles started the match impressively as Samad Kadiri had a good chance to score after a glorious pass from Musa Muhamed, but he was unable to beat Atletico goalie Oblack.
in the 8th minute, Atletico Madrid got their own chance when Kevin Gameiro's shot missed the target.
Nigeria scored their goal in the 31st minute through a superb shot from Kelechi Nwakali as Oblack had no answer for the strike.
But Atletico Madrid responded almost immediately through Angel Correa who was wonderfully set up by Thomas Partey as the first ended 1-1.
Atletico Madrid introduced Fernando Torres in the second half, and the Spaniard almost scored with a superb shot which was blocked by Nigerian goalie Olufemi Thomas.
Torres who was playing his last game for Atletico Madrid eventually scored for his side in the 64th minute to give the Spanish side the lead in Uyo.
But Nigerian striker Usman Mohammed restored parity for the Super Eagles when he dribbled all Atletico defenders to score an excellent goal which received standing ovation from fans.
Borja Garces who came on in the second half broke the hearts of the Super Eagles fans when he scored the winner for Atletico Madrid as the match ended 3-2 in favor of the Europa League champions.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Spanish giants Atletico Madrid announced a 20-man squad that faced the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly match that was played in Uyo on Tuesday, May 22.
Former Liverpool star Fernando Torres came on in the second half and scored against the Super Eagles in his last game for Atletico Madrid.
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