Football enthusiasts are buzzing across social media after Nigeria sealed an emphatic 4-2 win over Argentina in Tuesday's friendly encounter.
But the Super Eagles, who appeared determined fought back brilliantly and in the 45th minute Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho opened Nigeria's fightback with a curling freekick that beat the Argentine's goalkeeper.
The free kick was the fall out of the infringement on Iwobi by Mascherano around the box in the 44th minute.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is delighted with his team's comeback win against Argentina.
"We are very happy and excited with this development", said Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel.
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Argentina only secured its spot in the next World Cup in the last round of South American qualifiers and has not delivered convincing performances without Messi.
TyC Sports later reported that the forward later recovered consciousness and underwent tests in hospital, while Dario Benedetto replaced him on the field.
The player has since returned to the team hotel with the rest of the squad.
Troost-Ekong (7/10) - Solid as ever in Eagles defence. It was possible to play in Russian Federation against Argentina. Scored a superb free kick and also had hands in two other goals. Just as Algeria coach, Rabah Madjer pointed him out as the most lethal in the Eagles forward line, the Arsenal player scored two lovely goals and was constantly a threat to the Argentines each time he had the ball in his legs.