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A bright and entertaining friendly at Singapore’s National Stadium ended all square as Brazil and Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw.
The Super Eagles took the lead against the run of play with Glasgow Rangers striker Aribo quick to react in the Brazil box lashing home in the 35th minute as Marquinhos dawdled.
Brazil were soon level shortly after the interval when Casemiro stabbed home the rebound after Maquinhos had headed off the woodwork.
The draw sees Brazil now failing to win a match in their past four outings with the major concern from the Seleção perspective being Neymar limping off in the 12th minute of the action.
REACTION FROM MUTIU ADEPOJU
Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju, has said the 1-1 draw by Nigeria’s senior football team against Brazil feels like a win because of their impressive showing during the match.
The Super Eagles held the five-time world champions to a stalemate in an international friendly in Singapore on Sunday.
Joe Aribo had put the Super Eagles in front in the 35th minute with a fine finish from close range before Casemiro’s second-half strike saved the South Americans from a shock defeat.
The draw is the best result the Nigeria has secured against the five-time world champions, after losing 3-0 in their last encounter in 2003.
On the back of the great play by the Eagles, Adepoju wrote on his Twitter page: “Well-done brave SuperEagles!
“This draw looks like a win and I believe this is a sign of good things to come for our senior national team.
“Also, there are lots of lessons to take home against Brazil and that is very important. #BRANGA ”