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Nigeria B 2-3 Atlético Madrid: friendly result, goals, report

Borja Garcés scored a fine winner as a youthful Atlético side narrowly beat Nigeria B in Uyo, despite two wonderful strikes from the hosts.
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Nigeria B 2-3 Atlético Madrid: friendly result, goals, report
Jesús RubioDiario AS

Fernando Torres scored in his final appearance for Atlético Madrid as a youthful side beat Nigeria B in a highly enjoyable end-of-season friendly in Uyo.

Torres, Correa turn scoreboard on its head after Nwakali stunner

Kelechi Nwakali fired in a spectacular strike from range to put the hosts deservedly ahead on the half-hour mark, only to see Ángel Correa immediately level for the visitors after collecting a fine through ball by Thomas Partey.

Having netted a brace in his last competitive game for Atlético on Sunday, Torres came on at half time - to a rapturous reception from the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium - and headed Los Rojiblancos in front when he connected with a Correa corner with an hour gone.

Usman scores fine solo effort before Garcés thumps in winner

Muhammed Usman looked to have secured a draw for Nigeria B with a sensational solo goal ten minutes from time, but 18-year-old substitute Borja Garcés made sure Atleti had the final word soon after, beating keeper Femi Thomas with an unstoppable drive into the top corner.

Nigeria B 2-3 Atlético Madrid: as it happened

Nigeria B vs Atlético Madrid: friendly preview

Fresh from closing out their 2017/18 LaLiga Santander campaign with a 2-2 draw against Eibar that saw an emotional farewell to departing club legend Fernando Torres, newly-crowned Europa League winners Atlético Madrid face Nigeria B in an end-of-season friendly at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Torres is among the players to have flown to Uyo in a travelling party in which head coach Diego Simeone has also sought to give youth its chance. Atlético's 20-man squad is: Oblak, Werner, Juanfran, Sergi, Montero, Solano, Jota, Rafa Muñoz, Thomas, Gabi, Vitolo, Toni Moya, Agüero, Olabe, Mikel Carro, Joaquín, Torres, Correa, Gameiro and Borja.

Los Rojiblancos are set to face a home side chiefly made up of footballers who ply their trade in the Nigeria Professional Football League, the African nation's domestic top flight. Per Goal, their squad is: Kayode, Ojo, Thomas, Muhammed, Okorom, Duru, Utin, Oladuntoye, Opara, Ajana, Ayagwa, Ashadi, C. Nwakali, K. Nwakali, Mohammed, Ojo, Eduok, Umar and Ibrahim.


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