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Nigeria VS Ecuador – LIVE Reddit Soccer 02/06/2022

Nigeria VS Ecuador – LIVE Reddit Soccer 02/06/2022

The history between these two teams is very short, as they have only met once, and that was in 2004. On October 22 of that year, the friendly tournament called “LG Cup 2” pitted them against each other in the duel for third and fourth place. The match ended in a 2-2 draw with goals by Marlon Ayoví and Augusto Perozo for the Ecuadorians and Kola Ademola and Victor Ezeji for the Nigerians. The result was decided by penalty kicks, where Ecuador won 4-3.

Nigeria begins a new process with José Peseiro at the helm and after his recent experience with the South American national teams, he will have an idea of what this match will be like, looking for an advantage. Ecuador begins a very important part of its preparation for the World Cup in Qatar. The team coached by Gustavo Alfaro will measure forces against an African team, in order to start looking at variants and ways of playing against this type of players who demand a lot of physical power.

Nigeria will hope to end their four consecutive games without a win when they play Ecuador in a friendly game at the 25,000-capacity Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. It’s the first meeting between the West African giants and the South Americans. Since their last 1-0 win over Egypt in Asaba in March 2019, the three-time African champions have failed to record a victory in 10 consecutive friendly outings, losing five and picking up five draws in three years. The Super Eagles started their tour of the United States on a losing note as they fell to a 2-1 to Mexico at the AT&T stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday.

After falling behind to Santiago Gimenez’s first-half opener, Feyenoord forward Cyriel Dessers restored parity nine minutes into the second period before Watford defender William Troost-Ekong scored an own goal to hand El Tri a slender victory.

Prior to their defeat in Texas, the Eagles watched as their qualification for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar went up in smoke when they were beaten on the away-goal rule by archrivals Ghana back in March.

Nigeria have now failed to win any of their last four games across all competitions, picking up two draws and losing two since January’s 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Two sides in need of a morale-boosting result go head to head on Thursday when Ecuador and Nigeria lock horns in a mouthwatering friendly fixture at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena.

La Tri head into the game on a run of five consecutive games without a win, while the Super Eagles have failed to taste victory in each of their last four outings across all competitions.

Ecuador failed to arrest their slump in form in their most recent outing on March 30, when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Argentina on home turf.

La Tri have now failed to win any of their last five outings across all competitions, including their final four outings in the World Cup qualifiers, picking up four draws and losing one since last November’s 2-0 win over Chile.

Despite a poor end to their World Cup qualification campaign, an early run of form saw Gustavo Alfaro’s men secure a place in Qatar after picking up 26 points from 18 games to finish two points above fifth-placed Peru in the playoffs spot.

Ecuador will fancy their chances of arresting their slump in form as they return home, where they are unbeaten in six consecutive games, picking up three wins and three draws since a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Peru in June 2021.

Nigeria, on the other hand, failed to kick off their friendlies on a good note as they fell to a 2-1 at the hands of Mexico when the sides squared off on Sunday.

After falling behind to Santiago Gimenez’s first-half opener, Feyenoord forward Cyriel Dessers restored parity nine minutes into the second period before Watford defender William Troost-Ekong scored an own goal to hand El Tri a slender victory.

Prior to that, the Super Eagles saw their hopes of making a seventh World Cup appearance later this year come to an end when they were beaten on the away goal rule by rivals Ghana back in March.

Nigeria have now failed to win any of their last four games across all competitions, picking up two draws and losing two since January’s 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau in Group D of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The West African giants have also failed to taste victory in 10 consecutive friendly outings, losing five and picking up five draws since a narrow 1-0 win over Egypt back in March 2019.

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