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Official Press Release For Unilag Marathon

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FIFA U20 World Cup​: Nigeria crashes out after Germany defeat

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Nigeria​’s​ Flying Eagles​​ are out of the ongoing FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand after they were defeated 1-0 by their German counterparts on Thursday morning.

A solitary strike in the first half was all that was required by the European champions to progress to the last eight where they will face another African opposition in Mali.
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African champions, Nigeria​,​ were very poor to say the least on Thursday as they failed to put up a strong challenge in the Round of 16 clash that took place at the Christchurch Stadium​, New Zealand​.

Levin Oztunali did the damage which ended the ambition of the Coach Manu Garba team​, which had hoped to be the second African team to win the FIFA U20 World Cup after Ghana.
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Oztunali’s goal came in the 19th minute when Stendera’s pressure on Kingsley Sokari led to him stealing the ball just outside the box of Nigeria.

He found Levin Oztunali at the edge of the box and the grandson of the legendary Uwe Seeler fired a powerful left-footed shot home.

From then Nigeria were left chasing the game and they were far from looking like they will get the equaliser they needed badly.

While Africa saw her four representatives make it to the Round of 16, only Senegal and Mali are left in the quarter finals to carry the hopes of the continent in the final eight.

Source: https://premiumtimesng.com/sports/184805-fifa-u20-world-cup%E2%80%8B-nigeria-crashes-out-after-germany-defeat.html

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FIFA U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles beat Hungary, to play Germany in round of 16

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Taiwo Awoniyi scored twice, as Nigeria’s U-20 side defeated Hungary 2-0 to qualify for the round of 16, at the ongoing FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

The Flying Eagles needed a win or a draw to progress and promptly took charge of the game played at the Stadium Taranaki.

The Hungarians still qualify, though, as one of the best third-placed teams and will now kick off the knockout phase against Group D winners Serbia in Dunedin.

Nonetheless, they were well beaten at New Plymouth’s Taranaki Stadium, with Taiwo Awoniyi’s brace no more than the African champions deserved for their overall dominance.

Manu Garba’s charges were the better side throughout, nullifying four-goal forward Bence Mervo and providing a constant threat at the other end. They would have taken the lead as early as the 16th minute but for an incredible save from Gyorgy Szekely, who stuck out a strong right hand to beat away Awoniyi’s powerful close range header.

The Hungary keeper was merely delaying the inevitable though and was helpless to prevent the deadlock being broken 17 minutes later. Awoniyi was the scorer, ghosting away from his marker to volley in at the near post from Saviour Godwin’s teasing low cross.
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The Europeans rarely threatened a comeback
but did produce one effort of note a few minutes into the second half. Mario Nemeth was just a couple of inches away from a wonder goal, in fact, having taken aim from 30 yards and rattled the crossbar with Joshua Enaholo beaten.

However, the points – and second place – were secured in the 54th minutes when Awoniyi doubled his and tally. It was a goal that neither Attila Osvath or Akos Kecskes will want to watch again, with the Hungary duo having both gone up for the same header at the halfway line, collided and missed the ball entirely.

Awoniyi could hardly believe his luck and, though he still had some work to do, he did it in style, dribbling past a covering defender before rounding Szekely and tucking the ball into the unguarded net.

As a result, Manu Garba’s boys will now take on European champions, Germany on June 11, 2015 at the Christ-Church Stadium.

Source: https://completefootballnews.com/awoniyi-brace-sets-up-germany-showdown/

Flying Eagles produce 2nd half masterclass to crush Korea DPR 4 Nil

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A superb second-half display saw Nigeria get their FIFA U-20 World Cup back on the rails as they romped to a 4-0 win over Korea DPR.

After a tight first-half, An Ye Gun’s side went to pieces after the break as a quick-fire brace from Saviour Godwin undid all that good work.

A fine final two goals secured all three points for Nigeria and put them back in the mix for qualification from Group E.

Manu Garba’s team almost put their disappointing second-half against Brazil behind them inside the opening two minutes.

Captain Musa Muhammed looked to lead by example as he struck a thunderbolt of a shot onto the inside of the post from 25 yards, for which keeper Cha Jong Hun was only an airborne spectator.

From there, though, Korea DPR improved for a spell. They contained the threat of Nigeria while they had their occasional forays forward, however they looked ultimately blunt in attack.
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The Flying Eagles looked more menacing as the half wore on. Taiwo Awoniyi and Bernand Bulbwa threatened, before a Muhammed free-kick and Awoniyi follow-up brought out a superb double save from Jong Hun in a half where he was busy, but rarely tested to his limits.

The second half saw all that change, as the Korea DPR goalkeeper spoiled what had been an impressive display. His misjudgement to come challenge Saviour Godwin for a Bulbwa cross saw the Asian side lose their foothold.
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It only took Godwin three minutes to double his tally, after a lucky ricochet allowed Awoniyi to skillfully progress up the field before laying on to the FC Sports forward who coolly slotted through legs of defender and goalkeeper.

The third was a peach. A corner found its way out to Kingsley Sokari and his laser-guided shot from the edge of the area screamed into the top left corner.

The final one wasn’t bad either, following a slick team move. Awoniyi and substitute Success Isaac’s exchanged passes sliced through the Korea DPR defence before the latter slammed home from a tight angle to reinstate the African champions’ last 16 hopes.

Source: https://completefootballnews.com/flying-eagles-produce-2nd-half-masterclass-to-crush-korea-dpr-4-nil/

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Brazil edge Nigeria in six-goal thriller

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Brazil have beaten Nigeria 4-2 in dramatic and hugely entertaining game at New Plymouth’s Taranaki Stadium.

This meeting of Africa’s champions and the five-time U-20 World Cup winners more than lived up to its billing, with the South Americans triumphing in a game that neither side deserved to lose.

It was a game with everything: brilliant goals, outrageous skill, flowing moves and, at the end, a horrible error. The crowd were enraptured from the word go and they had a goal to celebrate inside four minutes.

Judivan, who would go on to play a huge role, slipped in Joao Pedro and the overlapping right-back’s low cross set up Gabriel Jesus for a crisp close-range finish. Brazil were good value for this early lead, having started the sharper of the two sides, but it wasn’t long before Nigeria began flexing their muscles.

Indeed, the Flying Eagles had already hit the post when they drew level just seven minutes
after going behind. It was a wonderful goal too, with Musa Yahaya sending an outrageous ‘rabona’ through ball for Success Isaac to race through, round the keeper and slot coolly into the unguarded net.

That sent Nigerian confidence soaring and they added a second after 28 minutes with yet another well-crafted strike. This time the net bulged at the end of a slick breakaway, one which culminated in Yahaya cutting inside past the challenge of Jorge and crashing a shot high into the net from the edge of the box.

This was already a wonderful game but if the crowd thought it couldn’t get any better, they were wrong. Parity was restored before half-time as Gabriel Jesus, the scorer of Brazil’s opener, turned provider with another brilliant pass. His back-heel through the legs of Onyinye Ndidi was measured perfectly into the path of Judivan, who steadied himself and fired low and powerfully beyond the helpless Joshua Enaholo.

The electrifying standard wasn’t quite maintained in the second half, but there were still two more goals to savour – both from Brazil.

First, Boschilia put them in front just before the hour-mark with a low 25-yard shot that swerved wildly before clipping the inside of the post on its way in. Then a calamitous error by Joshua
Enaholo gifted Brazil the points, with the goalkeeper allowing the ball to squirm through legs and enabling Judivan to smash the ball home from a few yards out.

Source: http://completefootballnews.com/report-brazil-edge-nigeria-in-six-goal-thriller/

Arsenal put four past Aston Villa to win their 12th FA Cup in style at Wembley Stadium

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Arsenal won a record 12th FA Cup with a performance of such vibrance and effervescence that Aston Villa simply could not live with them on a remarkable day at Wembley.

Drama is almost stitched into the very fabric of this competition, but the Gunners were simply too good, too dominant to allow any element of doubt to creep in here.
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This was ‘Wengerball’ distilled – slick, incisive passing, exceptional off the ball movement and a couple of goals so good they should almost have come with an X-rated warning.

Some 379 days after that unforgettable, nerve-shredding final against Hull City, this could not have been more different.

Arsène Wenger’s side – resplendent in yellow – were in total control from the off.

So edgy on their recent visits to the national stadium, this time they were the picture of calm.

The first half was a blur of yellow movement, with Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott all going close, but they finally broke the deadlock five minutes before the interval.
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Walcott was the hero, latching on to a cushioned Alexis header to slam the ball in at the near post before spinning away to celebrate with the ecstatic Arsenal fans.
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Better was to come after the break, with Alexis scoring the sort of 25-yard screamer that would surely have had Charlie George – the hero of 1971 – nodding in appreciation.
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Per Mertesacker headed in a third from a corner as the Gunners continued their assault and Olivier Giroud added a fourth in injury time to add even more gloss to the scoreline.
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The final whistle brought scenes of undisguised joy as Wenger joined George Ramsey on a record six FA Cups, while the Gunners’ emphatic victory put them out on their own on a record 12 triumphs.

Arsenal are England’s cup kings – and what a performance they delivered to do it.

Chelsea are Premier League Champions

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The final day of the Premier League is often one of the most exciting in sports, but the only drama in 2015 will be at the bottom of the table.

With three games left to play, Chelsea clinched the Premier
League title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, the club’s third league title under manager José Mourinho.

The win was hardly thrilling, but it (temporarily) gave Chelsea a 16-point gap over Manchester City and Arsenal, and by May 24th, the Blues will set a new record for consecutive days spent on top of the table with 274.

As he has done so often with Diego Costa out injured, 24-year-old superstar Eden
Hazard made the difference for Chelsea.

Hazard was tripped as split two defenders and darted into the penalty area in the 44th minute, earning a penalty kick.

Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni saved Hazard’s kick from the spot, but the ball rebounded back to the Belgian, and the PFA Player of the Year headed into the side netting before the Crystal Palace defense going clear.

Crystal Palace managed a sustained threat on Thibaut Courtois’ goal, and Chelsea closed out a 1-0 lead in the
second half.
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Chelsea will wait to lift the trophy until the final home game of the season, but
the celebration raged on in the dressing room after the game.
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UNILAG XI 3-1 BURUJ FOOTBALL CLUB

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With a tireless squad of young players and excellent hold-up play, UNILAG XI performance was almost reminiscent of their top performance since the start of the year.

Buruj FC, one of the prominent Football Academies in Nigeria, based in Ikorodu had a good game but they were outplayed by the UNILAG team.

The friendly between the two sides kicked off at 8a.m on Thursday at the Unilag Sports Centre.

Emmanuel ‘s powerful hold-up play and deft touch was simply too much for Buruj defenders to handle and certainly in the midst of his best run of form, helped the UNILAG boys to a comfortable home victory.

UNILAG XI also benefitted from another virtuoso display from Ayo and Smith, the duo kept the midfield job clean showing a high level of understanding and a good vision for the ball.

Ayo, (aka A.papa) opened the scores sheet after converting a free-kick from just outside the the 18yard box to give UNILAG XI an early lead. UNILAG XI through Samuel (aka Santa) and Emmanuel increased their lead by 2 goals
(3-0).

A miscalculation by UNILAG centre back, Salami, resulted in a consolation goal for the visitors (3-1).

The game showed a great deal of talent from the two teams upholding the saying that
“all work and no play makes jack a dull boy”.

To also be a part of this showcase of talent, you can join the UNILAG school team or also be a part of these games by watching them during your leisure time.

Source: http://campuslife.unilag.edu.ng