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Int’l Friendly: Serbia Exposes Super Eagles’ Weakness In 2-0 Loss

Nigeria’s Super Eagles team was exposed last night as Serbia defeated the Eagles by 2-0.

The Super Eagles  defence was uncoordinated and was often times opened with the tactics and speed of their opponent. The players did not also look sharp on ball and did not play as a team. Both the defence and the midfield have lapses and should be fortified.

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace gave Serbia a deserved 2-0 win over the Super Eagles at The Hive in London in their second pre-World Cup friendly on Tuesday in a match that had another goal line drama.

The on-loan Fulham striker cashed in on defensive lapses in the 68th and 81st minutes to inflict on the Eagles their second defeat under manager Gernot Rohr, as the three-time African champions put up an underwhelming performance in London.

Both sides had contrasting fortunes in their last friendlies with Nigeria beating Poland 1-0 while the Serbs lost 2-1 to Morocco.

Rohr made four changes to the starting line-up against Poland with Nantes defender ChidozieAwaziem coming on as a late replacement for Leon Balogun, who failed a fitness test.Ogenyi Onazi, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ahmed Musa, all substitutes against the Polish, started against the Serbs.

Captain Mikel Obi also missed this tie due to work permit issues in China and it was glaring that the Eagles struggled in the middle of the pack as Leicester man Wilfred Ndidi, Onazi and Torino midfielder Joel Obi failed to blend in the midfield.

Both sides had contrasting fortunes in their last friendlies with Nigeria beating Poland 1-0 while the Serbs lost 2-1 to Morocco.

Rohr made four changes to the starting line-up against Poland with Nantes defender ChidozieAwaziem coming on as a late replacement for Leon Balogun, who failed a fitness test.Ogenyi Onazi, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ahmed Musa, all substitutes against the Polish, started against the Serbs.

Captain Mikel Obi also missed this tie due to work permit issues in China and it was glaring that the Eagles struggled in the middle of the pack as Leicester man Wilfred Ndidi, Onazi and Torino midfielder Joel Obi failed to blend in the midfield.

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