Eagles have a slight lead, but Black Stars are waiting for the away goal

The Baba Yara Stadium was dressed in yellow and red as the nearly full stadium brimmed with energy. The Black Stars had said that they had a plan to get a positive result against the super eagles and they started as if they were serious. With a starting XI that included teenagers Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (18) and Felix Afena-Gyan (19), the Black Stars went straight on the attack and earned their first corner kick in the second minute. The Eagles launched their first attack through Samuel Chukwueze in the 12th minute but the run was stopped hard by Daniel Amartey. The Eagles were saved by an excellent tackle from Leon Balogun on Issahaku in the 15th when the teenager almost scored the goal. Zaidu Sanusi almost found Victor Osimhen in the area. Good and aggressive play from the left side to go up the field and center. Uzoho had to be fully prepared to save a ferocious effort from Issahaku in the 32nd minute. That woke the Nigerians up when the Eagles won their first corner kick in the 36th minute. The first chance on goal fell to Osimhen a minute later, but could not properly connect an Ekong hub. Joe Aribo then created a scoring opportunity in the 40th minute when he ghosted into the Black Stars box, but the opportunity fell on his weaker right foot and parried his effort. The Eagles finished the first half on the rise, although the Black Stars finished the half with more than 62 percent possession of the ball. The second half began with another corner kick for the Black Stars. Daniel Amartey asked for a penalty after a struggle with Aina. The referee consulted the VAR and indicated that the game should continue. Another corner kick resulted in a save from Uzoho. ALSO READ: LIVE UPDATES: Ghana vs Nigeria: Black Stars, Super Eagles battle for World Cup ticket in Kumasi Nigeria’s best chance of the match fell to Moses Simon in the 55th minute when Kelechi Iheanacho gave him a pass, but the Ghanaian goalkeeper made a great save. Emmanuel Dennis, Frank Onyeka, Oghenekaro Etebo, Calvin Bassey and Ademola Lookman were substitutes in the second half with Lookman and Bassey making their debut for Eguavoen A VAR review overturned a penalty awarded by referee Redouane Jiyed of Morocco in the 77th minute. Substitute Oghenekaro Etebo was so furious with the referee that he had to give him a yellow card to calm him down. By the 80th minute, the Black Stars had clearly run out of ideas on how to take down the Super Eagles and were just shooting long balls behind the Eagles defense. After four minutes of added time, the derby was settled, at least for the next 92 hours before the second leg kicks off at the MKO Stadium in Abuja. Nigeria have a slight edge, but the away goals rule means the Black Stars will qualify with any draw. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Eagles have a slight lead, but Black Stars are waiting for the away goal