Nigeria’s Falconets were no match for the Spain female team, as they were defeated 2-1 on Thursday during a tough quarter-final encounter in 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France.
The Spanish team booked their in the Semi Finals of the competition, with Aitana Bonmati and Patri Guijarro‘s goal making the difference for the team.
On an overcast afternoon at the Stade Guy-Piriou in Concarneau, it was Spain that made their early advantage count by breaking the deadlock before the quarter-hour mark through captain Bonmati.
Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie was helpless as Bonmati’s fine left-footed shot located the edge of the Nigeria box.
Guijarro doubled Spain’s lead as she scored her fifth goal of France 2018 after getting on the end of Maite Oroz’s free-kick into the West African side’s box and scoring from close range.
Rasheedat Ajibade, judiciously used the a good pass which was the product of Peace Efih’s forward run
Her low shot forced a diving Catalina Coll to direct the ball into the path of an unmarked Efih, who duly converted into an empty Spanish goal.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the European side are reaching the semi-finals for the first time.