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Woldcup Qualifiers: Penalty kick gives Cameroon a late  draw against Nigeria

Moses to shoot... Narrowly over.

90'+7'  Victor Moses certainly had his weetabix this morning. He dummies the ball around Leuko and drives inside, winning a foul from Siani 25 yards out. A final chance for Nigeria, as the referee places the wall ten yards back.

90'+6' Collins Fai is booked for a shove on Victor Moses, who will deliver the cross from the left. Banana with a strong defensive header at the near post.

90'+5'  Bassogog shrugs, unsure of why the referee has given a foul against him. Nigeria will play the ball forward from just inside their own half.

90'+3'  Ezenwa is receiving treatment again. He's still feeling the effects of that superb, close-range stop from Fai.

90'+2' Bassogog collects the ball from Fai and dances to his right and then back to the right. He fizzes a ball through the box, just behind Simon Moses.

90'+1'  Cameroon have the ball deep in their own half.

90'  There will be five minutes of stoppage time.

89' Another Cameroonian penalty shout falls upon deaf ears, this time after Collins Fai flops down in the box. It would have been harsh on Nigeria.

88'  Bassogog dances on to his left foot and tries to swing a cross towards Aboubakar. Elderson stretches to block the delivery. Nigeria are standing up well to the incessant pressure from The Indomitable Lions.

87' A final change for Nigeria. Onazi is replaced by Etebo for his 11th cap.

86'  A swig of orange isotonic goodness, and Ezenwa is ready to take a goal kick and relieve the pressure on Nigeria. For now.

84'  Sebastian Siani catches a sweet volley from just inside the box, and Ezenwa gets down exceptionally well to parry the low shot. Collins Fai charges in on the follow up, and is denies by a brave, brave block from the 'keeper. Ezenwa is Nigeria's third choice goalkeeper, and he's down injured as a result of that double save. He's on his feet, but looks a little jaded.



83' Aboubakar goes down in the the box, and a roar comes down from the stands... nothing given. It's one-way traffic at the moment. Cameroon are dominant.

80'  Olinga comes off for Cameroon, Moumi replaces him.

80' Kelechi Iheanacho comes on for Odion Ighalo.

78'  Bassogog takes the ball down effortlessly on the right, shimmies and shuffles, and then squares the ball to Aboubakar in the box. The Porto striker has his back to goal, and can't swivel to shoot. Bassogog has injected Cameroon with some much-needed incision.

77'  Collins Fai plays a neat one-two, and looks to break down the right flank. Onazi leads in with an arm to challenge him, and he is booked. Bassogog delivers from the right, but he miss-kicks and the ball sails out beyond the far side of the box.

76' The volume has gone up to eleven. Cameroon really need to push for the win. An exhilerating final 15 minutes beckons.

75' GOL GOL GOL! Aboubakar takes a deep breath, a slow run up, and tucks the ball low in to the net. The crowd erupts.

74'  PENALTY TO CAMEROON! Djoum is cleaned out by a diving Ezenwa, and Aboubakar will take the spot kick.

73'  Victor Moses is omnipresent. I think there could be about four of him. He tracks back to clear the ball at the far post.

70' Hugo Broos raises his hands in disbelief on the touchline. He is dischuffed that Siani has been penalised for a clumsy challenge on Onazi, who has taken the captain's armband for Nigeria.

67' Ooooh, Moses skims the bar! The Chelsea man chopped on to his left foot just inside the box, before moving his body around the ball and curling the ball towards the far corner with his right. Moses gets under the ball a little too much, and it bounces agonisingly off the top of the bar and out for a goal kick.

65'  Mikel Agu, a 24-year-old from Porto, comes on for John Obi Mikel to win his third cap for the Super Eagles.

64' Superb wing-play from Victor Moses on the left to beat Leuko and gallop to the byline. His cut-back evades both Ighalo, and Mikel on the edge of the box.

63' Fabrice Olinga throws a step-over, skips past Shehu, and falls over. He is a little too vociferous in his protests to the referee, and is booked for backchat.

61'  Double change for Cameroon. Moukandjo and Nsame go off, with Aboubakar and Bassogog coming on.

59' Djoum finds a pocket of space 30 yards out, sets himself up for the shot... and sends a wild effort over the bar.

58' Cameroon are turning the screw, placing Nigeria under constant pressure. Fai, Djoum, and Moukandjo combine well on the right, but the latter's cross goes in to the arms of Ezenwa in the Super Eagles goal.

57' Nigeria are becoming a little sloppy. A foul out on the left will allow Moukandjo to deliver another free-kick... it's better than his last few, but Ekong clears.

55'  Balogun goes in to the book for a foul on Moukandjo. The Cameroon midfielder gets up, and takes a clever, quick free-kick down the right hand side of the box to Djoum. Elderson is attentive, and forces the Hearts winger to turn back away from goal.

53' The superb Leon Balogun prevents Jean Pierre Nsame from shooting inside the box with a sumptuously-timed sliding tackle. The Cameroon number 9 was set to pull the trigger, a crucial interventionl.

52' Victor Moses has the ball on the edge of the box, with Elderson scampering around the outside of him on the overlap. He uses the left back's run as a decoy, and shimmies inside to shoot with his right foot. He is leaning back, and the ball goes well wide.

51' Moukandjo raises his arm, and whips in a free-kick from the left flank. It's nicely shaped, but too close to the goalkeeper, who gathers with a clean catch.

48' Nsame races to the byline and tries to centre the ball while running at full pace. The winger is unable to keep his balance, and slices the ball behind for a goal kick to Nigeria. Cameroon are dominating possession, but not doing a great deal with it.

46' No substitutions from either side at half time. With Aboubakar and Bassogog on the bench, Cameroon do have the ability to 'shake things up'.

46' And, we're off! More of the same needed from Nigeria, while Cameroon need to show a little more spark.

A pre-kick off huddle from Nigeria, playing in white shirts. They are within touching distance of Russia 2018.

The teams are filtering back out for the second half.
Nigeria are 45 minutes from qualification...

Arnaud Djoum, who plays in the SPL for Hearts, has been Cameroon's most potent attacking outlet on the right flank. The 28-year-old has caused real problems for Elderson.

Simon Moses and Victor Moses (no relation) have been the stand-out men for Nigeria out on the flanks. The away side are set up to counter attack, and it is suiting these two perfectly. The longer Nigeria hold on to their lead, the more space they will find, as Cameroon are forced to push forward.

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