There were plenty of positives for our players involved in senior international action on Tuesday.
Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria came from 2-0 down to beat Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar. The playmaker brought the Super Eagles level shortly after half-time, guiding a low shot right into the far corner. His second put Nigeria 4-2 ahead – and was a goal to remember. Receiving the ball just outside the area, Iwobi nutmegged Javier Mascherano before outpacing the defender and stroking a left-footed shot past Agustin Marchesin.
Iwobi wasn’t the only player to score twice for his country on Tuesday. Alexandre Lacazette gave France the lead in their friendly against Germany, finishing a flowing team move. Germany equalised through Timo Werner – with Mesut Ozil providing the assist – before Lacazette put the visitors back in front with a cool finish. It looked as though that would be enough for victory but Lars Stindl brought the world champions level on the stroke of full-time to ensure they finished 2017 unbeaten.