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  • June 1, 2013
  • • 02:00
  • • Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 62000
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Live Commentary

  • It's full time at the Reliant Stadium as both teams draw for the third time. Nigeria could not make their number count against the technically superior Mexicans. The Super Eagles can go to Nairobi next week with the mind to get a victory. Let's contiue our conversation on Twitter, hit me up @jololade. Have a good night folks
  • 90'
    Three minutes added time. Heart beating...
  • 88'
    Tingling end to this encounter as both sides look for that key goal. Who's going to get it?
  • 86'
    Yellow CardEmeka Eze
  • 85'
    SubstitutionS. Meza J. Aquino
  • 81'
    Yellow CardKenneth Omeruo
  • 79'
    Wide of the mark, Onazi shoots so high into the stands asNigeria missed an opportunity to score. At the other end, Omeruo makes a timely block to save the Eagles
  • 78'
    Nigeria's defence at sixes and sevens, Enyeama with another bail out
  • 73'
    SubstitutionNnamdi Oduamadi Obinna Nwachukwu
  • 73'
    SubstitutionJavier Hernández R. Jiménez
  • 73'
    El Tri almost took the lead there, final shot after a well worked attack just went wide of Enyeama's goal. Looking dangerous even with a man short
  • 70'
    AssistC. Salcido
  • 70'
    GoalJavier Hernández
  • 70'
    Second goal for Chicharito, the Manchester United man got in front of Enyeama for a tap in.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionJohn Ogochukwu Ogu Emeka Eze
  • 66'
    Under pressure to win a first game in six, Jose Manuel de la Torre is about to make another change in the Mexican dug out
  • 64'
    SubstitutionA. Guardado Á. Reyna
  • 64'
    End to end stuff now, Oduamadi struck the Mexican cross bar while the Mexicans saw a shot just go wide of Enyeama's goal. No more lethargy in this one, both teams goings for the jugular
  • 61'
    Very typical, can't play against Mexico without the Mexican wave. Signs of boredom in the stands. I have to tell you, the Mexican wave is one of the most beautiful things in a football stadium.
  • 58'
    For a minute there I was afraid as Ogu fell to the ground and took a while before standing up. We need all our boys fit for next Wednesday's game against Kenya
  • 57'
    Yellow CardOgenyi Onazi
  • 55'
    Ogenyi Onazi goes into the referee's book for a tough tackle, that was coming, one could tell as the young midfielder had been showing lots of strength all night
  • 53'
    Nnamdi Oduamadi's run was checked in the box in what looked like a penalty but the referee looked away
  • 52'
    SubstitutionB. Ideye Michael Babatunde
  • 50'
    Stephen Keshi looking relaxed on the sidelines as he orders a player to warm up. Enyeama made a flicked save a while ago, Amalinze looking sharp in goal
  • 48'
    Nigeria keeping the ball better now, remember that they have a man advantage.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionGerardo Torrado H. Herrera
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRodríguez H. Mier
  • 46'
    SubstitutionJoseph Akpala Anthony Ujah
  • 46'
    SubstitutionAustin Ejide Vincent Enyeama
  • 46'
    SubstitutionA. De Nigris G. Flores
  • 46'
    The second half kics off at the Reliant Stadium in Houston. Nigeria, dressed in white jerseys, are leading 2-1 against Mexioc in green tops. Vincent Enyeama takes over goalkeeping duties from Austin Ejide who made some great saves in the first half.
  • Remember, it's a late late game in Nigeria as many folks have had to wake up halfway into their sleep - it's 3am at the moment. I'm sure they'll be comforted by the scoreline. Hit me upon Twitter, @jololade and let me hear you views about the first half.
  • 45'
    De Negris has just missed a sitter, an opportunity to level scores for Mexico. The number 9 was put through on goal and left with only the goalkeeper to beat, put thee ball wide. It is the last action int he half as the African champions go into the break in front
  • 40'
    Own GoalGerardo Torrado
  • 40'
    GOAL John Ogu scores via a deflected shot to give Nigeria the lead. The Eagles have looked to calm down since the sending off of Barrera and have made their number count. Actually that goal was awarded as an own goal to Mexico's Gerardo Torrado
  • 29'
    Penalty GoalB. Ideye
  • 29'
    GOAL! Nigeria score from the penalty box via Ideye Brown after Barrera's deliberate handball in the box.
  • 27'
    Red CardPablo Edson Barrera
  • 21'
    AssistPablo Edson Barrera
  • 21'
    GoalJavier Hernández
  • 21'
    GOAL! Chicharito scores for Mexico