Slideshow: Return of the Super Eagles
3. Super Eagles take early initiative
Nigeria was able to take advantage of a slow start by Burkina Faso in the first half, using the pace of Victor Moses and the control in the midfield provided by John Mikel Obi. The Stallions struggled to match their opponent's possession and the opening goal seemed destined to fall into the hands of the Super Eagles, as they pushed forward with menace.