Afcon 2019: Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon - By The Numbers

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Goal takes a look at some interesting stats after Saturday's Round of 16 fixture as the Super Eagles emerge victorious in a five-goal thriller

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    Super Eagles did not dominate in Alexandria

    Nigeria struggled to dominate the Indomitable Lions in both halves; they had 38% of possession in the first half and 38.9% in the second 45 minutes.

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    Etebo-Ndidi effect

    The Super Eagles might have struggled to dominate Cameroon, but the midfielders shone in the heart of the field. Oghenekaro Etebo completed the most passes for Gernot Rohr's men [24] while Wilfred Ndidi made the most recoveries [12].

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    Physical battle

    Saturday's contest at the Alexandria Stadium was a very physical battle with Nigeria conceding 17 fouls while Clarence Seedorf's team had 14 fouls.

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    Cameroon love long balls

    The Indomitable Lions played 66 long balls, six more than their West African neighbours [60]. They also completed the most crosses [21] compared to Nigeria who made nine crosses.

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    Ighalo is Nigeria's main threat

    Out of four shots on target registered by Nigeria, Odion Ighalo attempted three with two finding the back of the net. He also created two chances, one of which turned out to be the assist for the match-winning goal scored by Alex Iwobi.