Football enthusiasts have showered accolades on Nigeria B team despite suffering a 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Top quality goals from Kelechi Nwakali and Usman Mohammed were not enough for the Super Eagles to lift the maiden GOtv Max Cup at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium as Angel Correa, Fernando Torres and Borja Garces' efforts sealed victory for Diego Simeone's men.
Despite the loss, the performance of the Nigerian Professional Football League players and the some foreign-based talents have got fans talking on social media.
Despite the fact that we didn’t win, I’m proud of super Eagles... — Bяℓ̊αη twℓ̊$t (@God_lastborn) May 22, 2018
Super Eagles did good today. Proud! — Pup 🐶 (@danethedawg) May 22, 2018
Nigeria home-based Super Eagles really tormented Atletico Madrid. What a pulsating encounter. They had upper hand against Nigeria because they're more experienced. — Adenrele Orimidupa (@blastedup) May 22, 2018
Weldone super eagles 👏...you fought hard but defense....
Weldone all the same 👏 — Aunty Bibian (@Veevian_) May 22, 2018
I wasn't expecting a win but a good football and my expectation wasn't cut off. Good job super eagles.
I'm proud💪 — Mac blake (@macblakefitness) May 22, 2018
This Super Eagles Dey Play Sha ... except the Goalkeeper — DJ HAZAN (@DeeJayHazan) May 22, 2018
Am impressed with the game of the Super Eagles team B players against Athletico Madrid. Keeping them together will take us far. — #i.am.KickoffEmeka🇳🇬 🇫🇷 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@emekakickoff) May 22, 2018
Nigeria team still made my day. Great game guys #NGRvsATLETI— #BBNaija (@iam_francisgold) May 22, 2018
Quite impressed with confidence the Nigeria squad has on the ball, entertaining game — Eugene (@afcEugene) May 22, 2018
Good game. Well done @NGSuperEagles. Most important aspect for me is the depth of talent available to Nigeria. @LMCNPFL players also shone brightly. #GOtvMAXCup — Tola Badekale (@BadekaleTola) May 22, 2018