Afcon 2019: How Nigeria edged Guinea in Alexandria - By The Numbers

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The Super Eagles secured their second win in Egypt on Wednesday to stretch their lead at the summit of Group B

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    #1 Ndidi's effect

    The Super Eagles lost the ball 134 times, six times more than their West African rivals but Wilfred Ndidi helped them to recover the ball 12 times out of the total 59 recoveries recorded - the most by any Nigerian player in the encounter. 
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    #2 Corner-kick Kings

    Nigeria had 10 corner-kicks compared Guinea's one, which eventually bore fruit in the 73rd minute when Omeruo scored from Moses Simon's corner.
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    #3 Super solid defence

    The Super Eagles made some timely tackles at the Alexandria Stadium and stopped Paul Put's men with more tackles [19] more than their rivals [12]. 53% of the tackles were successful compared to Guinea's 50%.
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    #4 Flanks attack

    Gernot Rohr's men reverted to crossing after finding difficult to break the Syli Nationale's defence. They made 19 crosses during the encounter, six more than their opponents. The three-time African champions also played more long balls [59]. 
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    #5 Even dominance

    Although Nigeria walked away with the maximum points, the teams had a 50-50 share of territorial advantage.