Flying Eagles to take on Senegal in World Cup last-16 on Monday

Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will face their Senegalese counterparts in the last-16 stage of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland on Monday.

Nigeria advanced to the knockout phase after picking up 4 points from Group D, to finish as one of the best four third-placed teams in the group stages.

The young Terenga Lions on the other hand, picked up two wins and a draw to top Group A, and will take battle Nigeria at Lodz Stadium on Monday.

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It will not be the first time Nigeria will be playing an all-African knockout stage match at the Under-20 World Cup.

At the 2007 edition in Canada, Nigeria also faced Zambia in the Round of 16 and won 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

Senegal will depend on the scoring prowess of Amadou Sagna who scored an hattrick on opening day, with one of the goals currently the fastest goal ever scored in the history of the competition.

It is also worthy of not that Senegal are yet to concede a goal since the start of this competition, while the Eagles have conceded three goals.

See the rest of the final 16 clashes in the infographic by FIFA below:

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