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Nigeria lose 0-1 to Algeria in Austria friendly

Ramy Bensebaini’s fifth minute strike settle score as the Super Eagles slumped to a third straight defeat to African champions Algeria 1-0 in an international friendly at the Worthesee Stadium, Klagenfurt, Austria on Friday. Bensebaini poked home from close range after the Eagles defence failed to clear their lines from a corner kick. Thereafter, the Algerians were clearly the better side in the friendly tie, as the Eagles largely struggled for pace, and stability following the absence of midfield duo Wilfred Ndidi and Oghenekaro Etebo. The defeat was the 11th the Eagles have suffered under Gernot Rohr and. It also ended their five-match unbeaten run of three wins and two draws, since they lost to Algeria in the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Everton forward Alex Iwobi had the Eagles’ best chance in the 21st-minute with a long range effort that went just wide. In the 35th minute, Paul Onuachu’s flick off a cross from Zaidu Sanusi narrowly missed target. Said Be