Nigeria vs Ivory Coast latest news
19 mins: More like it from the Super Eagles, getting bodies forward. Lookman stands a cross up to the back post, headed out as Osimhen waits.
Aurier then slides in on Lookman, winning the throw-in. Pair briefly square up to each other - good battle out on that wing.
Lookman is then dragged down by Gradel as he looks to break, could easily have been a booking.
16 mins: Nigeria defending really well, dealing with anything in the air, but the Super Eagles are yet to offer a huge amount in attack.
Osimhen has barely had a touch. Iwobi tries to change that, with a ball down the line, but it’s straight out of play. Thumbs up from Osimhen, appreciating the idea.
14 mins: It’s been a fast start from Ivory Coast.
Gradel with an early cross, great ball in and Aina can only put it behind for a corner, as Haller lurks.
Corner cleared out to Fofana, who is 25 yards out as he lines up the shot. Decent strike, but straight at the goalkeeper.
11 mins: Eventually it is put into the middle, but Bassey makes up for giving away the free-kick by clearing the ball away.
It’s coming straight back though - Lookman handballs it as he looks to counter.
Take two for Gradel. Again it’s rock solid from Nigeria, Osimhen this time with the header.
10 mins: Powerful run from Kessie, too strong for Bassey and the Nigeria man can only bring the midfielder down. Another dangerous set-piece coming up for Ivory Coast.
Bit of a delay, with Kessie needing some treatment after that foul.
7 mins: First real chance - Ivory Coast having a good spell.
Ball swung in, Haller gets across his man at the near post and gets a slight touch at the near post... not enough.
It bobbles just wide of the far post.
6 mins: Osimhen now being warned by the referee, he’s the latest Nigeria player to charge into a challenge and bring a player down. Super Eagles right up for this, as you’d expect.
They’ll have a corner to defend here though, huge roar from the stands. Bassey unable to keep the ball in play.
It’s Gradel to take, swung into the near post and Iwobi heads it out.
4 mins: Haller gets a shove from Bassey, soft foul. Up come the Ivory Coast defenders.
Seri clips the ball into the box, Nigeria deal with it well though and clear the danger.
Comes back in, Haller wins the header this time but Nwabali is off his line to claim.
2 mins: Nigeria straight on the front foot, Chukwueze not far away from playing Osimhen in behind.