Nigeria surrendered a 3 goal lead to Germany in the third place match of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup Today but eventually won the tie on penalties 3-2 to secure the app bronze.
Ajakaiye scored the opening goal in the 20th minute after running past the defense and firing a shot past the goalkeeper for the Flamingos to put Nigeria ahead 1-0.
Miracle Usani delivered a corner into the box in the 48th minute, and was well headed by Bello into the corner of the net to make it 2-0.
Bello scored another from the corner after excellently controlling the ball before firing into the net for 3-0.
Veit pulled one back for the Germans, heading in a free kick into the net.
Bartz scored the second one for Germany from 6 yards, giving the young Germans hope to complete a comeback.
Bender scored a worldie for Germany in the 90th minute to complete a comeback and force to penalty. A shot from her teammate hit the cross bar before hitting an overhead kick.
Nigeria won the match on penalties 3-2.
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