Monday June 17, 2013 1st Round: Group B Finished Estádio Mineirão

Tahiti 1 - 6 Nigeria

  • Tehau 54’
  • Vallar 5’ (o.g.)
  • Oduamadi 10’, 26’, 76’
  • Tehau 69’ (o.g.)
  • Elderson 80’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Tahiti
    • Nigeria
    • 21:49 Wow. That was actually really enjoyable. Jonathan Tehau's goal - not the one in the wrong net - will live long in the memory. Good effort from them. Nigeria wasteful. Could've scored 10+. Thoughts? Man of the Match?
    • 90+1' FT: Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria
    • 90' ADDED TIME: One minute.
    • 89' Nigeria's finishing letting them down: not for the first time.
    • 87' NEARLY! Long, high ball and the Nigerian GK was in no man's land as Jonathan Tehau came inches away from scoring.
    • 85' @tahitifootball again: "Sixth Goal of Nigeria. But we can say that we are making history, even losing will #NeverGiveUp #IBelieveInTahiti"
    • 82' Not a bad night for Oduamadi: four efforts, three on target, three goals.
    • 81' "The goal of @TahitiFootball is a #fairytale which was not written by the marketing department of a public limited company." So True. @davidudl
    • 80' "Goal Nigeria. But it will never take away our dignity, may believe that we did everything possible #IBelieveInTahiti" @tahitifootball
    • 79' GOAL! 6-1 Nigeria. It's scrappy, but left-back Echiejile tucks the ball home.
    • 78' Fans cheering on Atani as he stepped up for that free-kick. Hopeless effort though. Well over the bar.
    • 76' SUB (Tahiti): Simon off, Lemaire on.
    • 75' GOOAL! 5-1 Nigeria. Oduamadi has probably never scored an easier goal. It's his hat-trick though. And one he'll remember. Assist from Ideye.
    • 73' SUB (Nigeria): Omeruo off, Egwuerke on.
    • 72' Next up for Tahiti is Spain and Uruguay .. should be interesting. How will they fare?
    • 70' Some epic RTs on the @tahitifootball account. Just shows the support for them.
    • 70' 'WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS' @tahitifootball ...
    • 69' SUB (Tahiti): Vahirua off, Atani on.
    • 68' OWN GOAL! Tehau - the Tahiti goalscorer - was the unfortunate player to stick the ball past his own goalkeeper. Unlucky.
    • 66' OFFSIDE! Oduamadi thought he had his hat-trick. Sneaked offside as he finished well.
    • 63' That was a sight. The Nigerian bench don't look too pleased. I'm sure a few harsh words will be said at the F/T whistle.
    • 62' Seen seven replays of the Tahiti goal in 10 minutes. Memorable moment.
    • 57' The crowd almost a 12th man for Tahiti. They're just urging them on. It's 3-1 Nigeria still.
    • 56' Ideye goes round the GK again and should have scored! Perhaps could have passed instead of going himself.
    • 54' SUB (Nigeria): Mba off, Ogu on.
    • 53' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tahiti have scored! Yes ... Tahiti have scored! Jonathan Tehau heads in at the back-post from a corner kick.
    • 52' SUB (Tahiti): Vallar off, Faatiarau on.
    • 51' SUB (Nigeria): Ujah off, Ideye on.
    • 49' Musa misses from close range. Probably should have burst the net with that. Attempted to open his body up and miskewed his shot.
    • 48' Simon (Tahiti) recieving treatment on the touchline. Looks like cramp.
    • 46' Musa (Nigeria)
    • 45' Nigeria kick-off the second half in Belo Horizonte.
    • 45' Strange first-half, but expected, I suppose. Tahiti's gung-ho attitude going forward is exciting and they've actually had 3 or 4 good chances. Defensively, a nightmare. Easy for Nigeria going forward.
    • 45+1' HT: Tahiti 0-3 Nigeria
    • 45' ADDED TIME: One minute.
    • 44' Oduamadi broke clear on the break down the right-wing, good cross from the Nigeria No.20 but a strong clearance from J.Tehau.
    • 42' INCHES AWAY! Chong-hue was so close to connecting inside the six-yard box and pulling a goal back. You can sense the frustration!
    • 40' Omeruo (Nigeria)
    • 39' Mba has a golden opportunity to add a fourth, he breaks into the box, but looks as if he slipped at the vital moment. Great chance.
    • 36' Musa (Nigeria)
    • 32' Oh! Alvin Tehau makes a brilliant run down the left-flank. Corner to Nigeria. Good save from the GK.
    • 30' Good clearance from captain Vallar and he concedes a corner-kick to the Nigerians.
    • 29' Wait? Is that a goal? No. Great save from the Tahitan GK as he denies Ujah making it 4-0.
    • 25' GOAL! Uh oh ... Samin fumbles a cross-ball and Oduamadi has the easy task of making it 3-0.
    • 24' Aitumi's tried his luck from 35 yards. This looks the most likely method of scoring.
    • 23' This is Tahiti's first-ever international championship outside of the OFC. They did reach the U20 World Cup a few years back.
    • 19' Quirky ... "Sea shells not helping Tahiti much. Wave after wave of Nigeria attack." @ABlueSaint
    • 18' To their credit, Tahiti's players look very fit. Haven't stopped running, and competed physically, but Nigeria's nurtured power on the ball is on another level.
    • 15' Nigeria's Omeruo coming close a third. Rounding Samin, but skews his shot wide. Should've scored, really.
    • 12' Wayward clearance from the Tahitian GK Samin almost awards Nigeria with a great chance. This is going to be a long night ...
    • 11' Supporters in the stadium still chanting for Tahiti.
    • 10' GOOOAL! 2-0 Nigeria. Awful defending from Tahiti. Oduamadi cuts back inside, picks the corner out with his right-foot.
    • 8' Anthony Ujah tries to weave through the Tahiti defence, but his shot is blocked.
    • 6' Certainly a positive start from the OFC champions. A high defensive line and plenty of running to close down.
    • 4' GOOOOL! Nigeria take the lead. So unlucky for Tahiti. It's Echiejile's long-range effort which is deflected into the net.
    • 1' Huge cheers for Nicolas Vallar there, as he clears the ball into Row Z!
    • 0' And we're off!
    • 19:58 Traditional neck gifts being passed to opposing players. That will be an interesting piece of merchandise for the likes of John Obi Mikel.
    • 19:57 Commentator mentions the possibility of a Haka! fingers-crossed
    • 19:56 Wow! How passionate was that? Some tears from the Tahiti squad. Now for a more familiar one: Nigeria.
    • 19:54 The teams emerge at the stadium. And here's the Tahiti national anthem.
    • 19:50 What are your predictions for tonight's game? Will you be rooting for the underdogs? Or for the more experienced Africans?
    • 19:43 Teams: TAHITI: Samin, A.Tehau, Vahirua, Ludivion, Caroine, Bourebare, Vallar, Chong-Hue, Aitami, J.Tehau, Simon… Subs: Roche, Meriel, Faatiarau, T.Tehau, Atani, Lemaire, Aroita, L.Tehau, Tihoni, Vero, Hnanyine, Wagemann //// Nigeria: Enyeama, Oboabona, Echiejile, Ambrose, Musa, Mikel, Ogude, Ujah, Mba, Oduamadi, Omeruo… Subs: Ejide, Agbim, Ogu, Egwuekwe, Ideye, Akpala, Gambo, Kwambe, Babatunde, Eze, Benjamin, Onazi
    • 19:39 So, what do we know about Tahiti? OFC Nations Cup winners 2012. Former French GK Lionel Charbonnier was their U17 and U20 coach until last year. Vahirua plays his football in France. Anything else? It's sunny, apparently, too!
    • 19:38 Good evening folks! It's a landmark night for Tahiti in the Confederations Cup, as they face Nigeria in Belo Horizonte. Can the OFC Nations champions produce a shock? I'm Ross Dunbar @rossdunbar93 and I'll be taking you through the action.
  • Summary

    • 79' GOAL! 6-1 Nigeria. It's scrappy, but left-back Echiejile tucks the ball home.
    • 75' GOOAL! 5-1 Nigeria. Oduamadi has probably never scored an easier goal. It's his hat-trick though. And one he'll remember. Assist from Ideye.
    • 68' OWN GOAL! Tehau - the Tahiti goalscorer - was the unfortunate player to stick the ball past his own goalkeeper. Unlucky.
    • 53' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Tahiti have scored! Yes ... Tahiti have scored! Jonathan Tehau heads in at the back-post from a corner kick.
    • 40' Omeruo (Nigeria)
    • 25' GOAL! Uh oh ... Samin fumbles a cross-ball and Oduamadi has the easy task of making it 3-0.
    • 10' GOOOAL! 2-0 Nigeria. Awful defending from Tahiti. Oduamadi cuts back inside, picks the corner out with his right-foot.
    • 4' GOOOOL! Nigeria take the lead. So unlucky for Tahiti. It's Echiejile's long-range effort which is deflected into the net.

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  • Tahiti

    Manager: Eddy Etaeta

  • Nigeria

    Manager: Stephen Keshi

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