VIDEO – Brazil 1-1 Nigeria: 5 things you MISSED as Eagles stop Neymar & co.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw by the Selecao of Brazil in an international friendly held at the Singapore National Stadium on Sunday.

Joe Aribo gave the Super Eagles a first-half lead before Real Madrid’s Casemiro leveled in the second half.

It was a game where the Brazilians dominated for large parts, but the Super Eagles had their moments in a game either side could easily have won. Here, we present to you FIVE interesting things you may have missed from the match.

Eagles welcome two new “stars”

Maduka Okoye was called on when Francis Uzoho was stretchered off with an injury, thereby making his first appearance for the Super Eagles. Although it remains to be seen if he has what it takes to remain in the team as he was barely tested. Also making his debut was Peter Olayinka, on the back of impressive performances for Slavia Prague in the Champions League. He came on for Samuel Chukwueze

Again, Ndidi proves himself

Wilfred Ndidi has hardly had a bad game for the Super Eagles and here against Brazil, the Leicester City midfielder proved once again how pivotal he is to the Super Eagles by making important tackles and interceptions to prevent the Brazilians from creating dangerous attacking plays.

Uzoho in good form but…

The much-maligned Francis Uzoho appears to have regained his position as the first-choice goalkeeper for the Super Eagles after losing his place to Daniel Akpeyi at the Africa Cup of Nations and just as he did against Ukraine in the last friendly, he again made a couple of fine saves to maintain Nigeria’s lead before eventually conceding. Unfortunately, he suffered what appeared to be a horrific injury in the second half and was taken off.

Neymar fails to sparkle

The Brazil superstar started the game but lasted barely 15 minutes after appearing to pull his hamstring and was replaced by Philippe Coutinho. As you would have guessed, the former Barcelona star had no impact on the game before being replaced.

Joe Aribo looking good

After making his debut against Ukraine and scoring, the 24-year old continued from where he stopped by impressing in the first half here and capping it with a well-taken goal. The Rangers of Scotland midfielder was a good attacking outlet for the Eagles whenever they attacked and looks set to have a bright future with the three-time African champions.