Nigeria vs Spain in a Friendly tonight: 7pm Nigerian Time

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Jan 2nd, 2013
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BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 10:  Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona celebrates after Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona scored his team's fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on April 10, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. FC Barcelona won 4-0. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

BARCELONA, SPAIN – APRIL 10: Carles Puyol of FC Barcelona celebrates after Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona scored his team’s fourth goal during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at Camp Nou on April 10, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. FC Barcelona won 4-0. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Nigeria’s Super Eagles held hosts Catalonia to a 1-1 draw

Head Coach of Catalonia side, Johan Cryuff, has listed 10 players from Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona for the international friendly against Nigeria’s Super Eagles this evening. He has also picked seven players from Espanyol FC, whose ground will host the encounter.

The list made available to the Nigerian delegation on arrival in Barcelona has Barcelona first choice in goal, Victor Valdes, Xavi Hernandez, Carlos Puyol, Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Martin Montoya, Sergio Roberto, Christian Tello and Marc Bartra all listed from the Catalan giants.

From Espanyol, there will be Joan Verdi, Joan Capdevilla, Sergio Garcia, Kiko Casilas, Raul Rodriguez, Victor Sanchez, and Sergio Tejera. Others in the team list are AC Milan’s Bojan Rkic, Getafe’s Alvaro Vazquez, Jordi Amat and Francesco Medina ‘Piti’ both of Rayo Vallecano and Red Bulls Zalburg’s Jonathan Soriaro.

“These are big names no doubt but our players know that names don’t play football these days, we will just go out there and give our best against them”, Head Coach Stephen Keshi said.

The match time has also been brought forward, as it would now be played at 7pm, Nigerian and Spanish time from 9pm that it was earlier slated but the venue remains Espanyol FC home ground in the Catalan city.

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