Nigeria beats Denmark to advance to Olympics semifinals

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Olympics 2016
Olympics 2016

SALVADOR, Aug. 13, 2016 (AMP) — Rio 2016 : Nigeria reached the semifinals of the 2016 Olympics with a 2-0 win against Denmark (halftime: 1-0) on Saturday afternoon at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Nigeria dominated the first half thanks to a goal scored by midfielder John Obi Mikel in the 15th minute. Leading 1-0 at the break, the Nigerians further widened their lead in the second period with a goal by Umar in the 59th minute.

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

Nigeria at the Olympics

  • 1 title (1996)
  • 7 participations in the qualifications (first in 1968)
  • Statistics: Champions (1996) Runners-up (2008)

Denmark at the Olympics

  • 9 participations in the qualifications (first in 1908)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (1908, 1912, 1960) Third Place (1948)
2016 Olympics Poster
Nigeria
2:0
Denmark
2:0 (1:0)
  • 13 August 2016
  • 16:00
  • Salvador
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