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
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)
- 13 August 2016