Nigeria vs. Scotland: 6 Things We Learned

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Nigeria vs. Scotland: 6 Things We Learned
Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

As a spectacle, Wednesday’s friendly between Nigeria and Scotland had it all.

Charlie Mulgrew (yes, Charlie Mulgrew) opened the scoring for Scotland with a delightful backheel, and Nigeria fought back from behind—twice—to earn a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage.

But as a World Cup preparation match for the Super Eagles, the contest was rather disappointing.

Scotland dominated large swaths of possession, and with many of his regulars either on the bench or not involved Nigeria manager Stephen Keshi will likely have come out of the encounter with more questions than answers.

Here, in ascending order, are the six biggest takeaways from the match.

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