As temperature's reached 30 degrees in the Russian City, the pacey striker burnt holes in Iceland's back line, which began to crumble after half-time.

At the other end, it was Iceland's talisman, GylfiĀ Sigurdsson, who melted under the sun, missing a late penalty which would have set up a tense finish.

The Super Eagles grew in confidence as the match wore on and will now reach the knockout stages if they beat Argentina on Tuesday.


Francis Uzoho - 6

The 19-year-old keeper was not afraid to come off his line at set plays. Repelled some pressure by punching balls away.Ā Ā 

William Troost-Ekong - 7

Assured at the heart of a three-man defence. Showed controlled aggression to win the ball in the air and on the deck.

Leon Balogun - 7

Dealt well with Iceland's aerialĀ threat, winning numerousĀ headersĀ from long throws and crosses.

Kenneth Omeruo - 7.5

Solid at the back and his distribution improved as the match went on. His ball into the channel set up Musa's second goal.

Brian Idowu - 5.5

Saw out his defensive duties in the left wing-back role but struggled to get forward. Subbed off at half-time.Ā