[VIDEO] Nigeria 2-0 South Korea: Oshoala Keeps Super Falcons’ World Cup Hopes Alive | Goals #NGAKOR #FIFAWWC

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Asisat Oshoala produced a moment of magic as Nigeria got its Women’s World Cup campaign up and running by seeing off South Korea 2-0 in Grenoble Wednesday.

The Super Falcons, beaten in its opening game by Norway, bounced back courtesy of an own-goal by Korea’s Kim Do-yeun and Oshoala’s fine second-half strike.

Oshoala, who won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the under-20 World Cup in 2014, underlined her reputation as one of the most exciting players in the game by sealing her team’s victory by rounding off a fine Nigerian move 15 minutes from time.

The 24-year-old, a three-time African footballer of the year, raced onto the Chidinma Okeke’s perfect through ball before accelerating away from her marker and rolling the ball past the goalkeeper.

Her goal capped a miserable afternoon for the Koreans which had gifted its opponent a 29th-minute lead through Kim’s own-goal.

For a few minutes after the goal was scored, it seemed like the goal would be cancelled as the replay showed that Nigeria’s striker, Desire Oparnozie helped the ball into the net with her hand after the deflection

However, VAR ruled that Oparanozie’s hand, though lifted towards the ball, made no contact and therefore the goal was given in Nigeria’s favour.

There was more frustration for the South Koreans when Lee Geu-min’s strike was ruled out for offside with her side trailing 1-0.

The defeat all but ends South Korea’s hopes of qualifying for the next stage after it was thrashed by host nation France in the opening game of the tournament.

It also leaves Korea, ranked 14th in the world, without a point or goal to its name.

Nigeria will take on France in its final group game on Monday while South Korea takes on Norway

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