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Sublime! Ahmed Musa's outrageous half-volley is one of the goals of the World Cup

The forward’s 14th goal for his country is surely a goal of the competition contender.

Musa celebrates giving his side the lead.
Musa celebrates giving his side the lead.
Image: Lars Baron - FIFA

Updated at 6.00pm

AHMED MUSA SCORED one of the goals of the World Cup on Friday afternoon, giving Nigeria the lead against Iceland as his side cruised to a 2-0 win at the Volgograd Arena.

A dull opening 45 minutes saw the Super Eagles fail to register a single shot on or off target, however just four minutes after the break the Leicester City forward exploded the game into life.

A swift counter-attack saw Victor Moses escape down the right channel before crossing into the box.

Musa took one touch to set himself up and fool his marker, before flashing a powerful volley flying past goalkeeper Hannes Thor Halldorsson and into the back of the net.

The 25-year-old added a second less with 15 minutes remaining, cutting inside from the left flank before executing a composed finish, as Nigeria now climb into second spot in Group D.

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