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The Dominican Republic team had its long-awaited debut in the FIFA U-20 World Cup that takes place in Argentina; The match turned into an intense match against the Nigerian national team where the Caribbeans managed to score their first goal in world competition in history.
The goal for the Dominicans came via a penalty thanks to an impressive performance by Edison Azcano in the 22nd minute and thus he managed to beat the goal for the first time in history for the Dominican national team, in an intrepid game where they gave everything possible to try to win it.
It is important to highlight that the team took the lead thanks to this shot; the Inter Miami midfielder proved himself to be the main offensive figure of the squad thanks to his qualities displayed on the pitch.
“A historic moment for the Dominican Republic. In his first #U20WC match against Nigeria, Edison Azcona scored his nation’s first goal in a #FIFAWorldCup tournament!“, FIFA said through a publication on its Twitter social network account.
The bad news for the Dominican Republic is that at minute 30 they made a serious mistake in defense that ended up being an own goal by Guillermo de Peña to make the score 1-1; this fact seriously affected the team’s performance and was reflected in the second half of the match.
Nigeria started with a strong offensive capacity in the second half of the match, reaching the goal with a greater frequency of chances; the match was defined in the 70th minute with another mistake by the defense for the Nigerian Samson Lawal could score the second goal for his country to clinch the victory.
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