Nigeria’s Super Eagles picked Africa’s second win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after beating debutants Iceland 2-0 in Group D.
Leicester City’s Ahmed Musa scored both goals for Nigeria to rekindle their hopes of making it to the Round of 16.
He also hit the crossbar in the game.
An opportunity for the Icelanders to reduce the deficit at the Volgograd Arena was missed by Gylfi Sigurdsson, who sent Ikechukwu Ezenwa the wrong way but his ball went over the bar.
Nigeria’s win sends them second in Group D behind Croatia but ahead of Iceland and Argentina, whom they play in the final group game on Tuesday.
Croatia have already booked a place in the next round, having won their first two games.
Argentina would have to fight on Tuesday as they will need nothing but a win to make it.