Social media erupts as Super Falcons down the Matildas

Social media erupts as Super Falcons down the Matildas
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The Super Falcons of Nigeria battled Australia women's team for all three points in their second Group B match of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The heavyweight clash took place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday.

The Super Falcons are appearing at the Women's World Cup for the ninth time, and have determined to go past the group stage in this year's event.

They began the 2023 Women's World Cup with a draw against Canada, and needed all the points against Australia to stand a good chance of qualification.

Nigeria women's team, Super Falcons, came from behind to thrash the Australians 3-2 in front of their home crowd as goals from Uchenna Kanu, Osinachi Ohale and Asisat Oshoala condemned the Australians to their first defeat in the competition.

The big win puts the Super Falcons top of the table on 4 points, same as Canada, but with superior goals.

After the match ended with Nigeria upsetting the odds, reactions poured in across social media from fans and pundits.

Here are the best reactions we can find.

Social media reactions – Super Falcons vs Australia in Women's World Cup

This reaction from MrBanks reveals Asisat Oshoala as the first Nigeria to score in three different FIFA Women's World Cup events.

This reaction from Soar Super Eagles says ‘Super Falcons are on top'.

In another reaction, the Nigeria Football Federation said ‘Together, we rise. One team one nation'.

At the end of the game, Mike The Pundit put forth his take:

  • Ohale putting her life on the line
  • Asisat Oshoala big moment
  • Payne putting pain in Aussie midfield
  • Alozie’s beauty with brain
  • Silenced the 49,156 crowd in Brisbane
  • Saving African teams at the tournament “

Uchenna Kanu scored her first Women's World Cup goal in the match, and Soar Super Eagles reacted about it.

The Super Falcons next play Ireland women's team on 31 July. The Irish team are without a point in this year's event so far having lost their first two games.

With four points at the moment for the Super Falcons, Waldrum's team needs just a point to qualify into the next round, but they'll be going for all three points to secure top spot in Group B.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Joseph is a freelance writer who spends most of his time writing engaging football contents. Based in Nigeria, Joseph is a die-hard Real Madrid fan with over 8 years experience in the sports betting space. He has covered football match previews, predictions, and news across leagues in Africa and Europe.