Nigeria’s Super Eagles produced one of the most commanding display in recent history, thrashing powerhouse, Argentina 4-2 on Tuesday.
With both teams already through to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, they used the clash to have a feel of Russia by squaring up in Krasnodar.
Daniel Akpeyi’s howler gave room for a free-kick, converted by Ever Banega after just 28 minutes.
Then Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring list.
Yet their comfortable cushion evaporated either side of the interval, with Kelechi Iheanacho inspiring a Nigeria fightback with a sumptuous free-kick of his own in the closing stages of the first half.
Afterwards, the heavens opened.
Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes from Alex Iwobi and Bryan Idowu swung the game further away from the Albiceleste, with the former then slotting home a fourth to secure Nigeria just their second ever win over their South American opponents who were without skipper, Lionel Messi.
The victory will most definitely send a warning signal to other sides set to make the trip to Eastern Europe.
It was also the first time Jorge Sampaoli tasted defeat since taking charge of his country last year.