Finishing second in the La Liga just behind Barcelona and ahead of Real Madrid rightly puts Atletico Madrid forward as a strong team to be respected.

Winning the Europa League for the third time in their history also highlights just how good Diego Simeone's men are.

That perhaps explained why many thought the Super Eagles B team are in for a bashing in the hands of the La Liga giants in Tuesdays' GOTV Max Challenge in Uyo.

Alas! that was not the case even if the Nigeria team lost 3-2. 

As a team, the Super Eagles B performed above average and much more than that, we look at 5 Top Players from the team that deserves Accolades.

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Chidebere Nwakali 

He took time to settle into the game and improved with the introduction of Usman Mohammed after the break.

He showed he can play a role in the main Eagles in future.

Presently plays in the Scottish League with Aberdeen.

Usman Mohammed 

His goal against Atletico has since gone viral and while it may not be enough to get him on board to Russia, it should at least give him a shot in the main Eagles.

Presently playing his club football in Norway with Sarpsborg, Usman's biggest asset will be his confidence in front of goal.


Chinedu Ajannah 

He did so well and even got a commendation from the legend himself, Fernando Torres.

It was however not a flawless outing for the Katsina United defender who was full of commitment.

He also pushed forward and spurned a great chance to get one past the Europa League champions.

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Kelechi Nwakali 

The younger Nwakali [19] is a midfield general in the making and his stunning goal was indeed a beauty to behold.

Voted the man-of-the match in the Nigeria team, the Arsenal loanee still has some aspect of his game to improve.

In him, the Eagles have an adequate replacement for the current captain, Mikel Obi.

Musa Muhammed 

The right-back put in a fine performance in the game. Made overlapping runs up front and performed his defensive tasks spot on.

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