Nnamdi Oduamadi scored a hat trick as Nigeria defeated Tahiti 6-1 in Confederations Cup on Monday.
Tahiti, which was making its debut at a major FIFA tournament, never before had they played in front of such a big crowd.
Jonathan Tehau headed the ball into the net early in the second half, cutting the deficit to 3-1. The Tahitians then celebrated by pretending to row a boat together.
The goal generated the biggest cheers of the match at the Mineirao Stadium, where the local Brazilians adopted Tahiti as their team while jeering the Nigerians.
The record books will show a 6-1 drubbing by Nigeria, the four-time World Cup participants ranked 31 in the FIFA rankings that have Tahiti at 138.
But in the Mineirao Stadium, Tahiti not only avoided humiliation by scoring that single goal but provided moments of menace to trouble the African champions.
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Tahiti 1-6 Nigeria Highlights