Spain and Nigeria deadlocked at 1- all at halftime

Spain and Nigeria have registered one goals each in the first half of the match at the PNG Football Stadium.

It was a good start to the match with both teams having equal possession of the ball in the first three minutes of the match.

Nigeria's Lillian Tule received a yellow card in the 5th minute which Spain used in its advantage.

 Spain's Midfielder Alba Redonzo found Nigeria's net a minute after, registering its first goal in the 5th minute.

Nigeria responded with its first goal in the 11th minute which was scored by midfielder Ihuoma Onyebuchi leveling the points at one all.

Spain's Redonzo was on way to score her second in the 21st minute when the ball was cleared infront of Nigeria's goal.

Nigeria's Defender Glory Ogbonna received a red card for trapping Spain's Redonzo in the 30th minute before the girls took a quick water break.

A penalty kick out by Spain  captain Maria Caldentey in the 34th minute was saved by Nigeria's goalkeeper.

The second half of the match is now underway.

Spain has been unbeatable in Group B since this 2016 World Cup started last Sunday in Port Moresby.

Sally Pokiton