Nigerian trio all shine in Rangers’ 3-0 Europa League win
Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey all impressed in Rangers’ 3-0 win in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 16 tie.
Within 15 minutes of the encounter, James Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos had given the hosts a two goal lead over Red Star Belgrade at the Ibrox Stadium.
Aleksandar Katai missed a spotkick for the Serbian champions in the 24th minute as they went on break trailing by a two goal deficit.
As the second half resumed, the visitors began to for a way back into the game but it proved abortive.
Super Eagles veteran,Leon Balogun rounded off the scoring with the third goal of the night when he rose to head home a well-delivered James Tavernier corner in the 51st minute.
This is Leon’s second goal of the Europa League with his first coming against Bröndby IF in October 2021.
The 33-year-old and Bassey played the entire duration of the match while Aribo was replaced by Fashion Sakala in the 75th minute.
Watch Leon Balogun’s Post-Match Reaction
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