Nigerian striker scores goal No.7 in top European league as Super Eagles No.9 position gets more competition

Nigerian striker scores goal No.7 in top European league as Super Eagles No.9 position gets more competition

- Simeone Nwankwo grabbed his seventh goal in Serie as Crotone lost 2-1 to Fiorentina

- The Super Eagles striker was on target but his goal was not enough to save his team from losing

- Joe Aribo grabbed his fifth goal of the season as Rangers defeated Cross County 5-0

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Simeone Nwankwo was on target for Serie A side Crotone as the newly-promoted side fell to a 2-1 defeat to Fiorentina.

The matchday 19 fixture played at Florence saw Crotone suffer their 13th defeat of the season to Cesare Prandelli's side who moved to 12th on the log.

Giacomo Bonaventura got on the scoresheet in the 20th minute before in from Dusan Vlahovic made it 2-0 from a Franck Ribery's assist.

Nigerian striker scores goal No.7 in top European league as Super Eagles No.9 position gets more competition
Sineon Nwankwo, Joe Aribo score for their respective European clubs to take their tally to seven and five this season. Photo by Ian MacNicol and Maurizio Lagana
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Crotone got themselves back into the game as Nwankwo scored in the 66th minute and made it his seventh goal of the season.

Despite the result at Florence, Crotone are rooted to the bottom of the Serie A log with three wins from 19 matches this season.

Elsewhere, Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo was also on target for Glasgow Rangers defeated Ross County 5-0 in the Scottish Premier League.

The attacking midfielder got his fifth goal of the season as Steven Gerrard's side moved 23 points off rivals Celtic.

Alfredo Morelos opened the flood gates in the sixth minute as Fil Helander doubled the lead in the 28th minute.

Aribo scored in the 37th minute as he put the game to rest to make it 3-0 as Ryan Jack and Connor Goldson scored a goal each in the second-half to complete the rout.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Nigerian striker Simeon Nwankwo was on target twice as Crotone claim an emphatic Serie A victory 4-1 over Benevento at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday, January 17.

The 28-year-old Super Eagles forward has now recorded six goals in 18 Italian League appearances this campaign.

Though his side is still rock-bottom on the table with 12 points, a few more wins will catapult them out of the relegation zone.

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