Jubilation as Super Eagles Top Star Scores First Europa League Goal

Jubilation as Super Eagles Top Star Scores First Europa League Goal

  • Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was on target for Rangers in their Europa League victory over Brondby
  • The 33-year-old defender scored his side's opening goal in the 18th minute before Kemar Roofe sealed the win few minutes later.
  • Balogun has now scored his first European goal in his career while they also claim their first Europa League win this season

Nigeria international Leon Balogun starred in Rangers' Europa League 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox Stadium earlier this week.

The Super Eagles central defender opened the scoring for Steven Gerrard-led team just 18 minutes after kick-off.

Balogun was well positioned to head home James Tavernier's well-delivered corner kick from the right flank to record his first European goal in history.

Nigerian superstar Leon Balogun scores first European goal
Leon Balogun rose above everyone to score his first European goal in Ranger's Europa League win over Brondby. Photo by Ian MacNicol
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Kemar Roofe doubled The Gers' lead on the half hour mark with Alfredo Morelos providing the assist in the build up.

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The victory however saw the home team claim their first win of the season having lost their first two games.

Joe Aribo also starred for the Scottish champions as they moved to third position on the group and kept their hope of qualifying for the next round alive.

Balogun joined Rangers in the summer of 2020 on a two-year deal after his deal expired at Brighton and Hove Albion the same year.

Super Eagles star Leon Balogun scores for Ranger

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria international Leon Balogun was on target for Scottish League champions Rangers in their 2-2 draw against Arsenal as they both prepare for the 2021-22 season.

The 33-year-old opened the scoring for the Gers just after 14 minutes into the kickoff with James Tavernier taking credit for the assist at Ibrox Stadium.

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Nuno Tavares got himself a dream start after grabbing a goal on his debut for the North Londoners through a superb effort in the 23rd minute.

The 21-year-old grabbed the opportunity he was given with both hands to make an impression in his first game having missed their 2-1 defeat to Hibernian earlier in the week.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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