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Aribo Makes Europa League Team Of The Week

Aribo Makes Europa League Team Of The Week

Rangers Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo was included named in the Europa League Team of the Week.

The Team of the Week was compiled and published on the Twitter handle of football facts and statistics website whoscored.com.

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Aribo was in action for the Scottish Premiership champions, in the first leg semi-final of the Europa League away to German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.

However, his impressive performance did not yield the needed result as RB Leipzig claimed a 1-0 win following an 85th minute goal by Angelino.

After impressing for Giovanni van Bronckhorst men, the Super Eagles midfielder was replaced with seven minutes left in the game.

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The 25-year-old was the only Rangers player who was named in the Team of the Week.

The list is dominated by Leipzig who had four players while West Ham and Eintracht Frankfurt each had three players.

Aribo would hope to help Rangers overturn the first leg deficit when they host Leipzig at Ibrox stadium next week Thursday.

He has scored eight goals (all in the Scottish Premiership) this season and has provided 10 assists in all competitions.

The former Charlton Athletic star played a key role as Rangers edged eternal rivals Celtic 2-1 to qualify for the Scottish FA Cup final.

Also, he alongside Calvin Bassey were nominated for Rangers Player of the Year award.

He should be in action for the Super Eagles in their double header international friendly games against 2022 World Cup bound teams Mexico and Ecuador.

Unfortunately, he could not help the Eagles qualify for this year’s World Cup after losing out on the away goals to Black Stars of Ghana in Abuja.

After a goalless first leg in Kumasi, the Ghanaians held the Eagles to a 1-1 draw inside the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja and eventually failed to make a seventh appearance at the global tournament.

By James Agberebi

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