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Balogun Bags Hat-trick In Reims’ Comeback Win, Overtakes Mbappe As Ligue 1 Top Scorer

Balogun Bags Hat-trick In Reims’ Comeback Win, Overtakes Mbappe As Ligue 1 Top Scorer

A hat-trick from Folarin Balogun saw Reims come from 2-0 down to beat FC Lorient 4-2 in the French Ligue 1 on Wednesday, Completesports.com reports.

Balogun, who is on loan to Reims from Arsenal, has now usurp Kylian Mbappe as top scorer in the league with 14 goals after 20 games.

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The 21-year-old has now scored in three consecutive games and has netted five goals in his last three games.

Super Eagles midfielder Innocent Bonke featured for Lorient but was replaced on 52 minutes.

Lorient took the lead in the 10th minute through Enzo Le Fee before Ibrahima Kone made it 2-0 on 35 minutes.

Balogun pulled a goal back for Reims after converting a penalty to make it 2-1 on 44 minutes.

Kamory Doumbia leveled things up on 51 minutes before Balogun put Reims 3-2 ahead in the 61st minute.

And just three minutes after getting his side’s third, Balogun completed his hat-trick to end the tie 4-2.

Reims are in 11th place on 29 points in the league table after 21 games played.

By James Agberebi

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  • Papafem 1 year ago

    Peseiro needs to visit this boy. I like his intelligence on the ball and explosion in the final third. He’s so smart. He reminds me of Samson Siasia in his hey days. He’s at least better than that Dennis that’s always getting SE’s invite.

  • Aleks 1 year ago

    This guy is on fire …And there’s a good chance that we’re going to lose him to England or USA unless NFF move swiftly and demonstrate a better sense of responsibility in managing the National Team.
    Yes, we have Osimhen and others, but Balogun brings something different as he can play either as arrowhead or effectively behind the main striker. 

  • Golden Child 1 year ago

    Some of us have been urging the SE handlers to give this boy a look in. It might just be too late now because the boy will fancy his chances with the 3 lions. Those in the NFF are just clueless.

  • Larry 1 year ago

    The corrupt ones in the nff are still negotiating with their paymaster in the asian league. Like they messed up the W’cup qualifier, it’s still business as usual. Its still business as usual where young and talented players are left-out of the team to accomodate underperforming players.
    The fact thwt Eguavoen is still the technical leas tells much about the expectations and mindset of nff.
    The list of invited players for the next match will tell us more…

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