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Europa/ Conf. League: Balogun, Iheanacho Score As Rangers, Leicester Clinch Impressive First Leg Wins

Europa/ Conf. League: Balogun, Iheanacho Score As Rangers, Leicester Clinch Impressive First Leg Wins

Leon Balogun was on target for Rangers in their impressive 3-0 win against Red Star Belgrade, in the Europa League round of 16 first leg on Thursday.

Balogun scored in the 51st minute to make it 3-0 after heading in a corner.

It is Balogun’s second goal in all competitions this season with his first strike coming on 21st October, 2021, in a 2-0 home win against Brondby.

Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey were also in action with the former going off with 15 minutes left in the game.

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James Tavernier opened scoring in 11 minutes before Alfredo Morelos got the second on 15 minutes.

Red Star had a chance to reduce the deficit when they were awarded a penalty but Allan McGregor made a brilliant save to keep the score 2-0.

And in the Europa Conference League, Kelechi Iheanacho netted a late goal as Leicester beat Rennes 2-0 in their first leg round of 16 fixture.

The Super Eagles star, who came off the bench in the 62nd minute, scored in the third minute in added time with a beautiful curler to seal the win for the Foxes.

Marc Albrighton has given Leicester the lead on the half hour mark.

Iheanacho’s Nigerian teammates Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were also in action.

By James Agberebi

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  • Salisu 2 years ago

    Where is that Owusu guy???
    What are we doing for others? Nacho came in the 62nd minutes and score a goal. GH, even our bench and defenders are bubbling.

  • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

    Well done Iheanacho and Balogun. More feathers to your caps. Heaven bless all deserving Super Eagles players who featured in the Europa and Conference Leaguez. ZA za za za za za

  • Mr. Jolomi 2 years ago

    Coach Roger Brendan understands that Kelechi Iheanacho is more productive when used as a sub. Mr. Eguavoen who is his coach will now see that the boy has really performed beautifully, congrats lad.

  • Ayphillydegreat 2 years ago

    Kelechi has now been directly involved in 15 goals so far this season. 5 goals, 10 assists in all competitions. A devastating finisher and also creative. Nigeria seriously need Balogun to be fit against Ghana. #FLY LIKE AN EAGLE INTO CAPE COAST#

  • Kennet D 2 years ago

    Egulafon, Akpoguma should replace Nnalogun de scorer.

  • Well done guys.

    All those funny Ghanaians that always come here to comment won’t say anything now.

    We shock them again.

    God bless them.

    • Abacha 2 years ago

      Bias reporting. Daniel Amartey of the Black Stars also played full time for Leicester. It’s weath mentioning.

      • @Abacha Is this Complete sport Ghana or Complete sport Nigeria. We no send Ghana bro, Moreover go and look at other country sport platforms and see if they comment about thier country or other countries..

  • xhuxhu 2 years ago

    Cyriel Dessers was also on target and provided an assist for the winning goal in Feyenoord’s away win at Partizan Belgrade.

  • Great to see Balogun start and last the distance.

  • Ako AMADI 2 years ago

    CAN please list the weekly performance of each invitee to the Super Eagles squad. Are Uzoho, Akpaeyi, Omeruo, Shehu, Onazi still playing football? How did they perform last week in their clubs?

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