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Europa: Olayinka On Target, Balogun Sent Off As Slavia Prague Eliminate Rangers, Chukwueze Bags Assist In Villarreal’s Home Win Vs Dynamo Kyiv 

Europa: Olayinka On Target, Balogun Sent Off As Slavia Prague Eliminate Rangers, Chukwueze Bags Assist In Villarreal’s Home Win Vs Dynamo Kyiv 

Peter Olayinka got on the score sheet as Slavia Prague inflicted Rangers’ first defeat at Ibrox in just over a year, with a 2-0 win to knock them out of the Europa League in Thursday’s second-leg round of 16 tie, Completesports.com reports.

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun and Rangers teammate Kemar Roofe were both sent off in the second half. Also in action for the newly crowned Scottish champions was Joe Aribo.

Slavia Prague advanced into the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate after being held to a 1-1 draw at home in the first-leg.

Olayinka broke the deadlock in the 14th minutes after heading in skipper Jan Boril’s cross.

With Rangers already down to 10 men Slavia Prague capitalized on their numerical advantage and doubled their lead on 74 minutes thanks to Nicolae Stanciu.

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At the Estadio de la Ceramica in Spain, Samuel Chukwueze provided an assist in Villarreal’s 2-0 home win against Dynamo Kyiv.

The win saw Villarreal go through 4-0 on aggregate after claiming a 2-0 win in the first-leg.

Chukwueze set up Gerard Moreno for Villarreal’s opener in the 13th minute. Moreno also got the Laliga side’s second goal on 36 minutes.

Chukwueze was later replaced in the 71st minute by Alex Baena.

And at the San Siro, a Paul Pogba second half strike sealed a 1-0 win for Manchester United against AC Milan.

The Red Devils went through 2-1 on aggregate after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Pogba who only came on in the 46th minute, scored just two minutes later to send Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side into the quarter-finals.

In the night’s other tie Ajax defeated Young Boys 2-0 and advanced 5-0 on aggregate.

By James Agberebi 

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  • Peter Olayinka deserves to be in the Super Eagles. He is a talented and energetic player who can give Nigeria more options in attack and as an attacking midfielder cum winger with vision and intelligent play. Coach Rohr should extend an invitation to him. He should not be on the waiting list but deserves a call up to the main Super Eagles.

  • JimmyBall 3 years ago

    @Ema… thank you very much. I have known of Olayinka since Siasia’s Olympic 2016 mandate, he was a key player for the U-23s at first but somehow, Siasia stopped involving him after he tranferred to Belgium. I was shocked about that… what you all are seeing about Peter Olayinka now, I saw just after just watching him in two Champions league games against Inter Milan and Barcelona… Nigerians do not know yet what calibre of player they have in that guy… I have been a stern advocate for him on this forum… but friends here like to think, I am pushing an agenda with certain players… far from it!

  • Gowetok 3 years ago

    @Emma,you are absolutely correct. Olayinka deserve s to be on the SE bench at most. In my opinion onyekuru is not better than Olayinka. This guy singlehandedly eliminated leicester and now Rangers from the Europa league. This is also a player who plays in Champions or Europa league every year. I dont know the criteria Rohr uses to invite players to S.E

  • Shuma 3 years ago

    Ive been watching Olayinka for a while, I don’t like the way the recruitment is treating him. He got his first call up last year during champions league when he scored against barcelona. After that he been passed around since his only call up.

    Before being called up by Nigeria he said he would of played for Czech Republic if his paperwork went through. Olayinka is a baller and hard working. Every time he plays he is always grinding out and assisting players, he is a real team player and full of energy. He with his team took down leicester and rangers, who is next?

    Only few Nigerians left in European competition, Olayinka and Zaidu. Aribo, Balogun were in European competition, Kelechi and Ndidi will most likely be in a European competition next season. Invite players getting top eufa experiences to the team so it can benefit the team. Inviting a whole bunch people who cant contribute to the team and nobody is taking notice

  • Sometimes things happens in our favor…

    Covid protocold would definitely force some SE players out during this afcon qualifiers thereby paving way for those on standby list to come and showcase whatever in them.

    Let this their world best OLAYINKA who’s the only eligible nigerian player based in europe(since the rest aren’t nigerians and aren’t good or may be they’re not coming to serve and do us good, or it could be they’re playing in south american league) come and perform wonders for all to see…

    I’m happy we’re not facing any tough team, both teams(BENIN/LESOTHO) are minos so no room for any excuses from our world best slavia prague player.

    Rohr pls extend invitation to the only true nigerian oooooo so the whole world can have peace biko.

    The weeping, wailing and shading of unnecessary tears is too much…. Let’s save a brother….. We’re all nigerians…


    • Hahaha my brother @ubfe they will soon start calling you names,

      • @Ubah.

        We the real SE fans are use to their name callings… We don’t care anymore about their way of life… It’s in their DNA…

        But they cannever stop us from saying the truth. We speak what we see.

        For instance when NFF was about drafting a new contract for Rohr, the brought in some clauses which only favoured them, we raise alarm but these same people (self acclaim SE fans… The progressive retrogressive people) were happy, rejoicing that an uncomfortable environment has been given to the innocent poor man (ROHR).

        Little did they know that those clauses would definitely turn sour when it matters most.

        Now they’re the ones crying while we’re laughing….

        Anyhow they twist it, the real SE fans would still appreciate it and move on….


      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        @UBFE and Ubah I’m glad you’re both affirming what we know of you two. Don’t forget to add Dr to your titles so that the equation will be complete.

    • shuma 3 years ago

      Not this bum thinking he jewish

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