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Preseason: Aribo Scores Brilliant Solo Goal In Southampton’s Defeat To Villarreal

Preseason: Aribo Scores Brilliant Solo Goal In Southampton’s Defeat To Villarreal

Joe Aribo produced a moment of magic despite Southampton going down to a 2-1 defeat against LaLiga side Villarreal in their last preseason friendly on Saturday.

Aribo who recorded an assist in Southampton’s previous friendly against French club AS Monaco this week also had a goal ruled out for offside in the game.


Villarreal took the lead on 15 minutes with Yeremy Pino nodding home Nicolas Jackson’s cross.

Aribo equalised for Southampton in the 64th minute.


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Receiving the ball midway inside his own half, he surged into opposition territory, jinked inside and then back outside to wriggle away from two, before turning Pau Torres – a regular Spain international – inside out and finishing majestically into Reina’s top corner from 10 yards.

Gerrard Moreno scored the winning goal for Villarreal.

Aribo’s international teammate Samuel Chukwueze also featured for the Yellow Submarine in the friendly.

Chukwueze replaced Pino in the 62nd minute.

Aribo joined Southampton from Scottish Premiership club, Rangers earlier this month.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Femi 1 week ago

    Shaiii what a goal, just jay jay kinda goal in Germany those year, finish all the defenders, JA is a baller me .

  • Dr. Drey 1 week ago


    Brilliant goal from Joe Aribo.

    Everything about this boy is just Muda Lawal-esque.

    I cant wait to see more of him as the season progresses.

  • Aribo’s moment of magic!
    Joe’s solo run from half field into the opposition 18, leaving players in his wake before dispatching the ball beyond the reach of the goalkeeper, for me, is a moment of brilliance. Coming from the outside right into the attack has been his preferred position but one wonders why it takes the national team handlers years to figure this out. His elegant movement from the outside right was equally noticed during trainings. One of such was when he took on the defence, showing off his deft foot.

  • Papafem 1 week ago

    We should find a way of playing him behind the strikers. He looks most dangerous there