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Leon Balogun wraps up Rangers huge Europa League victory over Crvena Zvezda

by: Evolve


Rangers beat Crvena Zvezda in the Europa League first leg on Thursday night, and Big Leon scored the game-winning goal.

Rangers went into the second leg with a three-goal lead over Red Star Belgrade thanks to Leon Balogun’s goal.

With his defensive and attacking efforts, the 33-year-old earned man of the match accolades as the Gers secured a vital home victory.

With a header in a 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade, the Super Eagles defender scored his second goal in the UEFA Europa League this season.

After first-half goals from Tavernier and Alfredo Morelos, the Nigeria centre-back met James Tavernier’s corner-kick with a header in the 51st minute, securing a crucial first-leg lead for the Scottish giants.

Balogun now has two goals in six Europa League games, including his first goal against Brondby in October.

The defender was a rock in the back for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side, and his efforts contributed to a clean sheet.

Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey also played, but only Aribo was substituted in the 75th minute with Zambian star – Sakala replacing him.




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