Leon Balogun scored his first objective within the Uefa Europa League within the Rangers 2-0 triumph in opposition to Brondby on Thursday night.
Balogun’s breakthrough in European competitors got here just some days after breaking his worldwide duck for Nigeria within the 2022 World Cup qualification in opposition to the Central African Republic.
The Tremendous Eagles center-back started the sport with compatriot Joe Aribo, making certain that Steven Gerrard’s facet kicked off their Europa League marketing campaign with a decisive dwelling win.
Within the 18th minute Balogun reached the very best objective with a cross from James Tavernier and was additionally his first objective of the season for the Gers.
Shortly after the opening objective, Kemar Roofe scored the 2-0 together with his objective within the thirtieth minute, which secured the hosts on the Ibrox Stadium the utmost variety of factors.
The 2 groups struggled to search out the web deficit after the restart, however Balogun was changed by new Tremendous Eagles invitee Calvin Bassey whereas Zambia’s striker Trend Sakala changed Alfredo Morelos within the 71st minute.
Balogun made his first look within the Europa League in November 2016 at Mainz 05 and ended with a 1: 6 defeat in opposition to Anderlecht.
The win was a reduction for the Premiership giants after shedding their first two video games to Lyon and Sparta Prague.