Eagles watch: Balogun defies knock, Aribo struggles in Rangers win; Musa subbed on in stale Fatih draw
Soccernet brings you the highlights of a couple of European club games with early kickoff times on Sunday involving Super Eagles stars
Nigerian internationals Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun featured for 90 minutes to inspire Rangers to their seventh league win with a come-from-behind 2-1 win at St. Mirren in a Scottish Premiership gameweek ten encounter.
Balogun was a major doubt for the match at the SMISA Stadium after suffering a knock in Rangers 2-0 Europa League win over Brondby in midweek. The Super Eagles defender scored his first goal for the Gers in that tie.
But he recovered in time to start for Steven Gerrard’s side, making four clearances and two tackles, and was not dribbled past once.
Compatriot Aribo did not have a great game, but he still contributed three tackles and one key pass for the reigning champions.
But goals from Kemar Roofe and Alfredo Morelos just before halftime were enough to cancel Connor Ronan’s 4th-minute opener for the hosts and return Rangers to the top of the league table.
In Turkey, Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa was a second-half substitute as Fatih Karagumruk managed a stale 1-1 draw at home to Hatayspor.