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Super Eagles duo of Joe Aribo and Leon Balogun played from start to finish as they helped Glasgow Rangers to a 1-0 victory over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Balogun, who is making his debut for the Scottish side after joining from English Premier League side Brighton, formed a four-man defense along with Borna Barisic, Connor Goldson, and James Tavernier and delivered a solid performance.

Overall, the former Werder Bremen defender made a total of 70 passes and 78 touches in the game, while winning 1 tackle and six aerial duels.

His compatriot, Aribo, who was recently named the clubs 2019-20 Young Player of the Season, hit three shots and made 34 passes, with an accuracy of 97%.

Ryan Kent scored the only goal of the game after benefitting from Alfredo Morelos’ assist in the 21st minute.

Both players will hope to help Rangers continue in the winning ways when they take on Bayer Leverkusen in their Europa League Round of 16-second leg tie next week.

There are very few things in life that make me happy, but talking and writing Sports has to be at the top. I honed my broadcasting skills at the University of Lagos Radio Station and have free-lanced for platforms like Top Radio and Superscreen TV amongst others. Deji loves running commentaries on Football matches and Athletics, and is now a Junior Sports Writer at Making of Champions. He hopes to become a Sports Agent in the future.


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