– Joe Aribo scored in Rangers’ 4-1 thrashing of Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League
– The Nigerian international also provided an assist for his club’s opener in the first half
– The 24-year-old also found the back of the net as Rangers defeated Royal Antwerp in the Europa League
Nigerian international Joe Aribo was on target for the second time within the space of four days in Rangers’ 4-1 win over Dundee United.
The 24-year-old was on target when the Scottish club defeated Royal Antwerp by 4-3 in the last 32 first leg Europa League clash in midweek.
The Ibrox Stadium outfit broke the deadlock in the 35th minute as Aribo assisted Ianis Hagi to make it 1-0.
Three minutes later, another Super Eagles star Leon Balogun helped Ryan Kent double the advantage for the league leaders.
In the 48th minute, Aribo then scored the pick of the bunch with a powerful left-foot shot that went straight into the back of the net to make it 3-0 courtesy of an Alfredo Morelos’ assist.
Morelos made it 4-0 in the 64th minute but Dundee got a consolation through Marc McNulty with four minutes left on the clock.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard commented on Aribo’s contender for goal of the season as quoted by Goal:
“It was a fantastic strike, he is really back now. He was out for a long time, it was his first injury in his career and he had an illness on the back of that so it took him quite some time to get right back in the groove.
“He was fantastic today, not just the goal but his running power, his quick feet and the way he outplays people. He is a fantastic kid, you can’t get him off the training pitch, he’s always working on his game.
“He decided to come to Rangers to develop and grow and he is certainly moving in the right direction. There’s no surprise that he is getting a lot of good performances in his game right now.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng haad earlier reported that Super Eagles star Joe Aribo scored in the 39th minute in Ranger’s 4-3 comeback win over Royal Antwerp as action returned in the Europa League on Thursday night, February 18.
The Nigerian international opened the scoring on the night following an Alfredo Morelos’ assist – as it eventually led to a seven-goal thriller.
Aribo’s opener was first cancelled by Felipe Avenatti on the stroke of half-time, before Lior Refaelov put the hosts head in stoppage time.
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