Folarin Balogun sets new record after scoring twice in Reims’ win against Rennes
Arsenal-owned, Folarin Balogun, who is of Nigerian heritage, recently made the headlines after setting a new record.
Super Eagles hopeful, Folarin Balogun, set a new record by scoring twice as his team defeated Stade Rennais F.C.
The on-loan Arsenal player scored twice on Thursday to help Stade de Reims defeat The Rennais 3-1 in Ligue 1.
After scoring twice at the Stade Auguste Delaune, Balogun, who has scored 10 goals in 16 domestic league games this season, became the under-21 player with the most goals in Europe’s top five divisions.
The only players with more goals than the striker in Ligue 1 so far this season are the two Paris Saint-Germain talents Kylian Mbappé (13) and Neymar (11).
Folarin Balogun becomes the highest scoring u21s player in Europe’s top five leagues after his brace this evening.
Also Kylian Mbappe & Neymar are the only players to have scored more goals than him in Ligue One so far this season…
Keep it up, @balogun!🤩 #afc pic.twitter.com/sGCsfZunay
— now.arsenal (@now_arsenaI) December 29, 2022
With barely six minutes gone, the attacker, who is on a season-long loan in France, gave William Still’s team the lead by converting a cross from Arber Zeneli past Steve Mandanda.
In the 22nd minute, Alexis Flips increased Reims’ advantage, but Arthur Theate gave Rennes a goal just before half time.
In the 84th minute, the 21-year-old, who is qualified to represent Nigeria internationally, made it 3-1.
However, when Reims travels to Stade Pierre Mauroy, they will be attempting to cut the gap with PSG, who currently leads the league with a total of 24 points.
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