Rangers 2-2 Arsenal- Leon Balogun Scores, Calvin Bassey Shines In Pre Season Stalemate
Nigeria international defender Leon Balogun scored his first goals for Scottish side Rangers as they were forced to a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in a high profile pre season game.
Balogun rose higher to flick home a corner kick from James Tavernier in the 14th minute to hand his side a shock lead as his header left Super Eagles goalkeeper target Arthur Okonkwo rooted at one spot.
Arsenal leveled through new signing Nuno Tavares but just when they thought Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has given them the lead Calvin Bassey produced an astonishing goal line clearance.
The Nigerian defender who had an excellent game all through restricting Arsenal’s dangerman Nicolas Pepe to few chances while also venturing upfront with with confidence.
Fifteen minutes to the end of the game Cedric Itten profited from another slack defending from Arsenal to head home another corner kick to take scores to 2-1.
Seven minutes to the end Eddie Nketiah drew Arsenal level again with a neat turn and shot in the box. A scoreline which stayed same at full time.
Source: OwnGoal Nigeria
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