Aribo, Balogun star as Rangers gets their title defense off to a flying start

Aribo, Balogun star as Rangers gets their title defense off to a flying start

Nigeria’s Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo were on parade for Glasgow Rangers in their 2021-2022 Scottish Premier league opener against Livingston at the Ibrox on Saturday.

The duo were featured from the start as Rangers secured a flawless secured a 3-0 victory over their visitors.

Romanian star Ianis Hagi scored the opening go on the 8th minutes after beating three defender to finish James Tavernier low cross.

Aribo almost made it 2-0 few minutes later when he hit a low volley with his left foot in the box, but it was kept out by Livingston goalkeeper Maksymilian Stryjek.

With Rangers searching for the second, Aribo was sacrificed by coach Steven Gerrard in the second half for John Lundstram.

Wright, however, struck a sublime goal on the 78th minute to make their 2-0 for the Gers.

The game was put to bed Kemar Roofe pounced on a defensive mix-up to add a late third on the 90th minute.

Leon Balogun played all the minutes on a day Rangers recorded 20th consecutive home win in the Scottish Premiership.

The result means Rangers have now gone 40 league games unbeaten and have won nine of their last 10 league meetings with Livingston.

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