Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo was in action for Glasgow Rangers in their UEFA Europa League game against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
The Nigerian international and his teammates were humbled out of the tournament after the German side secured the second leg 1 – 0 win at the Bay Arena to advance on a 4 – 1 aggregate score.
Rangers’ Europa League adventure came to an end at the last-16 stage as Moussa Diaby’s strike earned a 1-0 win for Bayer Leverkusen, completing a 4-1 aggregate victory for the Bundesliga side at the Bay Arena.
It proves to be a difficult task for the Scottish giants to overturn the deficit given the 3- 1 defeat at Ibrox in March.
Diaby’s fine finish six minutes into the second period decided the contest while the closest Rangers came to a goal on the night fell to defender Connor Goldson, but his header was cleared off the line.
Rangers’ campaign started 395 days ago in Gibraltar, but their focus will now return to Scottish Premiership action on Sunday with the visit of St Mirren while Leverkusen progresses to face Inter Milan in Dusseldorf on Monday.
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