The Nigerian was given the marching orders because the Gers crashed out of the Europa League following Thursday’s loss to the Purple and Whites
Leon Balogun was proven the crimson card as Rangers crumbled 2-Zero at residence to Slavia Prague in Thursday’s Europa League encounter.
Following a second warning on the Ibrox Stadium, the Nigeria worldwide received the marching orders from referee Orel Grinfeld.
73′ RED: Leon Balogun is distributed off after selecting up a second reserving | 0-1 (Agg 1-2)
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Balogun had earlier been cautioned within the 18th minute, nevertheless, he received the second of the encounter following a horror sort out on Lukas Masopust.
His teammate Kemar Roofe – who was a 55th minute alternative for Scott Arfield – was proven the way in which out 12 minutes earlier following a severe foul play towards Ondrej Kolar.
The Jamaican ahead stamped his stud on the face of the guests’ goalkeeper whereas on a goal-bound transfer.
This is the primary time the Scottish Premiership giants have had two gamers (Keemar Roofe and Leon Balogun) despatched off in a single recreation in main European competitors for the very first time.
2 – Rangers have had two gamers (Keemar Roofe and Leon Balogun) despatched off in a single recreation in main European competitors for the very first time. Catastrophe. #UEL
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Having performed a 1-1 draw within the first leg of the Spherical of 16 conflict on the Sinobo Stadium, Steven Gerrard’s males wanted only a win or a 0-Zero draw a minimum of to qualify for the quarter-final, however, they have been unable to cease the strong-willed Czech First League outfit.
14 minutes into the encounter Nigeria’s Peter Olayinka handed the Purple and Whites a well-deserved lead – heading previous goalkeeper Allan McGregor a pleasant cross from Jan Boril.
The hosts tried all they may to stage issues however having two of their gamers proven the way in which out decelerated their combating spirit.
A minute after Balogun’s dismissal, Nicolae Stanciu scored the necessary second objective at hand Jindrich Trpisovsky’s facet an important away victory – thus, scaling by way of on a 3-1 mixture.
Nigeria’s Joe Aribo was in motion from begin to end for Rangers, albeit, his presence couldn’t rescue his facet from elimination. Whereas, South African midfielder Bongani Zungu was introduced in for Alfredo Morelos with eight minutes to full time.
For Slavia Prague, Olayinka was substituted for Masopust within the 58th minute, whereas Cote d’Ivoire’s defender Simon Deli and Senegalese ahead Abdallah Sima have been on parade from begin to end.
Having crashed out of the European membership championship, Rangers will shift their consideration to the Scottish Premier League the place they’ve been declared as champions of the 2020-21 marketing campaign.