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Europa League: Kayode Scores Again As Sivasspor Beat Qarabag To Claim First Win; Aribo Subbed On, Balogun Benched In Rangers’ Draw At Benfica


Olanrewaju Kayode scored again for Sivasspor in the Europa League as they beat visiting Qarabag 2-0 in Group I to record their first win on Thursday, NGNewsHub.com reports.

It was Kayode’s third goal in three consecutive games in Europe’s second-tier club competition.

Kayode, who was brought on in the 59th minute,  netted with two minutes left in the game to double the Turkish club’s lead.

Sivasspor took the lead thanks to Caner Osmanpasa just 11 minutes into the encounter.

The win saw Sivasspor occupy third position in the group on three points.

In Group D, Joe Aribo was in action while Leon Balogun was benched as 10-man Benfica forced Rangers to a 3-3 draw in Portugal.

Aribo played for 69 minutes before making way for his replacement while former Manchester City defender Nicolas Otamendi was sent off with Benfica 1-0 up.

An own goal by Connor Goldson in the 2nd minute put Benfica 1-0 up but Rangers equalised via another own goal on 24 minutes by Diogo Goncalves.

Goals from Glen Kamara and Alfredo Morelos on 24 and 51 minutes respectively, put Rangers 3-1 up.

Despite being a player down, Rafa Silva (77th minute) and Darwin Nunez (90th minute) scored to help Benfica snatch a share of the spoils.

Rangers top the group on seven points same point as Benfica who occupy second spot.

In some other results, Peter Olayinka played for Slavia Prague who beat Nice 3-2, Napoli without Victor Osimhen edged home side Rijeka 2-1, Granada beat Omonia Nicosia 2-0 and Roma trounced Cluj 5-0.

By James Agberebi 

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