By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
Super Eagles duo of Joe Aribo (Glasgow Rangers) and Emmanuel Dennis Bonaventure (Club Bruges) scored for their clubs in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 first leg fixtures.
Rangers 3-2 Sporting Braga
Rangers pulled off an astonishing late comeback from 2-0 down to rescue their Europa League hopes with a dramatic victory over Braga at Ibrox.
The slick Portuguese were dominant and cruising in the last-32 first leg after goals from Fransergio and Abel Ruiz.
But Rangers hit back with an Ianis Hagi double either side of Joe Aribo’s superb solo goal in a 15-minute flurry.
The Scottish side, though, will be without suspended top scorer Alfredo Morelos in Wednesday’s second leg.
The Colombian’s first-half booking earned him a ban that could prove costly next week, but there was only jubilation at full-time after a famous and improbable fightback that will live long in the memory.
Club Bruges 1-1 Manchester United
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer felt his side were “a bit sloppy” as they drew 1-1 with Club Bruges in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie in Belgium.
The visitors started poorly and fell behind when Emmanuel Dennis lobbed Sergio Romero early in the first half.
United equalised when Anthony Martial raced through to beat ex-Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet one-on-one.
Odion Ighalo replaced Anthony Martial of Manchester United in the 68th minute as he continues to search for his first goal for Manchester United.
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