Europa League: Osimhen Sent Off In Napoli’s Win At Sociedad; Olayinka’s Goal Secures Win For Slavia Prague vs Leverkusen

Victor Osimhen was sent off in Napoli’s 1-0 win at Real Sociedad, in their Group F Europa League game,[1] reports.

Osimhen, who came on in the 61st minute, was shown a second yellow card in two minutes of added time.

He was adjudged to have raised his elbow on Sociedad’s Le Normand when he jumped for the ball.

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He had the ball in the net on 86 minutes, but it was disallowed, because Mario Rui slipped on the free kick and touched it with both feet, effectively neutralising the set play. 

Napoli’s goal was scored by Matteo Politano in the 56th minute which was their first after two games played.

The Serie A club are on three points and occupy third position in the group.

In Group C, Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka was the hero for Slavia Prague who beat visiting Bayer Leverkusen 1-0.

Olayinka netted the only goal of the game with 10 minutes left for Slavia League’s first win in the group.

Leverkusen were reduced to 10 men following the sending off of Karim Bellarabi in the 22nd minute.

Slavia Prague are third on three points, same points as the other three clubs in the group.

In Scotland, Leon Balogun and Joe Aribo featured for Rangers who edged Lech Poznan 1-0 in Group D.

While Balogun played for 90 minutes, Aribo came on in the 69th minute.

A 68th minute goal by Alfredo Morelos secured the win for Rangers which was their second in the group.

They are second on six points and are behind group leaders Benfica also on six points.

Other results saw Molde pipped Rapid Wien 1-0 with Norwegian-born Nigerian forward Ohi Anthony Omoijuanfo scoring, Arsenal thrashed Dundalk 3-0 and Granada, without Ramon Azeez, held to a goalless draw at home by PAOK.

By James Agberebi 

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