Joe Aribo does not score many goals, but when he does, it’s often special, yet he may not score many as brilliant as his strike against Braga on Thursday night.
Joe Aribo has tagged his wonder goal in the 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Portuguese side as the most important of his career so far.
With Steven Gerrard’s men struggling to contain their rampant visitors, Aribo was thrown into the fray, and he produced one of his finest displays in a Rangers’ shirt to inspire the Light Blues to a remarkable victory.
Braga led 2-0 with an hour on the clock, but Romanian forward, Ianis Hagi, reduced the deficit before Aribo brought the Ibrox to its feet with a fantastic, solo effort.
The Super Eagles ace picked the ball up on the left flank, cut inside, and skipped past a host of Braga players before curling a low finish into the net.
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— Teej (@tjeverett1872) February 20, 2020
Aribo still can’t find the words to describe how he had conjured up that equalizer.
“It’s hard to put it into words. It’s the most important goal of my career to date,” the Nigerian midfielder said, according to quotes obtained from Herald Scotland.
“The gaffer told me to be positive when I came off the bench and to take the ball to them and just distract them, so they are not having it their own way.
“I’ve never scored a goal like that before. What was in my mind? I just thought I was going to keep going. I got past the first man, and there was no turning back. I just had to keep going, and I found myself in front of goal- luckily, I found the back of the net.”