This week, Ennio Morricone, one of the greatest film composers of all time, passed away in his Italy home at the age of 91. Morricone produced the score of the famous 1966 western film, the good, the bad and the ugly. The Italian was great at what he did and even won an Oscar for his score in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”. It should be noted that Morricone was not just a film composer; he was also a great performer and conducted many orchestras before his death.
Just like Ennio Morricone delivered some of the greatest musical scores and performances in cinemas history, fans have also witnessed some brilliant individual performances this season.
Despite the outbreak of coronavirus causing a major disruption to the calendar, the 2019/2020 season has been full of thrills and fun across Europe’s major leagues.
Players like Roberto Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Mo Salah, Kylian Mbappe have won so many games individually for their teams due to their brilliance.
While these names are already world-class, Soccernet takes a look at some of the best individual performances from Nigerian stars in Europe’s major leagues this campaign.
NB: These selections are only games which saw Super Eagles stars stood out due to their brilliance. It’s not a list for best Nigerian stars in Europe, but you can read that here.
Joe Aribo joined Rangers on a free transfer after his deal expired with Charlton. It did not take long for the 23-year-old to settle down, scoring in just his second game for the Gers.
Aribo scored nine times and provided eight assists in his debut season for Steven Gerrard’s men. Of the nine goals, the best came in a Europa League round of 16 encounter against Braga.
The Portuguese side had gone two goals up to silent the home fans, but Aribo’s introduction sparked a revival. After Romanian star, Ianis Hagi had halved the deficit, Aribo then brilliantly drew Rangers level.
Playing as an unorthodox left-winger, the Nigerian international ran through the opposition’s defence before firing past the goalkeeper.
His equalizer gave Rangers the energy to go for the winner, and they got it through Hagi who scored his second of the night.