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Mixed fortunes for Super Eagles stars in Europe, as Ndidi, Iheanacho bow out of FA Cup

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Super Eagles trio Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, and Calvin Bassey were outstanding, as Leicester City cruised to an emphatic 5-0 victory over Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers had to return to winning ways after a humiliation against Celtic last time out, and they did so in style as they secured a solid victory at home.

Alfredo Morelos put the Gers ahead in the first half to give Rangers a 1-0 lead at half time. But the Gers came out hungrier in the second half and goals from Morelos, Glen Kamara, Scott Arfield, and Fashion Sakala ensured an emphatic victory for the Premiership champions.

Aribo had a average game in midfield as he had a 73 percent pass accuracy, Balogun was outstanding in defence, blocking everything that came his way, as he won 8 of his 13 duels, and had three clearances.

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Calvin Bassey was also goon on the night as he had 105 touches with a 73 percent accuracy.

Despite the win, Rangers remain second, a point behind Celtic.

Meanwhile, in the FA Cup, Kelechi Iheanacho scored for Leicester City’s but he alongside Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were unable to help the foxes, as they suffered an embarrassing 4-1 loss to Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

The Foxes travelled to City Ground, in their quest to defend their FA Cup trophy. Nigerian trio Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Ademola Lookman were in Brendan Rodgers’ starting line up.

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However, the night quickly turned sour for the defending champions, as they conceded two quick fire goals. Philip Zinckernagel put the Reds ahead in the 23rd minute, before Brennan Johnson doubled their lead just a minute later.

The Foxes looked out of ideas on the night, and Joe Worrall added to their misery in the 34th minute after he made it 3-0.

Nevertheless, Iheanacho stepped up five minutes before the break, making it 3-1, and giving Leicester City a lifeline.

It turned out to be a farce, as the Foxes kept up with their lackadaisical attitude in the second half. Ndidi was average on the night, and a yellow card was all he could show, in addition to an 88 percent pass accuracy and four interceptions.

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Lookman was poor on the night, as he had only 22 touches in the game, and he lost the ball eight times.

The Foxes’ night was soon summed up after Djed Spence put the final nail in their coffin to make it 4-1, ensuring the hopes of the defending champions.

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