Legia Warsaw don’t concede many goals at home.
Rangers huffed and puffed with Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo being guilty of squandering opportunities as reported by the BBC Sport website. Although this was ultimately a professional, away performance, it was a case of what might have been.
Yes, Legia have a good home record (as you can see on SoccerWay), but it helps when visiting attackers miss free headers from six yards out. As stated in The Daily Record, Sheyi Ojo had a golden chance to open the scoring on eight minutes for Rangers, a goal that could’ve swung the tie in the Glasgow club’s favour. He blew it.
Ojo has been guilty of this already this season against Kilmarnock when Rangers were 1-0 up. Fans even claiming that Jordan Jones did more in twelve minutes than Ojo had managed in the previous seventy-eight according to TBR Football. He takes up some great positions and times his run into the box like a seasoned pro only to shut his eyes and hope for the best when the ball is there to be nodded home.
To be fair to Ojo, he has started like a house on fire with a goal involvement less than every ninety minutes for Rangers according to transfermarkt.co.uk. Four goals and three assists in eight games is a decent return considering he has just arrived at the club.
Ojo had what only can be described as a mixed bag, 7/10 in The Daily Express, whereas, every other player seemed to have a consistent ninety minutes. He looked visibly tired for the last 20-30 minutes and coughed up possession on more than one occasion. He was The Scottish Sun’s lowest ranted player at 6/10
After his poor game v Kilmarnock it looks like Ojo could be a confidence player, an early goal or assist setting him on his way. He needs to soon realise that if Rangers are going to win anything he can’t afford the dips in performance if things aren’t going his way.
Ojo wasn’t firing on all cylinders and it may cost him his starting place against Legia Warsaw in the winner-takes-all clash at Ibrox next week. Steven Gerrard has a decision to make, with Jordan Jones waiting in the wings and the SB Nation rumoured, potential return of Ryan Kent. Ojo has a battle on his hands if he is to retain his starting place in the first XI.
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