Arsenal loanee Balogun equals 47-year record after scoring in third straight game


Stade de Reims left it late to pick up their first point of the season in the game against RC Strasbourg in the French Ligue 1.

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Anglo-Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun continued his goalscoring streak as he netted his third goal of the season.

For the second game in a row, the Gunners loanee was preferred to start in attack.

Oscar Garcia, the coach of Stade de Reims paired Folarin and Junya Ito up-front in a 3-4-1-2 formation to take on RC Strasbourg in matchday three of the 2022/2023 Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Seconds before half-time, Ghanaian center back, Alexander Djiku broke the deadlock with a fantastic strike.

Djiku was quick to react to a loose ball in the box as he struck a left footed shot into the top right corner.

The second half resumed with the home side, RC Strasbourg piling up the pressureand possession which failed to amount to a second goal.

Stade de Reims fans would have something to smile about late in the second half as 21-year-old Folarin found the back of the net in the 81st minute.

By doing so, the Hale End Academy product equaled a 47-year record by becoming the first Reims player to score in each of his first three appearances since Jacques Vergnes in August 1975.

The game went on to finish 1-1 as Stade de Reims’ search for their first win continues.