Leon Balogun records first red

By Daily Sports on March 4, 2018

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Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun was sent off for the first time in the German Bundesliga on Saturday in Mainz’s 0-0 draw against Hamburg.

Balogun was first cautioned in the 34th minute for a foul before receiving his marching orders when he conceded a penalty in the 60th minute. Luckily for Balogun goalker Florian Müller saved the penalty on his debut.

The 29-year-old Nigeria centre-back fouled Luca Waldschmidt in the box and was sent off with his second yellow card for the challenge.

It is his second career red card. His first was in the colours of Fortuna Düsseldorf II in their 2-2 draw against RW Oberhausen in German third division clash in 2012.

Balogun’s compatriot Anthony Ujah made a cameo appearance in the draw, coming on for Yoshinori Muto in the 88th minute.

Mainz remains in the relegation play-off places, level on points with Wolfsburg.


•Photo shows Leon Balogun.


Source Daily Sports

Posted March 4, 2018

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