Nigeria Star Joe Aribo Leaves Spanish Commentator Breathless with Sensational Solo Goal Against Villareal

Nigeria Star Joe Aribo Leaves Spanish Commentator Breathless with Sensational Solo Goal Against Villareal

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo has opened his goal scoring account for English outfit Southampton in pre-season
  • The midfielder scored a brilliant solo as Southampton beat Villareal in their final pre-season match
  • Joe Aribo joined the Saints in the summer transfer window from Scottish giants Rangers after a good campaign last season

Joe Aribo has given Southampton fans a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming season after scoring a beautiful solo goal against Villareal in pre-season.

The midfielder, who join the Saints in the summer transfer, levelled the scoring as Southampton lost to UEFA Champions League semi-finalist 2-1 on Sunday.

In a video posted on social media, the lanky midfielder took a long run from inside his half before weaving his way through a sea of defenders and then slotting home, leaving the commentator speechless.

Joe Aribo, Southampton, Villareal
Joe Aribo scores sensational solo goal for Southampton against Villareal. Credit: @SouthamptonFC
Source: Twitter

The Spanish outfit grabbed the opener in the first half through Yeremy Pino before the Nigerian equalized in the 63rd minute.

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Gerard Moreno then netted the winner for the Yellow Submarines with 18 minutes left.

How fans reacted to Aribo's goal

@yormiyor_ wrote:

Made in Nigeria.

@Khing_Geezy added:

What a beauty. Wow

@ademola_sule posted:

Something like that... Aribo

@calixtus also posted:

Is the commentary for me

@rasyinka tweeted:

This guy is too good

@KisaloSelamani posted:

Classic goal

Joe Aribo names Steven Gerard as his role model

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo has explained that Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard played significant role towards helping his football career when he was at Rangers.

After three seasons at Rangers where the Nigerian impressed in all competitions, Joe Aribo earlier this month made a move to Premier League side Southampton.

According to the report on Soccernet, Gerrard left Rangers last season, while Aribo is now at Southampton, but the 25-year-old Nigerian iterates that Gerrard helped him develop.

Joe Aribo ranked number one for most minutes by a player in Europe

No footballer in the world played more matches and minutes in the world last season than Super Eagles and Rangers star Joe Aribo.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been a regular starter for both club and country and was even deployed as a false 9 in the Europa League final where he found the back of the net.

And according to Transfermarkt, Aribo has played more games and minutes than any other player in the world as he approaches appearance number 70.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.