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The Colombian had netted just once in his previous 13 games.

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About Alfredo
Alfredo (Italian pronunciation: [alˈfreːdo], Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo]) is a cognate of the Germanic name Alfred and a common Italian, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish language personal name that may refer to:

Aldo Sambrell, a European actor also known as Alfredo Sanchez Brell
Alfredo Armas Alfonzo (1921–1990), Venezuelan writer
Alfredo Alonso, Cuban-born media executive with Clear Channel Radio
Alfredo Azancot (1872-?), Chilean-based Portuguese architect
Alfredo Baldomir (1884–1948), President of Uruguay, soldier and architect
Alfredo Baquerizo (1859–1951), President of Ecuador
Alfredo Binda (1902–1986), Italian world champion cyclist
Alfredo Bryce (born 1939), Peruvian writer
Alfredo Casella (1883–1947), Italian composer, pianist and conductor
Alfredo Casero (born 1962), Argentine musician, actor and comedian
Alfredo Catalani (1854–1893), Italian operatic composer
Alfredo Cristiani (born 1947), President of El Salvador (1989-1994)
Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926–2014), Argentine footballer and coach
Alfredo Donnarumma, Italian footballer
Alfredo Gonzalez (disambiguation)
Alfredo Jahn (1867–1940), Venezuelan civil engineer, botanist and geographer
Alfredo Kraus (1927–1999), Spanish operatic tenor
Alfredo Lim (born 1929), Chinese-Filipino politician and former mayor of the city of Manila
Alfredo Lucero (born 1979), Argentine cyclist
Alfred Molina (born 1953), English-American actor born Alfredo Molina
Alfredo Mostarda Filho (born 1946), Brazilian footballer
Alfredo Ovando Candía (1918–1982), Bolivian president and dictator and general
Al Pacino (born 1940), American actor
Alfredo Palacio (born 1939), President of Ecuador (2005–2007)
Alfredo Palacios (1880–1965), Argentine politician
Alfredo Pascual (born 1948), Filipino businessman and former president of the University of the Philippines
Alfredo Pérez (boxer) (born 1952), Venezuelan retired boxer
Alfredo Ramos (1924–2012), Brazilian footballer
Alfredo Oscar Saint-Jean (1926–1987), Argentine Army major general and politician, President of Argentina in 1982
Alfredo dos Santos (1920–1997), Brazilian footballer
Alfredo Shahanga (born 1965), Tanzanian retired long-distance runner
Alfredo Stroessner (1912–2006), President of Paraguay (1954-1989) and general
Alfredo Torero (1930–2004), Peruvian anthropologist
Alfredo Toro Hardy (born 1950), Venezuelan author, diplomat and public intellectual
Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso (1861–1934), Cuban lawyer, poet and President of Cuba (1921-1925)

Alfredo Morelos breaks Premiership drought as Rangers ease to …

About Morelos
Morelos (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈɾelos] (listen)), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Morelos (Spanish: Estado Libre y Soberano de Morelos), is one of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided into 36 municipalities and its capital city is Cuernavaca.
Morelos is a landlocked state located in South-Central Mexico. It is bordered by the states of México to the north-east and north-west, Puebla to the east, and Guerrero to the southwest. Mexico City is situated north of Morelos.
Morelos is the second-smallest state in the nation, just after Tlaxcala. It was part of the very large province, the State of Mexico until 1869, when Benito Juárez decreed that its territory would be separated and named in honor of José María Morelos y Pavón, who defended the city of Cuautla from royalist forces during the Mexican War of Independence. Most of the state enjoys a warm climate year-round, which is good for the raising of sugar cane and other crops. Morelos has attracted visitors from the Valley of Mexico since Aztec times.
The state is also known for the Chinelos, a type of costumed dancer that appears at festivals, especially Carnival, which is celebrated in a number of communities in the state. It is also home to the Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl, a designated World Heritage Site.

Alfredo Morelos reaffirmed his commitment to the Rangers cause as he fired his first Scottish Premiership goals of 2020 in a 3-0 win over St Mirren at Ibrox.

Boss Steven Gerrard admitted the Lille target has had his “head turned” by interest from France following Gers’ Europa League defeat to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.

Alfredo Morelos breaks Premiership drought as Rangers ease to …

The striker was way off his best in Germany, continuing a slump that began with his Old Firm red card back in December.

But he looked more like his old self against the Buddies, firing in the cross which lured Conor McCarthy into a first-half own goal before adding a double after the break as he ended a drought which had seen him net just once in his previous 13 games.

Lille are reported to have failed with a fresh £16.25million bid just last week and while he could yet still be heading for the Ibrox exit, Gerrard – whose team now have two wins from two – will want him to retain these levels while he remains part of his squad.

St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin confessed earlier this week he was left deflated after seeing Rangers spend millions on strike-duo Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten this week.

Roofe was not involved, however, with the former Leeds and Anderlecht forward still short on fitness after eight months out injured, while Itten got only a late cameo.

Alfredo Morelos (right) ends his drought (Craig Foy/PA).

But there was more than enough firepower in Rangers’ existing armoury to keep the Buddies busy.

It took Rangers just five minutes to test former Light Blues back-up goalkeeper Jak Alnwick and from there it was one-way traffic against a defence happy to set up camp in their own box.

Ianis Hagi scuffed his effort while Morelos had two goes at beating his old team-mate in the Saints goal without success.

Jon McLaughlin – making his Gers debut at the opposite end in place of the injured Allan McGregor – was a first-half spectator, with Saints’ best moment of the opening period not even reaching the box as Leon Balogun halted Ilkay Durmas’ breakaway surge with a perfectly-timed tackle.

But Rangers got the breakthrough their dominance merited in the 23rd minute.

Saints failed to clear Borna Barisic’s corner but got legs in the way of shots from James Tavernier and Ryan Jack.

However, they switched off as Glen Kamara fed the ball to Morelos, whose low cross was diverted into the net by McCarthy’s leg.

The blue waves continued to crash down on St Mirren. Kent fired wide from distance, while Alnwick pulled off two good saves to deny Tavernier – the second when the Gers skipper controlled a loose clearance before letting fly with a fierce volley from 25 yards.

Steven Gerrard saw his side ease to victory (Craig Foy/PA)

Saints almost grabbed an unlikely leveller moments after the restart as McLaughlin misjudged Durmas’ cross but Barisic got a vital block on Jamie McGrath’s follow-up shot.

But they were soon pinned back again. Morelos let out a scream of frustration as the Saints number one again defied him, this time with a fine low save down to his right.

Kamara fired wide, but just as Rangers’ tempo began to drop, they gave themselves some breathing space after 69 minutes as Morelos headed home from Tavernier’s corner for the goal he had been longing for.

Having netted for the first time since February’s Scottish Cup win at Hamilton, it then took the Colombian just five minutes to add his second as he tapped home from Barisic’s deflected cross.