Now comes a hugely important match for Rangers. Second leg of Europa League Playoff tied at 0.
Rangers have one of their most important matches of the season on its way, as they host Legia Warsaw in the second leg of their Europa League Playoff tie with it being tied zero to zero after the first leg. The winner is into the group stages of Europa League.
Rangers are coming off of an ugly but effective victory over St. Mirren in the Scottish Premiership 1-0 off of a great free-kick from Borna Barasic. They will look to show more quality in the final third to hopefully put away Legia Warsaw.
Rangers will be without 3,000 fans at the match afte UEFA punished them for sectarian singing when playing against St. Josephs in the first round of Europa League Qualifiers.
Any type of win will put Rangers through, although if Legia score then a tie will not work as Legia will have the away goal advantage with Rangers having failed to score while in Warsaw.
For what it is worth, Rangers typically looked the stronger side in the first leg. More skilled and fast, while Legia Warsaw mostly did shennanagins in order to try and slow down the potent Rangers attack. One would think that it will be harder for the Polish to do this at the wide-open spaces of Ibrox.
Rangers have yet to trail for even a second in Europa League Qualifiers since Steven Gerrard came to town, and they must hope for more of the same. Making the group stages for the second straight season would be a great accomplishment for the club.