Date: 30th August 2018 at 4:59pm
Written by:
FC Ufa
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Neftyanik Stadium

Europa League - Play-Offs 2nd Leg

30/08/2018 3:00 pm

Referee: Stieler

FC Ufa Rangers
Sysuev (32) Ejaria (9)
Belenov McGregor
Tabidze Tavernier
Alikin 52 Goldson
Nedelcearu Katic
Zhivoglyadov Flanagan
76 Candeias 45
Jokic Ejaria
Vanek Arfield 70
Sysuev Kent


Carp Wallace
Zaseev Sadiq
Tumsayan Foderingham
Sukhov Halliday 70
Krotov 76 McCrorie
Shelia Lafferty 45
Oblyakov 52 Middleton

Game Statistics

26 Goal attempts 7
3 On Target 3
9 Corners 4
13 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 2
0 % 0

Earlier this afternoon Rangers took to a plastic pitch to face FC Ufa for a final time.

We went into the Europa League Qualifying Play-Offs second leg tie with a 1-0 advantage courtesy of an Ibrox goal from Connor Goldson and Group Stage qualification was in our hands.

We couldn’t have started better as Ovie Ejaria found the net nine minutes into the first half and although nobody was daft enough to think it would then be easy, things went drastically wrong just after the half-hour mark as they found an equaliser.

Alfredo Morelos saw another rush of blood and found himself sent off six minutes after their goal after receiving two yellow cards within the space of seconds and then it was about holding on. That challenge became more difficult as Jon Flanagan also saw himself sent from the pitch in the 66th minute and then it really was batten down the hatches and ride out the storm.

With the score set at 2-1 in our favour with the away goal, the final ten minutes were tense.

Even more so when they had a goal disallowed two minutes into stoppage time for some reason, but we held on for a further two minutes until the referee blew the whistle.

God, we made hard work of that but a sterling rearguard action and a very organised performance by the nine lads who remained on the pitch see us through.