Date: 5th October 2018 at 8:45am
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Rangers’ win over Rapid Vienna on Thursday night matched a Walter Smith record that has stood for over 25 years.

The Gers famously went 10 games unbeaten in the 1992/93 UEFA Champions League, spanning from September to April facing teams like Leeds United and Marseille.

It’s the longest unbeaten start to a European campaign by a Scottish club.

Steven Gerrard has now guided Rangers to a similar start in this season’s UEFA Europa League, unbeaten in ten matches since the start of the qualifying campaign back in July.

While obviously Smith’s record against stronger opposition is far more impressive, it does highlight the turnaround in fortunes on the continent for the club since the former Liverpool midfielder arrived in Glasgow.

Last season we were at our lowest ebb going out against Progres Niederkorn and this term we’re on the verge of breaking a Scottish football record.

Gerrard’s side will have the chance to do that when Spartak Moscow come calling after the international break.

 

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