Date: 23rd August 2018 at 9:54pm
Written by:
Rangers
1 – 0
FC Ufa

Ibrox

Europa League - Play-Offs 1st Leg

23/08/2018 7:45 pm

Referee: Daniel Stefanski

Rangers FC Ufa
Goldson (41)
McGregor Belenov
Tavernier Zhivoglyadov
Goldson
 
Tabidze
Katic Nedelcearu
Flanagan Alikin
Jack Salatic
Ejaria Zaseev
 
85
Candeias 69 Jokic
Arfield Paurevic
 
Kent 77 Igboun
 
92
Morelos Oblyakov 83

Substitutes

Wallace Sysuev
Sadiq Carp 83
Foderingham Vanek 85
Halliday Tumasyan
McCrorie Sukhov
Lafferty
 
69 Krotov 92
Middleton 77 Shelia

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 4
6 On Target 2
6 Corners 1
11 Fouls 20
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
0 % 0

Rangers took to the Ibrox pitch earlier this evening to face FC Ufa in the Europa League Qualifying Play-Off first leg.

Manager Steven Gerrard certainly wasn’t taking them lightly with a very strong starting lineup once again and given action elsewhere the aim would’ve been to kill the tie tonight, worst case better one result in particular – that meant just win.

Fresh from his signature on a new contract, Kyle Lafferty also took a place on the bench.

A Connor Goldson effort in the 41st minute of the game gave us the first leg advantage against FC Ufa as we edge towards the proper stages of the Europa League in 2018/19 and by rights, the margin of victory should’ve been greater.

Lafferty got to make his debut once more in the second half as he continues to settle back into life at the club following his arrival from Hearts, but regardless of what happened elsewhere earlier in the evening – we got the win and are a step closer to achieving what would’ve been Gerrard’s first aim in the competition, the Group Stage phase.

 

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