Date: 30th August 2018 at 5:14pm
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Rangers booked their place in the Europa League Group Stage earlier this afternoon in possibly the most dramatic fashion available as we faced FC Ufa in the Play-Off second leg.

Coming into the game with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, Ovie Ejaria gave us a greater advantage nine minutes into the game but following their equaliser, Alfredo Morelos had one of his moments as got a quickfire double yellow to take an early bath before the first half had even finished.

Not to be outdone, Jon Flanagan helped himself to two yellows as well and departed the pitch with just under 25 minutes remaining in the game.

A solid, organised and spirited display saw us through to take a 1-1 draw with aggregate and the away goal making the difference.

I would imagine what Steven Gerrard says privately to those two will be different from what he says in public, but for the rest of the lads, I would say the first round is on the gaffer.

Unbeaten in 12 for Gerrard, Group Stage of a European competition for the first time since 2010/11 and maybe still some fun to come later this evening.

 

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