Date: 17th July 2018 at 7:26pm
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FC Shkupi
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Arena Phillip II

Europea League Qualifying 1st Round 2nd Leg

17/08/2018 4:55 pm

Referee: U. Meler

FC Shkupi Rangers
Zendeli McGregor
Bilali Goldson
92 Katic
Nchamaaa 37 Murphy 90
Krivanjeva Jack
Vujcic 76 Candeias 72
Adem Morelos


Aleksovski Alnwick
Bajrami Ejaria 72
Ljamcevski Halliday 90
Shabani 37 Docherty
Muharem 76 Rudden
Veliu Bradley
Ismaili 92 Middleton 64

Game Statistics

10 Goal attempts 13
4 On Target 4
10 Corners 6
15 Fouls 12
5 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 % 0

Rangers went into tonight’s Qualifying First Round second leg against Shkupi with a 2-0 aggregate advantage from the first leg at Ibrox last week.

A win or a draw would see us go one step further than last season under then manager Pedro Caixinha and it would be the perfect way for Steven Gerrard to make his first entry in his Rangers history book as he begins his managerial career.

There was some change to the matchday squads for both sides in this one, Rangers were without Scotty Arfield who had picked up an injury and Shkupi named 16-year-old Suhejlj Muharem on the bench after he was unable to travel for the first tie. He did come on in the second half.

In the end, Rangers secured passage through with a scoreless draw on the evening but some fans will have concerns because from a statistics point of view, it was a very level game in many ways and we certainly didn’t cut them apart on the day.

But we’re through and we now face either Petrocub or Osijek in the Qualifying Second Round.