Date: 2nd August 2018 at 9:53pm
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FK Osijek


Europa League - Qualifying 2nd Round 2nd Leg

2/08/2018 7:45 pm

Referee: Dennis Higler

Rangers FK Osijek
Katic (53) Barisic (89)
McGregor Malenica
Goldson Barisic
Bockaj 68
Candeias 84 Grgic
Jack Mioc 80
Coulibaly 75 Henty
Kent Skoric
Ejaria 94 Maric
Morelos Hajradinovic


Murphy Loncar
Sadiq Kamenar
Windass 84 Strkalj 68
Halliday 94 Sorsa 68
Alnwick Simunec
Arfield 75 Pilj 80
Middleton Santini

Game Statistics

14 Goal attempts 9
7 On Target 5
6 Corners 3
13 Fouls 17
3 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
0 % 0

Earlier this evening Rangers hosted FK Osijek at Ibrox for our second leg Qualifying Second Round tie in this season’s Europa League competition.

Rangers went into the affair with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg following an Alfredo Morelos effort and were delighted to see Daniel Candeias recalled to the side after he missed the first game, both for what he’d bring in attack but also his defensive ethic in helping to protect James Tavernier considering the threat we saw from Osijek down their left-hand side in the opening tie.

The game itself was relatively comfortable in many ways with Rangers dominating set pieces and efforts at goal, so it wasn’t quite the rearguard action of the first leg. They did again have their moments though so clearly we still have things to work on – but that was known prior to kick-off.

With the first half ending goalless, Nikola Katic gave us a 2-0 advantage on aggregate to really settle nerves, although an 89th-minute leveller from them – given the injury time to be played – led to a more nervous end. The first leg goal from Morelos saw us through with a 2-1 win over both legs.

We now face Maribor in the Qualifying Third Round given their 2-0 victory over Chikhuru Sachkhere.