In this afternoon’s Europa League Play-Off second leg tie against FC Ufa over in Russia, there might have been two villains come the full-time whistle but there were plenty of heroes.
90+2 Ufa have the ball in the back of the net but the referee had blown for a foul on Ejaria. The goal does not count.
Breathe! 1-1 (Agg 1-2)
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 30, 2018
Booking a place in the Group Stage of the European competition for the first time since we were last in the Group Stage of the Champions League back in the season of 2010/11, all nine left on the pitch by the end had dug in and given their all to ensure we progressed to the next round despite being handicapped through the red cards shown to Alfredo Morelos and Jon Flanagan.
Ovie Ejaria is a clear go-to for praise following his opening goal in the ninth minute of the first half as ultimately, that away goal sent us through on aggregate.
That wasn’t the only thing he was praised for as he was involved when they had the ball in the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time – the referee disallowed it for a foul on Ejaria and for some fans, it was even more important than his goal.
— Cairo Kearney (@Look_at_em123) August 30, 2018
— SMITHY ???????????????????????????????????? (@smithycrs92) August 30, 2018
Esp when he's saying to the ref look he's got a cut lol
— Leigh-Anne Steele (@lalahiggins33) August 30, 2018
Never seen 9 against 12 men before in my life. Absolute heroics by the 9 men.
— David Baxendale (@bax52) August 30, 2018
Well done Rangers. That was a brave fight. Congratulations Stevie and the team. Well done.
— Ageing Gandalf (@nikhiljokes) August 30, 2018
Total brown pants moment
— Alec McKinnon (@alecmckinnon) August 30, 2018
They could have sent of 4 we would still have made it well done the gers ????????????
— john2032 (@johnwb2032) August 30, 2018
I’m sure Ejaria would’ve preferred to get a brace on the day but it was undoubtedly crucial.