Date: 30th August 2018 at 11:47pm
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Having successfully defeated FC Ufa on Thursday, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers now know who they could face in Friday’s UEFA Europa League group stage draw.

Going down to nine men in Russia, it was a monumental defensive effort for the Gers to get the result required and progress into the next stage of the competition.

It’s also a fantastic achievement given where the squad was at the start of the summer. It’s the first tangible sign of progress that things are going excellently under new boss Gerrard.

With plenty of exciting trips ahead, fans can now look forward to who they will face over the coming months.

The Ibrox side will be in pot four for the draw, so will be facing a team from pot one, two and three. This excludes Celtic in pot 2 due to UEFA’s country protection rules at this stage of the competition.

The full list of potential opponents is as follows:

POT 1

Sevilla
Arsenal
Chelsea
Zenit
Leverkusen
Besiktas
Dynamo Kiev
RB Salzburg
Olympiakos
Villarreal
Anderlecht
Lazio

POT 2

Sporting CP
Ludogorets
København
Marseille
PAOK
AC Milan
Genk
Fenerbahçe
Krasnodar
Astana
Rapid Wien

POT 3

Real Betis
Qarabag
BATE Borisov
Dinamo Zagreb
RB Leipzig
Frankfurt
Malmo
Spartak Moscow
Standard Liege
Zurich
Bordeaux
Rennes

Clearly there are some potentially mammoth groups. How does drawing Chelsea, AC Milan and RB Leipzig sound? Alternatively we could be facing Arsenal, Marseille and Spartak Moscow.

What’s obvious is that there is likely no ‘kind’ draw. Competing in this tournament will be incredibly tough regardless of who the club draws.

It’s going to be an exciting time tomorrow, with the draw taking place at 1pm.

Who would you like to avoid? Which teams would you love to draw? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

 

2 Replies to “Revealed: Rangers’ potential opponents in Friday’s UEFA Europa League draw”

  • I’d like Chelsea, AC Milan, RB Leipzig. All of them are kinda close to home and if we can get out of a group like that we can win the cup.

    Bigger the challenge the more applied I am sure we will see Mr Gerrards team be.

    Bring on anyone if Stevie has been reading Walter’s book on defending!

    I love you Mr Gerrard. Please DO NOT break my heart on Sunday.

    WATP

    Lets go

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