Rangers had to settle for a point at home to La Liga side Villarreal at Ibrox on Thursday, leaving Steven Gerrard’s side with an uphill struggle to qualify for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.
A harsh Daniel Candeias sending off in the first half left us with too big a challenge to pick up the three points we needed to take top spot in the Group G table.
We will now need a win away to Rapid Vienna on matchday six to make it to the last 32 of the competition.
It could have been worse though if not for one player – Allan McGregor.
The veteran goalkeeper was again absolutely immense between the sticks for the Gers, saving two one-on-one chances for Villarreal attacker Karl Toko Ekambi to keep the scores level.
The shot-stopper has made crucial saves throughout our European run and if we do make it to next stage, it will be mostly down to the fan favourite.
These fans couldn’t get enough of his performance last night and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Allan McGregor is unreal man. His last performance for Scotland and Rangers are ????????
— D.ée ???? Gouw (@deziraygouw) November 30, 2018
Not even up for debate. Allan McGregor is the best goalkeeper in Scotland by a country mile. One of the best Rangers has ever had
— David Nicolson (@DavidNic90) November 30, 2018
Allan Mcgregor is God
— Ross Mitchell (@Ross_Mitchell11) November 30, 2018
Allan McGregor is incredible
— sandy (@sandyyR72) November 30, 2018
Has to be said, Allan McGregor is easily the best keeper I’ve ever seen ????
— Jake Mitchell (@JAKEMITCHELL95) November 30, 2018
I'm really struggling to come to terms with the fact that Allan McGregor will need to retire one day.
— Jamie (@JHGS1872) November 30, 2018
allan mcgregor easily best keeper to ever play in the scottish league
— Paul Brown (@paulbrown172) November 30, 2018
Allan McGregor would walk into any team in the world, no questions asked.
— Curtis???????? (@CurtisE92580950) November 30, 2018
Where would we be without Allan McGregor in goal this season? Share your thoughts in the comments below…