Rangers Colts were knocked out of the UEFA Youth League earlier this afternoon but fans were full of praise for Graeme Murty’s side after their defeat by Atletico Madrid – althought not all fans were quite so positive.

After seeing off Young Boys and Slovan Bratislava, the Gers were drawn against Atletico, who finished runners-up to Juventus in the Champions League pathway, for a spot in the last 16.

An early mistake left the Gers 1-0 down after six minutes before three goals after the break sealed a comfortable victory for the Spanish giants and secured their place in Friday’s draw in Nyon.

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With the Gers running away with the under-18 CAS league again this year, there will almost certainly be a quick return to the competition one way or the other as the Academy continues to impress.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Graeme Murty is seen during the UEFA Youth League match between Rangers U19 and Atletico Madrid U19 at Firhill Park on February 12, 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Despite losing 4-0, fans were largely positive and many had praise for the young side in the club’s first appearance in the tournament since it started in 2013.

One Atletico player, Rodrigo Riquelme was also singled out for praise by fans after a fantastic performance from the teenager who was easily the best player on show at Firhill.

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Here are some of the comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:

 

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