Rangers secured a historic away goals win against Young Boys to win their first-ever UEFA Youth League tie – and Gers fans on Twitter are delighted to see them reach the next round.
After a 3-3 draw in Switzerland three weeks ago, the young Gers secured a 2-2 draw at Firhill last night to book a clash with Slovakian side Slovan Bratislava next month in the second round.
👏 Thank you to all 917 in attendance on a very wet evening in Maryhill! pic.twitter.com/recyOtH5Rg
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) October 23, 2019
Goals from Nathan Young-Coombes and Daniel Finlayson twice pegged back strikes from Nico Maier as Graeme Murty’s side impressed in front of a bumper crowd.
The Gers qualified for the competition after winning last season’s CAS under-18 league and have shown plenty of quality in both games so far – despite failing to win either over 90 minutes.
After the disappointment of conceding an injury-time winner in the first leg, Rangers were the better side over the course of the return leg and 2-2 probably flattered Young Boys a little.
The result is another huge step in the right direction for the Gers Academy and huge praise must go to the Craig Mulholland, Murty and the staff at the Hummel Training Centre.
Fans on Twitter were full of praise for the young Gers after the away goals win – with one saying it was proof the club have one of the best youth set-ups anywhere in Europe.
Here are some of the best comments from Rangers fans on Twitter:
Amazing. Further proof we have one of best academies in Europe currently. Next step is bringing these kids through 1st team
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) October 23, 2019
Fantastic boys well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) October 23, 2019
Deserved to go through over the 2 legs. Well done boys 👏👏👏
— Colin Stewart (@RFC_Colin) October 23, 2019
Well done. Fantastic result for Scottish and British football. ⚽🏴⚽🇬🇧⚽
— Gary Chittick 📷🏴 (@gbc123) October 23, 2019
Congratulations young bears you's played a blinder ❤️💙
— Marilynne 💙 (@mazza_rfc) October 23, 2019
Excellent result guys, was never going to be an easy game. pic.twitter.com/cXU0Jk6vio
— Alan (@Alan1872Rfc) October 23, 2019
Absolutely brilliant boys take a bow 👏👏👏👏🔴⚪🔵👍
— true blue 1970 (@wullielittle) October 23, 2019
Amazing! Well done lads
— Ross Whitehead (@onlyoneamoruso) October 23, 2019