Rangers Women progress in Champions League with 4-0 PAOK victory

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Rangers Women progress in Champions League with 4-0 PAOK victory

The Rangers Women team are through to a Champions League second round after defeating PAOK 4-0 in their second game as part of the first round mini-tournament.

The result comes after Rangers defeated Ferencvaros 3-1 in the first women’s European game in the club’s history meaning they’ve blasted seven goals in their first two Champions League games.

After a goalless first half where mini-tournament hosts PAOK missed a succession of chances, the Rangers Women blew their Greek opponents away with a superb second half rally.

Goals from Nicola Docherty, Hannah Davison, Lizzie Arnot and an own goal secured the victory and ensured Rangers’ name will be in the draw for the second round on September 1st.

Read the official Rangers match report HERE.

Rangers Women progress in Champions League

Rangers will now face a two-legged second round clash with the winner earning a spot in the lucrative Champions League group stages.

Rangers Women manager Malky Thomson was beaming with pride come the full-time whistle and paid tribute to the Scottish Champions for progressing in the tournament.

“I am absolutely ecstatic, the hard work and effort the guys have put in has paid off and you can see it,” said Thomson [Rangers].

“When something is new it has excitement to it so we are always on about the positivity and if something is new embrace it and learn about it as you go along.

“I am delighted in a sense that the group is such a diverse group, we have young kids at 16-years of age there playing Champions League football it is certainly new to me.

“They are not even phased by it, there’s not even a worry about it. I have been involved in football a long time and so has Craig McPherson and Kevin Murphy and we have spoke about it endless times that they don’t seem to be phased by it.

“I think that is good and that is down to the environment that is created by the rest of the team and the girls but it’s massive pride that I feel just now and we are looking forward to seeing who we draw in the next stage.”

Next up for the Rangers Women is a midweek clash with Hearts as they host Hearts at the Rangers Training Centre at the same time as the men’s team play PSV Eindhoven.

Meanwhile, for the men’s team, links to one high-profile attacking midfielder have been rubbished but there remains hopes regarding another potential target.