Borussia Dortmund react to Rangers Europa League draw; HSV chime in
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Borussia Dortmund react to Rangers Europa League draw; HSV chime in

German giants Borussia Dortmund and HSV have been reacting to the Europa League draw after the Bundesliga side were paired with Scottish giants Rangers.

The Gers are preparing for a tantalising February trip to the Westfalenstadion whilst Borussia Dortmund and their fans can prepare for an exciting jaunt to Ibrox.

Borussia Dortmund stoke excitement for Rangers clash

Taking to Twitter after the draw, the German club’s official English social media accounts confirmed the status of the knockout round draw to their 1m followers.

The club’s German account has also tweeted their 3.9m followers with notification of the tie and an image of Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne playing the club in 1995.

Rangers partners HSV also tweet after Borussia Dortmund draw

The German giants of Dortmund weren’t the only ones Tweeting either, as Rangers’ German club partners HSV also chimed in with a tweet of their own.

German giants Hamburg took to Twitter to wish both sides good luck in what promises to be one of the clashes of the round.

Other eye-catching draws include Barcelona v Napoli, RB Leipzig v Real Sociedad and Porto v Lazio.

Rangers facing one of Europe’s top clubs in Borussia Dortmund

One of Europe’s – and by proxy the world’s – biggest football clubs, Borussia Dortmund have plenty of history with Rangers, the two clubs having played each other eight times.

Nowadays the playing field isn’t as level as it once was and Rangers know Borussia Dortmund go into the tie as clear favourites, boasting a squad full of young European talent.

Erling Braut Haaland, Jude Bellingham and Rangers-linked Giovanni Reyna will all likely make the trip to Ibrox for a mouthwatering clash in February next year.

The two-legged Knockout Round Playoff between Rangers and Dortmund is set to take place in February 2022 with the Germany leg on 17th February and the Ibrox return on the 24th February.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst played for the Gers the last time they faced Borussia Dortmund in Europe back in 1999.  Mandatory Credit:Jamie McDonald /Allsport

In a revamped Europa League competition, the eight runners up from the group stage (of which Rangers are one) face the teams who finished 3rd in the Champions League group stages.

The group winners from the Europa League group stages are given a bye into the last 16 and will have one eye on who progresses from the playoff round.

Meanwhile, one Rangers star is looking to end his hiatus from his national side ahead of the upcoming World Cup.