Rangers might’ve comfortably dumped Europa League rivals Brondby at Ibrox during the week, but the Gers’ have been sent a warning as the Danes bounced back against domestic rivals Copenhagen.
Danish Champions Brondby have endured a difficult start to this season following a successful campaign last year and currently sit 6th in the Danish Superliga.
But a recent upturn in domestic form has been capped with a 2-1 derby day win over fierce rivals and 2nd place side Copenhagen.
Brondby had gone two goals ahead in the match through Morten Frendrup and Andreas Maxso before Jonas Wind pulled one back for Copenhagen.
But the Boys from Vestegnen held on to record a victory at the Brondby Stadium – their third domestic win in four games – in a result which benefited FC Midtjylland more than anyone else.
Celtic’s Champions League conquerors extended their lead at the top of the division to six points courtesy of a 3-2 win over SønderjyskE at the weekend.
Brondby show they’re no mugs v Copenhagen and Rangers can expect tough test
Rangers were obviously delighted to record their first three points of the Europa League campaign by beating Brondby 2-0 and currently sit in third place in Group A.
The result – combined with Lyon’s comeback 4-3 win over Sparta Prague – leaves Europa League Group A nicely poised heading into matchday four.
Should Rangers earn a victory against Brondby – and Sparta Prague fail to defeat in Lyon – then the Gers can earn qualification to the knockout stages with a victory against Sparta Prague at Ibrox in November.
But for Rangers fans expecting a walk in the park in the outskirts of Copenhagen when they travel to Denmark in 10 days time, they can think again.
As Brondby showed v Copenhagen they do still have something about them and can come up big when called upon.
In order to keep their own Europa League qualification hopes alive, Brondby know they’ll need to get a win against Rangers on home soil.
With the backing of their fans – who as we know are plenty vociferous – Rangers will do very well indeed to fly back to the UK with three points in the bag.
Whilst Brondby beat Copenhagen this weekend, Rangers fans have been having quite a bit of fun winding up their rivals in the aftermath of a positive domestic result of their own.