Europa League rivals Braga have paid tribute to Rangers captain James Tavernier on social media – by hijacking an official UEFA post regarding the Ibrox skipper.

Gers right-back Tavernier has been a revelation in the competition’s knockout rounds and now leads the tournament’s scoring charts with six strikes.

Europa League quarter-finalists Braga saw first hand what the deadly Rangers captain can do as James Tavernier netted two goals to down the Portuguese outfit.

It might’ve taken extra time and another strike by Kemar Roofe to finally see the spirited Primeira Liga side off but it was Tav who was named Man of the Match.

As the official UEFA Europa League account posted an image of the Rangers skipper, asking followers on Twitter who the player was, it would be Braga’s response that garnered the most attention.

First, the Portuguese club would respond with “nevermind” in a kind of Vietnam flashback to the events of last week’s 3-1 defeat to Rangers.

But afterwards the Portuguese side would salute the Rangers captain for his contribution as Braga exclaimed “what a player”.

Rangers captain James Tavernier praised by Braga

The Rangers captain might finally be getting the credit he deserves for his remarkable contribution from right-back at Ibrox with Tavernier one of the club’s most prolific players.

In 50 games this season, James Tavernier has 14 goals and 16 assists from right-back. In 339 Rangers games in total, he has 79 goals and 106 assists from right-back.

It’s little wonder both the official UEFA Europa League account and Braga are giving James Tavernier the credit he deserves as he continues to be a difference-maker for Rangers.

Rangers FC v Sporting Braga: Quarter Final Leg Two - UEFA Europa League
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Whilst the Portuguese side are now out the competition, Rangers attentions will now turn a semi-final with RB Leipzig and a shot at the Europa League final in Seville.

Speaking of James Tavernier, read how one of the Rangers captain’s former managers believes he could do a job for Man City or Liverpool.

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