Four of Rangers’ European opponents are currently topping their domestic leagues as club campaigns come to their conclusion across the continent.
FC Midtjylland, Legia Warsaw, Young Boys and Porto are all currently sitting at the top of their domestic leagues, with two of them already crowned champions.
One Rangers fan believes that Steven Gerrard’s side isn’t getting enough credit for the marvellous European run – which isn’t over yet.
Midtjylland, Legia, Porto and Young Boys all looking like winning their leagues. Feyenoord 6 points off top, Braga 3 points behind Sporting in 3rd and Leverkusen doing well in Germany. We dont get enough credit for our European campaign last season.
— Jason J (@judgie17) July 11, 2020
FC Midtjylland – who were comfortably dispatched by Rangers 7-3 on aggregate during the qualifiers – have won the Danish Superliga after beating title rivals Copenhagen 3-1 during the week.
The same Copenhagen who put Celtic out of the Europa League.
They won the competition with five games to spare.
Similarly, Legia Warsaw have been crowned the champions of Poland after a 2-0 win over Cracovia at the weekend.
Rangers edged out Legia 1-0 on aggregate thanks to a last-minute Alfredo Morelos goal in what a was a tight affair.
Porto have a comfortable eight-point lead in the Primeira Liga and can secure the trophy with a victory against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night.
The top seed from Rangers’ Europa League group, the Ibrox club drew 1-1 in Portugal and defeated the Champions League regulars 2-0 at Ibrox.
Young Boys currently sit top of the Swiss league on goal difference but surprise package St. Gallen have a game in hand.They remain the favourites to lift the trophy, with six games left to play.
Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord were six points off top spot before the league season was abandoned in Holland.
Braga have resurrected their domestic form under coach Ruben Amorim, and now sit three points off the third spot in the Portuguese top flight.
Current European rivals Bayer Leverkusen narrowly missed out on a Champions League place as the Bundesliga was concluded last month.
It certainly highlights the quality of opposition Rangers faced in Europe and just how big an achievement it is getting to this stage of the competition.
Rangers are set to take part in a mini Europa League tournament in mid-August but will have to overturn a 3-1 Ibrox defeat in the BayArena if they’re to progress.
Should Rangers pull off a result they will face either Getafe or Inter Milan in a one-off one-legged tie in the Europa League quarter-finals.