Rangers star Ianis Hagi has insisted that the Europa League tie with Bayer Leverkusen is far from over, despite Rangers trailing 3-1 on aggregate, insisting “anything can happen.”

Hagi thinks the turnaround against Braga shows how capable Steven Gerrard’s side are of turning things around ahead of finally playing the second leg of the last 16 in August.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04: Ianis Hagi of Rangers is seen in action during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 04, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The first leg in March was Rangers’ final game before the suspension of football in Scotland and Hagi insists the Gers can’t give up after waiting five months for the return leg.

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“We have the second game with Leverkusen. Even though we lost the first game, nothing is over in football. Anything can happen,” Hagi said, as quoted by Glasgow Live.

“I think we showed everyone when we played the home game with Braga that we can change everything in ten minutes or even less.


“Playing the Europa League will be special so we can’t just give up.”


Hagi made his loan move from KRC Genk into a permanent switch earlier this summer and will be hoping to build on an impressive first few months in Glasgow.

BRAGA, PORTUGAL - FEBRUARY 26: Ianis Hagi of Rangers FC shoots on goal during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Sporting Club Braga and Rangers FC at Estadio Municipal de Braga on February 26, 2020 in Braga, Portugal.

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The Romanian international has a real chance to blossom into a top player at Ibrox and playing in the latter stages of the Europa League can only help that.

If Rangers can get past Leverkusen, they will return to Germany for an eight-team mini-tournament to play out the final rounds of the competition.

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