By cruising past FC Midtjylland in the Third Round of Europa League Qualifying, Rangers set up a showdown with Polish giants, Legia Warsaw.

The prize for the winners? A spot in the group stages of the competition proper.

As we covered yesterday, Legia received something of a confidence boost heading into Thursday night’s first leg. They sneaked a 1-0 victory at home to Zaglebie Lubin, improving their indifferent start to the domestic season.

Rangers’ opponents now have seven points from four league matches. (Photo by PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Regardless of the hosts’ form though, this is always going to be a tough place to go, based on the atmosphere alone.

Legia play in the 31,800 capacity Polish Army Stadium and their fans are well known for their vociferous support and creative displays.

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For example, back in 2014, they took a pop at UEFA after the governing body had imposed a series of sanctions upon the club.

Fans banner during match UEFA Europa League play-off against FC Sheriff Tiraspol in 2017. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Unsurprisingly, the display only landed the club in further hot water [Guardian].

Then, in 2017, another incredible tifo celebrated the club’s return to the Champions League qualifiers.

Legia fans know how to put on a show. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Legia Warsaw fans ready for Ibrox trip

Then, against Zaglebie on Sunday, they previewed their tie against the Gers.

 

Shared by the ‘Scottish Football Away Days’ Twitter account, it translates as ‘Crying wives, crying children, each one of us is flying to Glasgow.’

It seems there’ll be plenty of demand for away section tickets as Legia supporters seek to sample a European night under the lights at Ibrox.

Here’s hoping they won’t have much to cheer about over either leg, though.

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