Rangers coach Michael Beale has taken to Twitter to praise the Ibrox side’s heroic Europa League exploits against Portuguese outfit Braga.
The Gers battled back from 2-0 down to turn the game on its head and eventually ran out 3-2 winners in the first leg of their last 32 knockout round match in the Europa League.
Beale was clearly delighted with the effort from the Rangers squad as he congratulated this young Rangers team on their achievements.
Well done to the players on showing an outstanding mentality to come back from 0-2 especially after missing 4/5 very good chances. It’s only half time in the tie & Braga are a very, very good team. We have it all to do next week. Thanks for the support. It makes a big difference https://t.co/xsCZzkOXNS
— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) February 20, 2020
Speaking on Twitter Beale expressed his delight at the “outstanding mentality” of the Rangers squad who looked dead and buried an hour into the match.
With the club toiling, Rangers saw themselves behind to two sublime finishes from the Baaga attack as they appeared to carry their impressive domestic form under Ruben Amorim into Europe.
But up stepped Ianis Hagi to fire the Gers back into the match with a sweet left-foot strike in off the post and the stadium erupted to completely shift the momentum of the match.
Rangers fed off what was an astonishing atmosphere at Ibrox to win the tie and set up next week’s return leg in Portugal very nicely.
Rangers will have to be on their best again next week if they stand any hopes of progressing with Braga surely feeling aggrieved with their own collapse.
But for Michael Beale that match can wait as he, like every Rangers fan out there, revels in the inspiring Europa League comeback.