Rangers' Euro rivals flex strength-in-depth with emphatic 13-goal cup win
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Rangers' Euro rivals flex strength-in-depth with emphatic 13-goal cup win

Czech Euro rivals Slavia Prague showed Rangers what they’re in for as they dumped lowly FC Slavia Karlovy Vary 10-3 in the nation’s domestic cup.

The gulf in finances and class between the two sides was more than evident as Slavia reached double figures with a much-changed side containing only one player from their last match.

Slavia midfielder Oscar Dorley was the only main first-team star to start the match. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

FC Slavia Karlovy Vary play in the Bohemian League, which is the third tier of Czech football, and were powerless to resist as the Czech Champions rolled them over.

Ibrahim Benjamin Traore had Slavia in front from the penalty spot after only three minutes and from there it was a demolition job.

Denis Visinsky got a double, as did Ondrej Lingr, whilst Stanislav Tecl hit four goals and a Mate Brabec own goal completed the scoring for the high-flying Czech side.

Manager Jindřich Trpišovský will have been disappointed to concede three goals in the match but the manner of the victory – and the fact it was a reserve side – will surely please the Slavia boss.

Rangers are set to travel to Czech for the first leg of their Last 16 Europa League tie next week with the Czech Republic side already dumping Premier League Leicester from the tournament.

Slavia boss Jindřich Trpišovský is excited for the Europa League clash as Rangers Euro rivals prepare for the test. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

However, after avoiding the likes of Manchester United and AC Milan in the draw this is considered a winnable tie and should be an enthralling contest between two talented teams.

Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to the draw as the Ibrox side made the Last 16 of the competition for the second year in a row.