Rangers Europa League chances rely on silencing Red Star Belgrade Dangerman
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Rangers Europa League chances rely on silencing Red Star Belgrade Dangerman

Rangers were drawn against Red Star Belgrade in the last 16 of the Europa League and from the moment the draw was made, all eyes turned to the tie.

There were tougher draws out there, however, Red Star will not be pushovers and following a recent derby win which has seen their title hopes boosted, they will be confident before arriving at Ibrox on March 10.

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One man who has been spearheading the charge for glory is left winger Aleksandar Katai, who has scored a remarkable 19 goals this season and provided four assists. Can you imagine if Ryan Kent had those sorts of numbers?

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The Serbian side has been excellent recently, with four straight victories giving them a chance of winning the league title and securing progression in Europe.

If Rangers want to seal a place in the Quarterfinals, then silencing Katai will be absolutely vital.

Having signed for Red Star from LA Galaxy in the MLS last summer, he won a league and cup double last season and scored the winner in the derby against Partizan Belgrade on Sunday.

With the Ibrox sides defence leaking goals left right and centre, the 31-year-old could have a field day over the two-legged tie.

The onus will be on James Tavernier to keep the Serbian international quiet and ensure he gets few opportunities as he will create problems.

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It is sure to be another mouth-watering tie and Rangers can hopefully take confidence from the fact they have defeated Borussia Dortmund over two legs to reach this stage. Although the atmosphere in Belgrade will be extremely intimidating.

Meanwhile, former Rangers star Jermain Defoe is struggling at new side Sunderland as they aim to win promotion to the second tier.

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