Rangers will play Slavia Prague in the Europa League last 16 as the Ibrox side prepare for a trip to Czechia following their 9-5 aggregate victory over Royal Antwerp.
The Gers reached this stage courtesy of a frenzied two-legged affair against the Belgians and will be hoping to go one further than they did in last year’s competition.
Slavia Prague reached this stage of the competition by beating Premier League side Leicester and represent a tough but winnable tie for Rangers.
The Czech league leaders also came through a group containing German side Leverkusen, Israelis Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Ligue 1 Nice, finishing second behind the Bundesliga club.
Here’s how the Ibrox club’s supporters reacted to the draw with the club’s fans excited at the prospect of testing themselves in the latter stages of the competition:
Doable and we have a chance
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) February 26, 2021
I’m happy with that, will be a tough game after Slavia Prague knocked out Leicester in the last round but definitely qualifiable. Man Utd v AC Milan is a tasty draw, opens up a pathway for us to go further with at least one of the so-called big teams going out.
— Dougie (@CF3Loyal) February 26, 2021
No easy games at this stage but we'll take it! Not the worst draw by any means
— Ross F (@RossFrench6) February 26, 2021
Good draw. Be a difficult match, but we are Rangers! 🔴⚪🔵
— 👑 King Pin Dazza 👑 (@Kingpindazza) February 26, 2021
Tough tie but they’ll be saying the same. Intae them Rangers and no reason why we can’t progress to the quarters. Follow follow Glasgow Rangers 🔴⚪️🔵
— Dumfries & Galloway True Blues (@DumGallTrueBlue) February 26, 2021
I’ll take that all day sunshine, bring them on!🔴⚪️🔵
— Cameron Taylor (@CamDGTaylor) February 26, 2021
Not going to be easy but very much doable
— ES🇬🇧 (@Euas04) February 26, 2021
Could have been much tougher but no easy tie, but Im satisfied
— CB55🤭🇬🇧🏴🇳🇱 (@ArgyllWarrior) February 26, 2021
Bring it pic.twitter.com/1e6UyHWrUm
— Lewis 🏴 (@L3wis21A) February 26, 2021
Let's get stuck in to them 🔴⚪🔵 #WATP
— Bradley Hall (@Bradley_Hall16) February 26, 2021
That will do Rangers ,could have been a lot worse
— Rab Muir (@rabmuir) February 26, 2021
Let's go 🔴⚪🔵 pic.twitter.com/16LYdPRid1
— Stuart (@StuHefnerr) February 26, 2021
Can’t complain. Could have been worse
— 🔴⚪️🔵andybell🔴⚪️🔵 (@andyb29) February 26, 2021
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard expressed his pride at reaching this stage of the competition with the Ibrox gaffer simply keen to savour the moment.
Rangers fans will be eager to go at least one stage further than last season where the Ibrox side crashed out at the hands of Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.
The Ibrox fans will be hoping the club can go one further as they get a middle ground tie against one of the tournament’s dark horses.
Here’s our player ratings from the 5-2 win over Royal Antwerp as the Gers booked safe passage into the latter rounds of the tournament.