Rangers fans delighted as Europa League last 16 lands trip to Czechia
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Rangers fans delighted as Europa League last 16 lands trip to Czechia

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 knocked out Brandan Rogers Leicester City side on the way to the Last 16. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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:

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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.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be hoping to go at least one step further than last season as he takes his charges to Czechia to face Slavia Prague. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.