Rangers fans have raved about Glen Kamara following his excellent display in the 2-2 draw with Benfica at Ibrox on Thursday night.
With Standard Liege defeating Lech Poznan in the other Group D game, a victory for the Gers would have been enough to see them through to the Round of 32.
Therefore, it’ll be doubly frustrating for the players that they blew a two-goal lead for the second time in three weeks against this opposition, with strikes from Scott Arfield and Kemar Roofe cancelled out by a James Tavernier OG and an excellent finish from substitute, Pizzi.
Steven Gerrard’s side are still well-placed to progress, though, and a draw against a club of the ilk of Benfica is far from a disaster.
There were a number of eye-catching individual displays from those in blue, but perhaps the standout performer in the middle of the park was Glen Kamara.
The 25-year-old has stepped up a level this season and he looked all class in this one.
Kamara played a key role in Roofe’s goal by producing a sublime flick to Borna Barisic in the build-up, but that was far from his only contribution on the night.
He covered close to every blade of grass as he worked tirelessly in attack and defence, while his distribution was tidy and he was typically difficult to shift off the ball.
The Finland international has played the full 90 minutes in all seven of Rangers’ European fixtures so far this season and he looks every inch a top-level player right now.
Plenty of supporters were impressed by Kamara’s performance and took to social media to praise him.
Here’s a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Glen Kamara turning in an absolute masterclass here, one of his best performances in a Rangers shirt.
Genuinely looking like Zidane out there, the ball is glued to him
— Bongani_Cartel (@Pena_Cartel) November 26, 2020
Still cannot believe we got him for 50k. Sat telling my wife the story, least she acted interested 🔴⚪️🔵 he’s Been world class
— Junior (@JuniorC1872) November 26, 2020
Glen Kamara is a tremendous footballer. Absolute daylight robbery getting him for 50k.#rangers
— Campbell (@campbell1083) November 26, 2020
Disappointed again but not going to complain. Don't know how many times it's been said but 50k for Glen Kamara is robbery 😂. Keep it going Rangers 🔴⚪🔵 #RangersFC
— Neil McKirdy (@BigJack83) November 26, 2020
Trying to balance being pretty gutted and not being too critical of the team. Lots of positives in that, the move and goal from Roofe was absolutely superb. Glen Kamara giving it one of the best performances of his career in a Rangers jersey tonight.
C'est la vie, we go again 🇬🇧
— Rossco (@rsjh0501) November 26, 2020
Glen Kamara is as good as they come in these games, roofe now the main man, rangers💙
— R (@RAC1872) November 26, 2020
Decent first half. Kamara has been class!
— Rangers Radio (@RangersRadioRFC) November 26, 2020
Will easily fetch us £20m
— IbroxStandard (@IbroxStandard) November 26, 2020
Your man of the match tonight?
Morelos had a great game, showed a real tactical discipline with how he played, unlucky not to score.
Another good game from Roofe, took his goal well.
Kamara's stunning flick played a big part in Rangers second goal and was excellent throughout. pic.twitter.com/JNYah90fpf
— Rangers FC & Linfield FC (@bluesbrothers86) November 26, 2020