Rangers have learned their Europa League group stage fate as the Ibrox club prepare to enter the competition for a second year on the bounce.
Rangers have been handed an tough draw with matches against Portuguese side FC Porto, Swiss outfit BSC Young Boys and Dutch team Feyenoord.
Getting out of the group will be a challenge for Rangers. But it’s a challenge the club’s fans are eager to embrace.
Bring it on! pic.twitter.com/iocQ5mKj08
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) August 30, 2019
Tough group but glad to be there
— PUCK FUTIN (@Tedii69) August 30, 2019
— Luke🇬🇧 (@LukeCowan1872) August 30, 2019
Rangers draw in Group G of the Europa League against Porto, Young Boys and Feyenoord.
Tough, but a very exciting draw. Porto don’t appear as powerful as they once were, while the other two teams are beatable. Ibrox will be key.
— Jordan Campbell (@JordanC1107) August 30, 2019
im happy with that no long trips to russia etc
— Aribo is a Champion (@timmys_tears) August 30, 2019
Not half bad. Competitive group that.
— Jock van San (@Jock_Rangers) August 30, 2019
Confident in that! Bring it on 🔴⚪🔵🇬🇧
— Kev (@kevinglasgow635) August 30, 2019
That's a good draw
— script for a jester 🏴 (@jesstterzz) August 30, 2019
Rangers made the Europa League group stages after a spirited 1-0 victory against Legia Warsaw at Ibrox.
Alfredo Morelos scored late on to secure the club’s place, and send the support into utter pandemonium in the stands.
It means a lot for Rangers reputationally and financially, with an increased pressure on the side following a UEFA sanction and subsequent partial stadium closure [Rangers.co.uk].
Rangers will now be hoping to go into this European campaign making a proper impression on and off the pitch.
Trips to Portugal, Switzerland and Holland are brilliant for the fans, and you imagine this is going to be a very memorable group stage no matter which way it goes.
Porto – who came from pot 1 – represent the biggest challenge to the club and it’ll be the first time Rangers have visited the side since 2005.
Young Boys of Berne represent a significant challenge from pot 2, with the Swiss outfit currently top of the Swiss Super League.
Dutch outfit Feyenoord – one of Holland’s biggest clubs – are currently managed by Dutch legend Jaap Stam.