Rangers are through to the last 32 of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Young Boys saw the Light Blues qualify in second-place behind Porto.

The Light Blues made one change to the side that lost to Celtic in the League Cup final with the injured Filip Helander replaced by Niko Katic in defence.

Rangers looked imperious in the opening 45 and grabbed a well-deserved lead through Alfredo Morelos after 30 minutes as they put Young Boys to the sword.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 12: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC scores his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and BSC Young Boys at Ibrox Stadium on December 12, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Steven Gerrard’s side were dominant as they looked to go through as group winners after an incredibly entertaining group saw all four sides in contention until matchday five.

There was an incredibly nervy finale as Borna Barisic’s 89th-minute own goal gave Young Boys hope – before Ryan Jack then picked up a red card – but the Gers were able to see the game out and secure their place in the last 32.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 12: Young Boys goalkeeper David von Ballmoos saves from Alfredo Morelos (Rangers, blue, 20) during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and BSC Young Boys at Ibrox Stadium on December 12, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Here’s how Steven Gerrard’s side performed:

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Allan McGregor – 7

Barely involved as the Gers looked to keep yet another clean sheet at home in Europe to make it their third in three group stage games but was beaten by Barisic late on. Brilliant save midway through the second half to deny Fassnacht.

James Tavernier – 6

Really good early cross almost set up the opener for Ryan Kent and linked up well with Aribo and Arfield on the right. Took a sore one with 20 minutes left to give some concern to the Gers bench.

Connor Goldson – 6

Rarely troubled defensively and settled in quickly to having Niko Katic alongside him again. Didn’t have a huge amount to do and pretty much dealt with everything Young Boys threw forward until late on.

Niko Katic – 6

Back in the side after an injury sidelined Filip Helander and looked comfortable in his first start in almost two months. Took a head knock but was ok to continue. Struggled a bit late on as Young Boys threw everything forward.

 

Borna Barisic – 8

The Croatian international was up and down the left constantly as he proved to be a massive threat for the Young Boys defence. If ever you need proof of what happens when you persevere with a player through bad form, Barisic is it.

Glen Kamara – 7

A typical Glen Kamara performance as the Finnish international strolled through the game and showed his class alongside Jack and Arfield.

Ryan Jack – 7

Snapping into challenges and marshalled the midfield expertly. The sort of performance you’d come to expect from Jack as he continues to shine under Gerrard. Sent off in injury-time after a second booking in the only blot to his copybook.

Scott Arfield – 7

Retained his place in the side with Davis injured and helped Jack dominate the middle of the park. Does so much of the legwork to allow others to get forward, while also posing an attacking threat of his own.

Joe Aribo – 9

Brilliant pass played Morelos in midway through the first-half and put in a really impressive shift. Excellent footwork and used the ball intelligently as he looks to have finally arrived as a Rangers player.

Ryan Kent – 7

Worked really hard a getting into some really good positions and it was Kent’s pass which caused the problems leading to Morelos’ goal. Not much came off the winger but can’t fault his effort.

Alfredo Morelos – 8

Had a great chance to score after 20 minutes and really should have been awarded a penalty. Got his goal after 30 minutes as he finished brilliantly. Caused problems all night for the Young Boys defence.

Substitutes: Sheyi Ojo (5) Replaced Ryan Kent with 15 minutes left.

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