Our tie with Rapid Vienna just got much harder
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Rangers tie away to Rapid Vienna is now a sell-out

Rangers crunch European match-up with Rapid Vienna is now a sell-out after the Austrian club sold all of their briefs for the match.

Rangers have been allocated 2000 tickets in the 28000 seater Allianz Stadion for the must-win Europa League tie. It’s the same old story when Rangers come to visit.

The fact they can qualify for the Europa League knockout round probably has something to do with it as well. But still, it promises to be an electric atmosphere.

The Official Statement says the home support have sold out the ground. But you can bet there will be a few hundred cheeky Rangers fans snapping up tickets in the home end.

SK Rapid Wien have notoriously passionate fans and it’ll be a great occassion. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rapid Vienna’s statement, as quoted in the Daily Record, reads:

“We all know this is an immensely important game and we are now able to announce we are completely sold out for this match with 24,000 tickets sold.

“From Scotland, we expect nearly 2,000 Rangers fans.

“We all look forward to this special game and also to a loud, great atmosphere.”

Rapid are the most supported team in Austria but their poor league form has seen attendances drop. Their usually loyal support has dropped to 17,225 so far this season, down from approx. 19,000 last year.

They currently sit 8th in the Austrian Bundesliga and are struggling domestically. Rangers dumped them 3-1 at the tie at Ibrox with a double from Alfredo Morelos and a penalty by James Tavernier.

Rangers fans both at home and abroad will be hoping for the same again this time round.

The Ibrox giants must win to go through, Vienna only need a draw.

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