Rangers’ Weekend of Legends helps plug the international break as Jermain Defoe steals the show at Ibrox and Steven Gerrard rattles Celtic.
Ahead of the Ibrox clash between a Rangers Legends XI and World XI this weekend, Liverpool had their own charity match with Celtic.
And taking centre stage was ex-Ibrox gaffer Stevie G, who stepped up and scored a penalty in the match.
But it wasn’t just the fact Steven Gerrard hit the back of the net at Anfield which made headlines.
The super staunch celebrations in front of the travelling Parkhead support meant that whilst Rangers’ Weekend of Legends was still to come, Steven Gerrard had already earned some brownie points against Celtic.
Running over to the Parkhead support and punching the air, the moment almost made up for all that carry on with Aston Villa. We said almost.
Steven Gerrard and Jermain Defoe star in Rangers’ Weekend of Legends
Then there was Jermain Defoe at Ibrox in the official Rangers’ Weekend of Legends clash.
Several top names from the club’s past joined together on a special afternoon in Govan to celebrate those names who’ve etched themselves into Ibrox folklore.
But despite appearances from Barry Ferguson, Lorenzo Amoruso and Jorg Albertz, it was a modern Rangers hero in Jermain Defoe who’s make the Weekend of Legends his own.
The legendary England striker did what he did best but netting a deadly double in the match.
The first was a fine dinked finish after taking the ball down from an Alan Hutton cross, whilst the second was a rebound from the penalty spot.
You don’t give JD one, let alone two bites at the cherry.
There was another Rangers goal in the Weekend of Legends clash from another poacher in Kris Boyd, who’d had a goal ruled out for offside beforehand.
But it wasn’t enough to beat a youthful World XI who won the day through a Robin van Persie equaliser…
A Jack Wilshere goal…
A fine Luis Boa Morte effort…
And a second from the one and only RVP…
All in all, it was a successful weekend of legends for Rangers but two names in particular stand out on the day.
First Steven Gerrard curried some favour with those Celtic celebrations before Jermain Defoe had one or two Rangers fans asking him to dust off his boots permanently come full time at Ibrox.