Rangers fans will love what a Celtic rival had to say today
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Spanish press: Celtic are in Rangers’ shadow

A local Spanish newspaper has described Celtic as being in Rangers’ shadow following yesterday’s Europa League draw.

Celtic were paired with iconic Spanish outfit Valencia in the round of 32. And one paper couldn’t wait to put the boot into our city rivals.

Valencian sports paper Super Deporte said:

“Celtic do not dominate in Scotland, and suffered until the last minute to qualify in the tournament. They have been overshadowed by their neighbour, Rangers, on the domestic front. The club have been overshadowed this season in both the media and on the field after seven years of interrupted dominance in the Scottish Premiership.”

Rangers had a trip to Spain themselves this season. (Photo by Sergio Lopez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It’ll bring a chuckle to a few Rangers fans. Rangers remain Scottish football’s biggest and best club. And certainly the most highly revered in Europe.

Rangers “have eclipsed in the press”

Gerrard’s arrival has also meant coverage of Rangers clearly dwarfs that of Celtic abroad.

Even if they’re dominating the Scottish football scene right now. Saying that they are in Rangers’ shadow is only repeating something that every Rangers fan, and every football fan in Scotland, already knows. We have more trophies after all.

If Super Deporte weren’t sounding the battle drums enough, they also stuck the boot into Celtic for their poor performances this season. Before also intimating that Celtic’s dominance is about to end. Super Deporte said:

“The descent of Rangers to the fourth division in 2012 due to economic problems began a reign of the green and white that seems to be near its end.

The Stevie G factor has brought the footballing world to Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Rangers, promoted two years ago to the Premiership and with Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard as coach, have eclipsed in the press and also in the league table.”

There must be a Spanish bluenose working for that paper. It certainly sounds like it anyway.

Whilst we might laugh, it’s not like we can say anything. We missed out on a huge tie after our conquerers Rapid Vienna were drawn against European heavyweights yesterday.

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