What a performance last night – from 50000 fans inside Ibrox
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What a performance last night – from 50000 fans inside Ibrox

You can’t beat it. A huge European night at Ibrox, 50000 fans going crazy, flags and banners all around. Ibrox is special on nights like last night.

It’s the greatest sight I have ever seen.

After the Livingston disappointment we needed to be picked up. And picked up we were. From the first whistle until the last our Rangers team gave us a reason to belt our wee blue hearts out from the Copland to the Club Deck.

This was Ibrox of old. This was Rangers of old. What a night.

Fans deserve every plaudit

The Rangers fans were absolutely superb last night. The final 10 minutes was at intense, vocal and passionate as Ibrox has been in my memory of it.

Us Rangers fans haven’t exactly had it all our own way these last few years. We’ve saw our biggest rival scoop as Ibrox, fans have been frustrated and fractured. There hasn’t been a European night at Ibrox in close to eight years.

James Tavernier’s penalty had the place rocking. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This was a momentous occasion for the club and the players responded to it. In kind, so did all of the 50000 fans. This was Ibrox at its impervious best. A 360-degree wall of sound which must’ve been deafening to the players. These are nights from their career they will never forget.

Both the team and the supporters did our club a service last night, and we should be commended. You were a credit to the club.

A top performance but a way to go yet

It was a very, very good result for Rangers. But let’s be honest, it is one we expected. The fact we were even saying that before the game shows just how far we’ve come under Gerrard.

Rangers played superbly against a very stubborn Rapid Vienna team. They were difficult to break down at times and they themselves looked a threat on the break. If a minor one.

Ibrox under the lights is pretty special. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We still have two huge home games against Spartak Moscow and Villarreal to come. They drew 3-3 last night in a pulsating match.

But like Steven Gerrard said, if we can beat both of them at Ibrox we’ll get out of this group.

And if we are to get results against them, we’ll need 50000 fans on the form they were on last night.