Rangers players Bongani Zungu and Jordan Jones responded on Twitter after Kemar Roofe broke a Europa League record in Thursday night’s 2-0 win over Standard Liege.
The summer signing returned from a spell on the sidelines with a bang, making the points safe with a spectacular goal in injury time.
Roofe won a tussle, evaded three opposition players and then launched an inch-perfect shot from inside his own half that sailed over Arnaud Bodart and into the net.
After the match, Steven Gerrard lauded it as the best goal he has ever seen in the flesh [RangersTV] and it turns out that it actually broke a Europa League record.
Roofe was 54.6 yards out when he took the shot, which is the furthest distance any player has ever scored from in the history of the competition.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 22, 2020
Unsurprisingly, it’s safe to say it wasn’t just the manager who was impressed by the substitute’s effort.
Rangers fans went crazy on social media as soon as the ball hit the back of the net and several players who weren’t involved in the action also felt compelled to tweet about it.
New signing, Bongani Zungu, tweeted a series of emojis suggesting he was blown away by the goal, while Jordan Jones declared it the best he has ever seen.
— Bongani Zungu (@BonganiZungu08) October 22, 2020
OMG the roofe dog that is the best goal I have ever seen😧😧😧😧
— Jordan Jones (@JJordanjones11) October 22, 2020
Roofe signed from Anderlecht in August and came to Ibrox with a big reputation following his previous exploits with Leeds United in England.
This goal will raise his profile even further, though, and will certainly add to his popularity with the Rangers fanbase.
The 27-year-old now has three goals in seven appearances for the club and will be looking to really cash in following his recent return to fitness.
While you’re here, why not check out our Player Ratings from the match.