09 Nov Rangers v Porto Match Report, 07/11/2019, UEFA Europa League
Steven Gerrard suffered a nervy 69 minutes before Alfredo Morelos eventually broke the deadlock to help put up a 2-0 win for Rangers over Porto.
Rangers struck twice in the space of four second-half moments to overcome Porto 2-0 and proceed joint-top of Europa League Group G.
Talisman Alfredo Morelos scored for the next European game in a row to break the deadlock at the 69th moment and then turned provider for Steven Davis.
The quick-fire double lit a competition which was meandering towards a different attraction, the sides with shared the spoils in a 1-1 lead to Portugal a month.
Along with the 3 factors takes Steven Gerrard’s men degree near the peak of the swimming pool with Young Boys on seven rebounds, three before Porto and Feyenoord.
3 – Alfredo Morelos is the first player to score at 3 successive appearances in important European contest for Rangers because Nacho Novo at the 2006-07 UEFA Cup. Protagonist. pic.twitter.com/hA5M4QyLAy
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It had been for the most part a match of few chances and momentary amusement at Ibrox, though it might have panned out quite differently had Glen Kamara not acrobatically cleared Pepe’s early attempt off the line.
The hosts generated precious little in a scrappy first half and wasted a rare launch just before the rest as Brandon Barker blasted over from James Tavernier’s cut-back.
Veteran defender Pepe was forced off with an accident only a couple of minutes into the second half but Rangers still fought to check the seeing back line.
A speculative long-range attack from Ryan Kent flew wide, until the exact same guy named Agustin Marchesin into action shortly after, the goalkeeper diving low to his right to trick an attempt round the post.
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Then came the match crucial spell, Morelos — that scored at Porto — professionally selecting the bottom corner and then locating Davis for him to do the exact same shortly after.
It established a notification one-two punch where the people failed to recuperate as Porto’s winless run on the street in the Europa League was extended to eight matches.
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