Rangers v Progrès Niederkorn Match Report, 25/07/2019, UEFA Europa League

Rangers v Progrès Niederkorn Match Report, 25/07/2019, UEFA Europa League

Rangers 2-0 Progres Niederkorn: Aribo and Ojo place Gerrard’s guys in management

Rangers overcome Progres Niederkorn 2-0 in Ibrox in the first leg of the Europa League second-round qualifier.

Joe Aribo and Sheyi Ojo were on goal as Rangers claimed a 2-0 first-leg success over Luxembourg club Progres Niederkorn within their Europa League second-round qualifier on Thursday.

The side eased to some 10-0 aggregate success over St Joseph’s from the preceding round plus they moved a step closer to attaining the team stage after making a comfortable win against Progres, that had been decreased to 10 guys overdue on at Glasgow.

Ojo struck at the 54th moment to include to Aribo’s 20th-minute opener since Rangers established a revival mission, two decades on from enduring a shock elimination against precisely the exact same opposition.

However Steven Gerrard’s men wasted a huge opportunity to score a third target 20 minutes from time when James Tavernier missed a penalty, leaving themselves with a tiny bit of work still to perform in next Thursday’s return .

Aribo opened the scoring at the next leg of this one-fifth affair against St Joseph’s and that he did so again with a left-footed end into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Andrew Halliday and Alfredo Morelos were guilty of lost presentable opportunities, however, while Ojo needed a close-range finish ruled out only before half-time for offside.

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However, the Liverpool loanee obtained on that the scoresheet early in the second half by cutting indoors and picking his place after a corner has been worked brief.

A fast change of speed from Jordan Jones captured from the Progres defence to make his side a punishment, but Tavernier struck on the bottom of the article from the spot-kick.

Tom Laterza was shown a second yellow card two minutes from time, but just once Allan McGregor had made a smart save to deny Jacky Mmaee an off goal that could have altered the complexion of this tie.

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