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Here’s everything you need to know about Rangers


Rangers take on Swiss side Servette in the Champions League Third round qualifier first leg at Ibrox.

The winner of the two-legged tie will take on either PSV or Sturm Graz in the Play-off round for a coveted spot in the Champions League group stage.

The Ibrox side have some recent history with Dutch side PSV on their quest to return to the Champions League for the first time since 2010.

The pair drew 2-2 at Ibrox in the first leg at Ibrox before a 1-0 win for the Light Blues in the away leg saw the Scottish side book a spot at Europe’s top table in 2022.

Rangers finished bottom of their group last term under the leadership of former boss Giovanni van Bronckhort, after home and away defeats to Liverpool, Napoli and Ajax.

It was recorded as the worst group stage campaign in the history of the competition, with the 7-1 mauling at the hands of Liverpool taking the title of the club’s heaviest defeat in Europe and at Ibrox Stadium.

It was a campaign that saw the Scottish side suffer a minus 20 goal difference but with Michael Beale now in charge, he will be desperate to write a different script this time around.

Rangers have had some very recent success in Europe when they went all the way to the Europa League Final in May 2022, losing to Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.

The Light Blues suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock on the opening day of the Scottish Premiership season, which now sees Rangers sitting three points behind title rivals Celtic.

The Gers had an indifferent pre season, recording a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle Utd, a 2-1 win over German side Hamburger and a 3-1 loss to Greek club Olympiacos before finishing with a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim.

For the first leg at Ibrox Rangers will be without the injured Ridvan Yilmaz, as well as Tom Lawrence and Ben Davies, who are not registered as part of the European squad.

Fashion Sakala also won’t be involved in the lineup as he finalises a move away from Rangers to the Saudi Pro League.


Here’s everything you need to know about Servette

Servette drew 1-1 with Belgian side Genk in their Second round qualifier first leg, before drawing 2-2 in the second leg despite going to down to ten men on the fifth minute with the sending off of Enzo Crivelli.

The Swiss side, who had just 26 per cent possession, while Genk racked up 33 shots on goal, triumphed 4-1 on penalties to book a Third round qualifier against Rangers.

The Geneva based side do have the advantage of playing away from home first, with the second leg taking place at the sold out 30,000 seater Stade de Geneve on Tuesday August 15th.

Servette are unbeaten in their domestic campaign so far, with one win and two draws, meaning they have avoided defeat in any of their last five games.

They snatched a 96th minute equaliser against Stade Lausanne-Ouchy on Saturday courtesy of Patrick Pflucke.

They were runners up in the Swiss league last term, finishing 16 points behind champions Young Boys.

It was their highest finish since the club picked up the last of their 17 titles back in 1999.

Servette are without a host of players for this first leg in Glasgow with Theo Magnin, Miroslav Stevanovic, Alexis Antunes, Keigo Tsunemoto, Alexnder Lyng and Jeremy Frick all missing through injury.

Enzo Crivelli is also suspended after his red card against Genk in the previous round.

Striker Chris Bedia could pose a danger for Rangers, having scored four goals in his last five games.


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