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Rangers fans dig at Steven Gerrard ahead of Europa League final – "we wouldn't be here"


James Tavernier levelled the tie on aggregate before Glen Kamara put Rangers ahead for the first time. Christopher Nkunku pulled Leipzig level before John Lundstrum scored the goal to send the Gers to a European final.

The route to Seville has not always been easy for Rangers, despite claiming several big scalps in the process. They squeezed past Armenian side Alashkert 1-0 on aggregate to get into the group stages, where they finished runners-up to Lyon, pipping Sparta Prague by a point. They were drawn against German giants Borussia Dortmund in the knockout round play-offs. Rangers stunned the Westfalenstadion crowd with a 4-2 win in Germany, before completing the job with a 2-2 draw in Scotland.

A 3-0 first leg win at home to Red Star Belgrade ensured Rangers’ place in the next round, despite losing 2-1 in Serbia as they set up a round of 16 tie with Braga. Rangers had to come from behind as they lost 1-0 in Portugal in the first leg, but a 3-1 win at Ibrox ensured them a place in the semi-finals.

Aaron Ramsey will be pushing for a start in the final, after revealing his regret over missing the 2019 Europa League final with Arsenal due to injury.



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