Match Report – Rangers 1 – 0 Young Boys

Charlotte Marsh

Football journalist

Rangers finish second in Group G behind Poroto; The draw for the last 32 takes place on Monday December 16 in Nyon, with proceedings set to start at 12pm GMT

Last Updated: 12/12/19 10:11pm

Alfredo Morelos celebrates after giving Rangers the lead against Young Boys

Alfredo Morelos celebrates after giving Rangers the lead against Young Boys

Rangers edged into the last 32 of the Europa League after a 1-1 draw against Young Boys, with a late equaliser and sending off making for a nerve-wracking finish.

Steven Gerrard’s side were looking to overcome their Scottish League Cup final disappointment and showed no ill-effects in the first half as they overran their opponents. Alfredo Morelos (30) scored his sixth group stage goal, but Rangers would have been disappointed not to add a few more to their tally.

Young Boys – who came from behind to win 2-1 in the reverse fixture – threatened to spring another surprise in the second half, with a scrambled Borna Barisic (89) own goal hauling the Swiss side level. It got worse for Rangers a few minutes later as Ryan Jack was sent off for a second yellow card (90+3).

But they managed to hold out for a draw, which was enough to see Rangers into the knockout stages for the first time since 2011, and finishing second behind Porto in Group G, who beat Feyenoord 3-2 in Portugal.

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