Europa League: Rangers secure crucial point in Brondby

Ianis Hagi’s late equaliser has rescued a point for Rangers against Brondby to keep pace with the top two in Europa League Group A.

The Danes took the lead on the verge of half time when Leon Balogun headed into his own net but Hagi’s 77th-minute strike ensured Rangers did not go back to Glasgow empty-handed.

The result sees Rangers move level on points with second-placed Sparta Prague, after their 3-0 loss to Lyon.

Rangers had come close to opening the scoring through Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala but Balogun’s deflection from a corner meant Rangers went into halftime a goal down.

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Kevin Tshiembe should have doubled Brondby’s lead but Scott Arfield made a crucial block.

Rangers did get their breakthrough late on though when two subsitutes combined. Ryan Kent’s through ball found Hagi and the Romanian finished with aplomb.

“I think there was more there for us, more than a point. We’ve underperformed, certainly in the first half. There was a massive improvement when I made the substitutions,” Rangers boss Steven Gerrard said.

“It was certainly a fantastic goal. It’s great to have Ryan Kent back. If any team was going to go on and win the game, it was us.”

Rangers next face Ross County in the Scottish Premiership before the international break.

Cover Photo: Ibrox Gates by Graeme Maclean used under license by CC BY 2.0.

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