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Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby picks up the Buckfast bottle
Bayer Leverkusen's Moussa Diaby picks up the Buckfast bottle

Rangers face another UEFA probe

Rangers are likely to be hit with a hefty UEFA sanction after a bottle was thrown at Bayer Leverkusen 's Leon Bailey as he celebrated the German club’s third goal at Ibrox last night.

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European football’s governing body are likely to take a dim view of the act, having already issued partial stadium bans to the Gers twice this season. (Daily Record)

Gerrard: We showed Leverkusen too much respect

Steven Gerrard admitted Rangers showed Bayer Leverkusen “too much respect” as they lost 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 clash last night. (The Scotsman)

PFA Scotland objects to closed-doors games

Any plans to play matches behind closed doors in Scotland in response to the coronavirus outbreak will be met with fierce resistance from the players’ union, which has issued strong concerns about the welfare of its members. (The Scotsman)

Ross: Business as usual at Hibs

Hibs head coach Jack Ross has admitted it’s been strange preparing for tomorrow’s match with St Johnstone against the background of the growing threat from the pandemic of coronavirus – but insists it’s business as usual as the Easter Road side aims for a top-six berth. (Evening News)

Stendel: Hearts weren't ready for St Mirren clash

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Daniel Stendel has admitted his Hearts team ‘weren’t ready' for their relegation showdown with St Mirren. The Tynecastle side lost 1-0 after Jon Obika’s goal early in the second half but Stendel feels not all of his players were up for the fight. (Evening News)

Brown: I’d back closed-doors Old Firm game

Celtic captain Scott Brown would be prepared to play Rangers behind closed doors at Ibrox on Sunday if it helped to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among supporters and staff at the stadium. (The Scotsman)

Boyce: I’m playing through pain barrier

It is not only emotional pain Liam Boyce is suffering, but physical too. Hearts’ worsening plight at the foot of the Ladbrokes Premiership affects everyone connected with the club. Striker Boyce has the added discomfort of a back injury. He is determined to fight on, however. (Evening News)

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