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It was a huge night for Rangers in Europe on Thursday evening as they took a huge step towards progression.
The Ibrox side hosted Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade in the first-leg of the Europa League round of 16.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men ran out 3-0 winners in what was a comprehensive win in the end but one which had plenty of intrigue, controversy and excitement.
James Tavernier scored from the spot early on, Alfredo Morelos netted another European goal and Leon Balogun headed in the third. The visitors, who played some nice football, missed a spot kick of their own, while they had goals ruled out for offside and hit the bar.
Victory puts Rangers in a commanding position to reach the next round. Doing so would see them become the first Scottish side to progress to the quarter-final of a tournament since Walter Smith’s side in 2008 when the got to the UEFA Cup final.
Focus will switch to the domestic action with a huge Ayrshire derby this evening in the Championship. Kilmarnock are one pint behind league leaders Arbroath, while Ayr United could still get sucked into a relegation battle, although it is unlikely and they will have their eyes set on trying to catch Raith Rovers.
Across Saturday, Sunday and Monday there are the four Scottish Cup quarter-finals, all broadcast live on TV, starting with Hearts v St Mirren tomorrow evening.
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