Rangers' Swedish defender Filip Helander (2nd L) celebrates scoring with his team-mates during the UEFA Europa League, last 16, first Leg football match Slavia Prague v Rangers at the Eden Arena stadium in Prague, Czech Republic, on March 11, 2021. (Photo by Milan Kammermayer / AFP) (Photo by MILAN KAMMERMAYER/AFP via Getty Images)

How Rangers players rated in Europa League draw v Slavia Prague

Rangers take an away goal to Ibrox after a finely balanced first leg in the last 16 of the Europa League against Slavia Prague.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 8:41 pm

It couldn’t have started much worse for Rangers who looked off the pace for the majority of the first half. Romanian dangerman Nicolae Stanciu curled in the opener after just six minutes after drifting to the edge of the visitors' box unmarked and unchallenged.

Rangers had spent the weekend celebrating the club’s 55th title win and fans fears of a hangover from the exertions seemed real until the team finally got going towards the end of the first half and Filip Helander tapped in the equaliser six minutes from the break after Ianis Hagi’s cut-back.

Their resurgence continued in the second half with a performance much more like those which have seen Steven Gerrard’s side go unbeaten in Europe this season and they take a 1-1 draw back to Glasgow – and owe a debt of gratitude to Allan McGregor for a wonderful late save too.

Player ratings scale - 10: One of the best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: A terrible day at the office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of the worst performances you've seen.

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