Rangers to face Bayer Leverkusen in Europa League last 16

Ibrox side face Bundesliga side as they bid to reach quarter-finals

Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi and James Tavernier celebrate Rangers' winner against Braga at Ibrox
Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi and James Tavernier celebrate Rangers' winner against Braga at Ibrox

Rangers' reward for eliminating Portuguese side Braga is a mouthwatering tie with Bayer Leverkusen in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League.

Steven Gerrard's side overturned a 2-0 deficit at Ibrox in the first leg to take a 3-2 aggregate into the second leg in Portugal, with Ryan Kent's strike at the Estadio Municipal de Braga ensuring the Gers would be in the hat for the next round.

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Leverkusen also eliminated Portuguese opposition as they knocked out Braga's rivals and near-neighbours Porto, winning 5-2 on aggregate.

Among the teams Rangers could have drawn were Basel of Switzerland; Italian sides Roma and Inter Milan; Spanish outfits Getafe and Sevilla; Celtic conquerors Copenhagen; English Premier League sides Wolves and Manchester United; Olympiacos of Greece; Shakthar Donetsk of Ukraine; Austria pair LASK and Red Bull Salzburg; Turkish Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir and Leverkusen's Bundesliga rivals Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg.

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