LiveRECAP: Falkirk 0-4 Rangers: Betfred Cup - Stunning free-kick Barisic then Tavernier volley adds to Defoe and Bassey strikes; match updates, score, reaction and League Cup quarter final draw

Falkirk host Rangers in the final match of the Betfred Cup last 16 this afternoon – a match immediately followed by the quarter final draw.

David McCracken and Lee Miller will lead Falkirk into Betfred Cup action against Steven Gerrard's Rangers
David McCracken and Lee Miller will lead Falkirk into Betfred Cup action against Steven Gerrard's Rangers

Steven Gerrard’s SPFL Premiership league leaders are visiting the lowest ranked team to qualify for the knock-out stages – the League One leading Bairns.

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He’s expected to ring the changes for the game on Falkirk’s artificial surface after the midweek Europa League draw with Benfica, and this week’s visit of Standard Liege in the continental competition.

That could mean an unpredictable line-up but David McCracken and Lee Miller’s team has had to cope with two late call-offs from the squad through positive COVID-19 tests, but that aside only have Aidan Keena missing for the big match of the season.

The match is being shown live on Premier Sports but we’ll bring you all the action, reaction and updates as it happens live from The Falkirk Stadium.

Falkirk 0-4 Rangers: Betfred Cup RECAP

Last updated: Monday, 30 November, 2020, 15:48

  • Falkirk 0 Rangers 4
    (Defoe 6, Bassey 29, Barisic 42, Tavernier 50)
  • Quarter final draw follows FT

Quarter final draw

Betfred Cup: Rangers at St Mirren; Edinburgh double for Alloa in quarter finals

Hibs will head to Hearts’ conquerors Alloa in the quarter final of the Betfred Cup after the draw followed Rangers’ last-16 win over Falkirk this evening.

Steven Gerrard reveals third Covid-related issue for Rangers after Filip Helander and Nathan Patterson miss Betfred Cup win at Falkirk

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard says a third player has joined Filip Helander and Nathan Patterson in being ruled out of action by coronavirus issues.

How the Rangers players rated in 4-0 Betfred Cup WIN over Falkirk

Rangers were comfortable winners to take the last place in the quarter final line-up for the 2020-21 Betfred Cup with first half strikes from Jermain Defoe, Calvin Bassey and Borna Barisic.

How Rangers depth came to the fore as they swept aside Falkirk to reach Betfred Cup quarter-finals

On a bitingly cold evening in Falkirk, the warm glow around Rangers’ season was undiminished.


Falkirk 0 Rangers 4

Great despairing tackle from Morgaro Gomis to pick the pocket of Ianis Hagi, dallying on the edge of the box.

Youngster has done so well since coming on. A mazy run and then clever reverse through ball for Itten isn’t read by the Swiss international.

hen you’re thinking ahead of an international player - the future looks bright.

OFF - Dixon

ON - Devenney

This is not what Ranger want to see.

Connor Goldson remains down after a Falkirk corner is cleared away. He’ll need treatment.

With Filip Helander out with COVID, George Edmundson suspended and Niko Katic still a long way from returning, Rangers are depending on their reliable ever-present more than ever.

PJ Morrison denies Itten close in after Defoe brought down a ball from the right and tried to tee up his strike partner.

Not his night.

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