After winning 3-2 at home to the classy Portuguese outfit in last week’s Europa League last-32 first-leg, Gerrard and his players followed it up with a hard-fought 1-0 victory this evening thanks to Ryan Kent’s well-taken second-half goal.
The result means Rangers are now the first club to qualify for the last-16, and whilst he was clearly delighted to be in Friday’s draw, Gerrard was keen to get across the point that the victory was well-deserved:
Having made the last-16 of a European competition for the first time in nine years, how far do you think Gerrard and his Rangers players could go in this season’s competition?
And was this evening’s win a breakout display for the impressive 22-year-old centre-back George Edmundson?
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