After staging a memorable comeback to beat Hamburg and push one step closer to qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League, a commanding performance against Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday night has given the Rangers squad more confidence for tomorrow’s match with Sparta Prague.
After a disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Dundee United last Sunday, it looked like the Ibrox outfit would be facing their fifth match without a win and miss the chance to qualify for the last 32 of the Europa League with a game in hand, but they turned things around under former Netherlands captain Graeme Murty, who took charge of the club following the departure of former boss Mark Warburton.
Serbia’s Dusan Tadic scored twice, but the Blues battled back in the second half to edge out Lokomotiv 3-2 in a tense Glasgow encounter. Scottish side Rangers have a genuine chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Europa League for the first time since the 2005-06 season, and they will be looking to bounce back against Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic.
What: Rangers vs Sparta Prague, European match 2018
When: Saturday, December 16, 1:45 PM ET
Where: O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Where: Philadelphia Union Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It’s a huge game for the Scottish team, who are currently third in Group G with 12 points from seven matches, but Sparta Prague are one place above them in third place, a position they can take back with a victory over the Rangers.
Kick-off time for Saturday’s UEFA competition matchup is 1:45 PM EST in London.
To follow the latest developments, view the Rangers team page here.