Rangers’ Europa League marketing campaign is simply going from energy to energy.
Nevertheless it’s unlikely they’ll be concerned in a extra loopy half of soccer this season, with Steven Gerrard’s males 2-1 up at Benfica.
Issues didn’t begin effectively for Gers in Portugal although as they discovered themselves a objective behind inside the primary minute with Connor Goldson turning the ball into his personal web.
However the conflict on the Estadio Da Luz fully modified simply earlier than the 20-minute mark as Benfica centre-back Nicolas Otamendi was proven a straight crimson card.
The previous Manchester City star was given his marching orders after bringing down Ryan Kent, who was via on objective.
And 5 minutes after that, the sport was turned on its head.
Rangers obtained stage because of an personal objective by Diogo Goncalves earlier than Glen Kamara put the Scottish facet forward on the following assault with a neat near-post end.
Gerrard’s facet have made a blistering begin to the season having received their opening two Europa League group matches towards Commonplace Liege and Lech Poznan.
They’re additionally flying excessive domestically as they’re high of the Scottish Premiership with a nine-point cushion, albeit having performed two extra matches than second-placed Celtic.
There’s nonetheless an extended method to go earlier than Rangers can correctly take into consideration stopping the Hoops profitable ten league titles in a row however proper now they’re exhibiting that heroics in Lisbon isn’t only for Celtic.