Long before full time, debate was under way regarding where this sits in a table of one-off results for Scottish teams in European competition. Success for Rangers against Borussia Dortmund is at least a valid part of the discussion. The visiting contingent inside Signal Iduna Park not only – and quite rightly – partied but realised this was an extraordinary occasion that will be spoken about for years to come.
Far from stealing victory, the Scottish champions were fully deserving of it; including by the two-goal margin. There may even be frustration for Giovanni van Bronckhorst that Rangers do not have more leeway before the second leg. Dortmund, earlier the Europa League favourites, are staring elimination square in the face. They were run ragged at times by Rangers’ display.
Written by Ewan Murray at Signal Iduna Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/feb/17/borussia-dortmund-rangers-europa-league-match-report under the title “Rangers dismantle stunned Borussia Dortmund to make it night to remember”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.