Absurd though it was that this tie reached extra time, the Rangers support seemed to get added satisfaction from the nature of their team’s success. What a wonderfully fraught occasion this became.
For the first time in 14 years Rangers will compete in a European semi-final. That much seemed straightforward for 82 minutes of this Europa League quarter-final second leg, such was the dominance enjoyed by Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side over a Braga team who had been reduced to 10 men before the interval. David Carmo’s late goal forced an added half-hour and rumbles of concern in the stands. Rangers ultimately kept their cool and Braga, who finished the game with nine, lost their heads.
Written by Ewan Murray at Ibrox
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