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Head injuries to a Rangers fan after being "beaten for free" by Danish police officers

The 57-year-old from the Baillieston district of Glasgow was involved in the ugly scenes in which fans clashed with riot police in front of the stadium. (Author: Gardener)

Terrible head injuries to a Rangers fan after being "beaten for free" by Danish police officers Something went wrong, please try again later. The 57-year-old from the Baillieston district of Glasgow was involved in the ugly scenes in which fans clashed with riot police in front of the stadium before the Europa League game in Copenhagen. After asking officers where to go, the "sober" man was allegedly beaten with a baton. A horrific picture shared with the record shows his heavily bandaged and bloody head, which had to be patched by first responders in the stadium. The man who did not want to be named is a civil engineer and says he will have to wear a hard hat when he works to hide his wounds. He said, "The police just saw red and lost control." I was completely sober and just asked the police where to go because I wasn't sure. "I just asked one question and was beaten up, I'm a senior civil engineer. Because nobody would believe that you go to Denmark and get beaten up by the police for free." Light blues fans were quick to condemn the Copenhagen police online, and many blew up their "heavy approach". Police officers made four arrests and pointed fingers at fans for causing the rammy, with many allegedly showing up without proper tickets. Shocking footage emerged last night showing Danish officers dressed in helmets, gloves and body armor beating supporters with batons. Shocking footage shows police and fans clash in front of the stadium. A Rangers fan appears to strike a blow at an officer, causing a brawl. Other Gers fans told the record that following their team was the worst violence they had ever seen. Alan Harris, 71, said: "The Danish police seem to seek every opportunity to pull batons, it was completely unnecessary." I've seen bad organization in Villarreal, Bucharest and Vienna, but honestly that was the worst I've ever seen and as I said, this is my 45th away European in 39 cities in 29 countries. “The police have incriminated us twice for no reason.” This is my 45th trip to Europe and this is the worst I've ever seen. "You'd think this is a civilized country, but even the local police are disgusted with their colleagues." A disabled fan, a one-legged amputee, also told the record that he had "never been so scared in his life" as a police officer "every leather one". Fans hit the police after the incident. He said, "They beat us with clubs, batons and everything else. I've never been so scared in my life." There were also clashes at the stadium between Brondby and the Rangers fans, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. A spokesman for the West Copenhagen Police said: "There were some episodes between football fans and the police in connection with the game." Before the game, a group of Rangers fans tried to enter Brondby Stadium even though they had not arranged a ticket. “There was less excitement at the entrance to the away part of the stadium and the police had to pull and use poles.” After the game there were some episodes in which rioters tried to get to the opponent's fans, which the police prevented.

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Ianis Hagi saves Europa League point

JOHN GREECHAN: Steven Gerrards Rangers fought their way back and took a shabby but potentially valuable point against Brondby in Denmark. (Author: Gardener)

Steven Gerrards Rangers fought their way back, taking a shabby but potentially valuable point against Brondby in Denmark - despite having given up another lead this season of defensive disasters. With an own goal by Leon Balogun just before the break, the Rangers conceded their first goal for the ninth time this season. But substitute Ianis Hagi leveled less than fifteen minutes to go, ending a flowing move that ultimately kept the Rangers away from the Danish middleweights in Group A - and silenced the noisy home crowd. Much had been said about the intensity of the atmosphere at Brondby Stadium, and everyone from Sportsmail's own Brian Laudrup to Gerrard's former Liverpool teammate Daniel Agger warned the Rangers not to expect something to change in this quaint little suburb of Copenhagen approaching chaos. And fair play for the seething, bouncing, chanting crowd of yellow shirts who gathered behind the home gate a good 90 minutes before kick-off. They sang to the beat of their own drummers, with a cantor with a microphone leading the choir, and were louder than a crowd of this size could rightfully have been. Aside from the Rangers whistling and taunting from the moment their players went on their knees before kick-off, events in the game themselves had little impact on the decibels. However, as Gerrard noted here before kick-off, atmospheres don't win games. That would be thanks to a Brondby team who were the only team to score a goal in the group stage of the Europa League last night. In contrast, the Rangers came confidently after scoring six goals against Motherwell over the weekend, with Gerrard keen to build on that performance. Fresh from his hat-trick in Fir Park, the irrepressible fashion Sakala kept his place in the top three, also with the proven European pedigree of Alfredo Morelos - and the trickery of Joe Aribo. Morelos was cautioned for an early foul, a sign of how hard the Rangers pushed in the early stages. The men in black didn't give their hosts time to sit on the ball. That pressure seemed to have paid off when they had the ball in the net after just five minutes and Morelos headed a header past Mads Hermansen in the home goal. But the linesman hoisted his flag to signal that James Tavernier's corner kick was out of play before arriving in the box, and after a quick VAR check, the score remained zero. The Rangers were energized as they got this close to an early breakthrough. Sakala soon pulled a right-footed shot out of bounds thanks to a smart game setup that included both Steve Davis and Aribo. Morelos shot wide, Aribo headed over and Conor Goldson saw a strong header after a corner from Borna Barisic, which was cleared with little quality and incident in a first half. Brondby? Well, Simon Hedlund was deflected to the corner and Josip Radosevic should have actually hit the goal - he was closer to smashing a floodlight - after a proper setup on the right. Overall, however, they looked like a team that lacked quality in the final third. A group of players who need a break. They did that in the first half just a few seconds before the end when Christian Cappis placed a corner from the left on the front post. The ball landed directly on the head of Balogun, who was standing in front of his own goal for reasons only known to him. Gerrard has many reasons to lament his team's inability to stay clean this season. However, as he rallied his troops at halftime, he hoped their resilience - they have returned and won four times in this campaign - would prevail again. McGregor had to look hard to prevent Kevin Tshiembe from doubling the home side's lead early in the second half. Frustrated, angry, and possibly baffled by what he was seeing, it didn't take Gerrard long to ring the bell. Scott Arfield, Morelos and Sakala, Kemar Roofe, Ryan Kent - his first appearance since his limp with a hamstring injury in September's 2-0 home loss to Lyon - were replaced and Hagi was thrown into the fray. The former Liverpool academy product Kent looked threatening, at least with the ball on its feet, constantly changing the direction of play and leaving the defenders guessing. And he was involved in the equalizer, drove in the Brondby defense before slipping Hagi through a pass that showed genuine composure to send a deep, right-handed drive over the desperate Hermansen. Hagi was visibly enjoying the moment and made a gesture to show how much he was enjoying the local glee club being calmed down. The same couldn't be said of the game, which limped towards a tame ending. In truth, it probably struggled to match the Europa Conference League level. But the draw gives Gerrard and his men the chance to advance to the Europa League.

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Danish media shocked by Rangers' verdict as “the most dangerous man”, Steven Gerrard leaves unimpressed

We look at how the Danish media reacted to Steven Gerrard's crew earning some of the loot in Copenhagen. (Author: Gardener)

It may not be a great comfort to a striker who was part of a front trio that was blown up by Steven Gerrard or a defense that was criticized by experts for conceding again from a set piece. But the Danish media seemed to have a slightly different opinion when assessing Brondby's 1-1 draw against Rangers in the Europa League. T. Metro said: "The most dangerous man for the Scots was Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos, who shot several times." He had another shot from distance but it always went far before an own goal from Leon Balogun just before half-time changed the game. The Rangers' rearguard was not as solid as last season and has already conceded their first goal 10 times this season. BT Sport experts Ally McCoist and Derek McInnes criticized the fact that they again conceded due to a set piece situation. But the report went on: "Rangers were solid in defense and didn't give Brondby many chances." Gerrard might disagree as Brondby scored his first goal on the fourth try in Group A but is still bottom on two points. And they said: "Brondby was close to securing the team's first victory in the group stage of the Europa League on the fourth attempt, but the team threw a 1-0 lead." They also claimed the pre-game issues with police officers swinging batons attacking fans outside added to the atmosphere. And reported that hooligans fought with Gers supporters at home. The report said: “Before the game, there was a lot of turmoil and anger both inside and outside the stadium as Rangers fans tried to get into the stands where they weren't allowed to be. “It caused intense activity in the stands, where masked Brondby fans got into a turmoil and fought with the Scots. The combat police have invaded the stadium and slowed the rioting. ”Ekstrabladet did not believe it was a first half for the purists, but admitted that the quality of Ianis Hagis equalizer was to be admired as it did Gerrard for his Substitutions praised. They said, “It was a half-game that was characterized by more combat and hand-to-hand combat than technical and elaborate play. “Brondby took the lead at the beginning of the second half. But with several substitutions in the second half, Steven Gerrard's team became more dominant. ”Schotten. But Rangers manager Steven Gerrard didn't need to gloss over anything, as he could best assess Brondby's chances of getting out of the Europa League group, simply stronger. "

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The specialty of the UEFA games that the Rangers can use to get the knockout spot in the Europa League with one game

The European Football Association has a good cause, but the 21/22 season marked a break with tradition across the continent. (Author: Gardener)

The governing body of European football has a good cause and its group stage calendar, which now includes three tournaments following the launch of the Europa Conference League. Even back when there were still two group phases in the Champions League, Nyon's blueprint never wavered when it came to the format of the six match days. The teams always played against their first opponent on the first matchday and then again on the fifth matchday, the teams that meet on the second matchday would then duel on the last evening of the group stage with a traditional double header in the middle on the third and fourth matchdays. It's such a finely tuned tradition that fans of teams from all over Europe take the schedule for granted. But the Rangers are among a variety of teams in the three tournaments that have revamped a schedule, meaning their traditional game days five and six have been flipped. Now Rangers and Celtic had their own Europa League game changes due to COP26 - their big rivals played at home on Matchday 3 and away on Matchday 4. Ange Postecoglou's team had to play Ferencvaros on Tuesday afternoon before Ibrox hosted Brondby two days later. Rangers and Celtic should have come back to the "game plan" again and again, as the Rangers will now face Sparta Prague at home and Celtic will travel to Bayer Leverkusen. It would be easy to think of this as post-planning and attribute it to Cop26, but a multitude of teams across Europe are seeing their traditional program messed up. A small change in the norm could easily be dismissed for the decision-makers in Nyon, but the mix-up benefits the Rangers very much. In any of their previous group stages, the fifth matchday would have been against Lyon before the sixth matchday against Sparta Prague. Steven Gerrard's side know that a two-goal win against Sparta will secure them a spot in the Europa League knockout playoffs. However, the loss to the team that gained the upper hand on matchday two closes the door to a third straight season that mixed up the second tournament of European football after Christmas. But a way to the round of 16 of the European Conference League would be very good, as they have the head-to-head lead over Brondby. It's all to play and a break with tradition gives the Rangers the chance to continue their European Championship successes under Gerrard.

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Steven Gerrard's team got a decisive away draw in the Europa League

Brondby 1-1 Rangers: Substitute Ianis Hagi brought the Scottish team to equalize after the break (Author: Gardener)

A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers a decisive 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Brondby in Denmark. Gers center-back Leon Balogun headed into his own net from a corner in the last seconds of the first half after Steven Gerrard's side lost several chances. It was the home side's first goal of the group stage, but Rangers increased the pace in the second period and Hagi's fine finish in the 77th minute after a pass from substitute Ryan Kent brought the tie. The Scottish champions have to face the Czech side at home and travel to leaders Lyon in their last two games. So he still has a lot to do to qualify for the knockout round, but how did they need that result in Denmark. Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick against Well, kept his place but Gerrard brought in left-back Borna Barisic for Calvin Bassey when attacker Kent returned to the bench for the first time since his hamstring injury in September. The Danish champions had goalkeeper Mads Hermansen and top scorer Mikael Uhre both back from injury but the Rangers could have scored three times in the first nine minutes. Alfredo Morelos headed into the net from a James Tavernier corner in the fifth minute, but the ball went out before it reached the Colombian striker. Morelos shot over the crossbar minutes later after controlling a Barisic cross in the box before Sakala missed a shot after a passage through the center. The home side worked their way into the game and the Rangers' goal survived some anxious moments. Then, seconds before the end of the first half, a Josip Radosevic corner was taken from left by Christian Cappis and the ball ricocheted off the head of the unfortunate Balogun and passed keeper Allan McGregor to change the complexion of the game. The start of the Rangers in the second half was uninspiring and in the 53rd minute a shot by Kevin Tshiembe from close range was blocked by Scott Arfield for a corner, which was restlessly defended. Gerrard had seen enough and there came Kent, Kemar Roofe and Hagi for Morelos, Sakala and Arfield. The light blues increased the pressure and a powerful balogun punch in the 61st minute went straight to Hermansen. Steven Davis made way for Juninho Bacuna in the 71st minute, but it was Kent and Hagi who combined, the latter shooting past Hermansen into the far corner to finally equalize Rangers. With Bassey for Barisic, the Ibrox team and Brondby went in search of the winner, but after a frenetic end, both teams had to settle for a point.

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Steven Gerrard and the Rangers puzzler who will hurt his head when he tries to exercise

Why on earth were Gerrard's players trailing 1-0 at break when they could have been three more goals? (Author: Gardener)

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard's head will have been injured all the way back to Glasgow in a futile attempt to make sense. He shouldn't have wasted his time on the night flight. In the end, he came out of town with another point in Group A, which means the Rangers are still in the mix in qualifying for the knockout round of the Europa League. Given that nothing seemed to make sense during a 90 minute roller coaster ride in Denmark, that's probably comfort enough. The fact that Brondby is now also dead in the water - after he had not secured a competitive game - was another boost for Scotland's champions in a night in which there were far more questions than answers. For example, how could Leon Balogun play so flawlessly in the Rangers defense and still lose all three points within 14 minutes with an own goal at the end of the first half? Why on earth were Gerrard's players trailing 1-0 at break when they could have scored three goals in the first 10 minutes? And how is it that the Rangers managed to drop out of this match for so long that they sometimes made a normal Brondby team look a lot better than they actually are? The way they faced the Danes felt a sense of threat and aggression from the Colombian who clearly wanted to shape this game. The ball was in the net two minutes later when he jumped in at the back post to catch his head for a James Tavernier corner, only to end his cheers by waving a linesman flag. But Morelos pounded on the door again moments later, this time slapping a Borna Barisic cross across his chest before shooting a shot over the bar from 10 yards. The Danes looked in all sorts of trouble and threatened to collapse under the barrage. Then, with just nine minutes on the clock, another great opportunity came and went when Fashion Sakala turned on the jet burners to break Brondby's last line and race onto Joe Aribo's superbly weighted steep pass. The Zambia dropped his marker, but only Mads Hermansen could be beaten, shooting the shot across the goal and past the goalkeeper's right post. The home side looked capable of causing problems for the Rangers during the break, but almost everything they could muster was fought off by the two defensive rocks Connor Goldson and Balogun. At the other end, more opportunities were lost. First from Aribo, who got his head on another Tavernier delivery but didn't hit the target. Then Barisic cornered Goldson out and his header was blocked by Sigurd Rosted when it looked like he was going to dent the net. Brondby's breakthrough came just before half-time thanks to Balogun's only mistake in the game. Frightened by a corner kick at the front post, the Nigerian reacted by sticking his head on it and shooting the ball into his own net. The boss waited 10 minutes before deciding to do something about it. There was a better rhythm in his team's passing game, but the only real chance they got was a corner Goldson had at the end of the game to prepare Balogun for a volley that bubbled right at keeper Hermansen. With 14 minutes remaining, Gerrards Subs clicked in style as Kent stormed over the center line after knocking the ball off Aribo's toes to strike the Danish defense. Kent then had the composure to roll a stealth pass in Hagi's path, the booming first finish of which crashed over Hermansen's face and dug into the bottom corner of his net. Despite strong pressure late on, Gerrard had to be content with one puzzle.

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Ianis Hagi secures Gers the decisive away game in the Europa League

Report how the Rangers come back and drew 1-1 with Brondby in the Europa League; the Danes led at halftime thanks to an own goal from Leon Balogun; A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers an important point (Author: Gardener)

A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers a decisive 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Brondby in Denmark. Gers center-back Leon Balogun headed into his own net from a corner in the last seconds of the first half after Steven Gerrard's side lost several chances. It was the home side's first goal in the group stage, but Rangers increased the pace in the second period and Hagi's fine finish in 77, to four points with Sparta Prague, who have the better goal difference. The Scottish champions have to face the Czech side at home and travel to leaders Lyon in their last two games. So he still has a lot to do to qualify for the knockout round, but how did they need that result in Denmark. Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick against Well, kept his place but Gerrard brought in left-back Borna Barisic for Calvin Bassey when attacker Kent returned to the bench for the first time since his hamstring injury in September. The Danish champions had goalkeeper Mads Hermansen and top scorer Mikael Uhre both back from injury but the Rangers could have scored three times in the first nine minutes. Alfredo Morelos headed into the net from a James Tavernier corner in the fifth minute, but the ball went out before it reached the Colombian striker. Morelos shot over the crossbar minutes later after controlling a Barisic cross in the box before Sakala missed a shot after a passage through the center. Then, seconds before the end of the first half, a Josip Radosevic corner was taken from left by Christian Cappis and the ball ricocheted off the head of the unfortunate Balogun and passed keeper Allan McGregor to change the complexion of the game. The start of the Rangers in the second half was uninspiring and in the 53rd minute a shot by Kevin Tshiembe from close range was blocked by Scott Arfield for a corner, which was restlessly defended. Gerrard had seen enough and there came Kent, Kemar Roofe and Hagi for Morelos, Sakala and Arfield. The light blues increased the pressure and a powerful balogun punch in the 61st minute went straight to Hermansen Steven Davis made the back corner in the 71 to finally bring Rangers level. ● Brøndby became the first team to not score a single shot on goal in a UEFA Europa League match since Lazio against Nice in November 2017, but still to score one. ● Rangers' last two goals conceded in the UEFA Europa League came from corners - only one of the 41 goals scored in the competition came from a corner. ● Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for Rangers in all competitions since scoring against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. ● Leon Balogun's half-time self-goal was the Rangers' fifth UEFA Europa League goal since 2019-20, at least two more than any other team in that period.

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Rangers fight back to earn Brondby a draw

Ianis Hagi comes off the bench to secure the Rangers a draw with Brondby and level them with Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. (Author: Gardener)

Last updated on. From the Europa League category Substitute Ianis Hagi secured a valuable point for Rangers against Brondby to draw level with runner-up Sparta Prague in Europa League Group A. Steven Gerrard's team had previously come close through Alfredo Morelos and Fashion Sakala. But Hagi ran towards substitute Ryan Kent's pass to whip the ball behind Mads Hermansen. Rangers and Sparta, who face each other in the next round, are four points ahead of Brondby, three points behind. League leaders Lyon have now secured a place in the last 16 as they are eight points ahead and two games to go. The runner-up goes into the preliminary round, in which eight teams are eliminated from the Champions League, while the third-placed player takes a knockout place in the Europa Conference League. Losing their first goal in their three games since defeating Brondby last month, the Rangers were determined to be among the front runners. And Morelos thought he'd given them an early lead by converting a corner from James Tavernier, but the delivery was out of play. Sakala threatened the guests too, chasing Joe Aribo's through ball and pulling far away, and Connor Goldson's dangerous header from a corner was blocked. The Danish hosts had offered little in attack, but began to collect corners, from which Christian Cappis nodded after a shot from Josip Radosevic and Balogun's intervention led the ball past Allan McGregor just before the break. Kevin Tshiembe could have doubled Brondby's lead early in the second period, while Scott Arfield made a crucial block. Gerrard withdrew Morelos, Sakala and Arfield and threw Hagi, Kemar Roofe and Kent, the latter returning from a six week hamstring injury. Balogun sought a corner of redemption as he tested Hermansen for a Goldson header, but the goalkeeper parried comfortably. Brondby began to sit lower and lower and as Kent picked up Aribo's smart pass and drove forward, Hagi peeled off to take the winger's sheer slope and finish in style. There was a late chance for a Rangers winner when Roofe lost a header in a corner that striker could only find the outside netting. Defending was not the Rangers' friendship this season and Brondby was encouraged by the number of corners won. That said, more accuracy from Morelos and Sakala would have put them on the scorers list in the first half. But Kent's introduction was a turning point as the Englishman flashed his form from last season. Rangers manager Steven Gerrard: "I think there was more to us, more than a point. If a team wanted to go on and win the game, it was us." Rangers striker Ianis Hagi told BT Sport: "It's a draw. At least we got that point and now we have to win the last two games to go to the next round. We are Rangers and we have to come here and try to win." , don't wait until the second half goes out and attacks. "The next Europa League game will take place on November 25th at home against Sparta Prague. * Rangers have often played against Danish teams in European competition without losing in Europe than teams from other nations (10 - W8, 2) * Brondby was the first team not to score a single shot on goal but still scored a goal in a Europa League game since Lazio in November 2017 against Nice. * The last two Goals conceded by Rangers in the Europa League came from corners - only one of the previous 41 goals sent in the competition came from a corner situation. * Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for the Rangers in all competitions since he scored against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. * Leon Balogun's own goal just before half-time was the Rangers' fifth goal in the Europa League since 2019-20, at least two more r than any other team at this time.

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Ianis Hagi secures Gers the decisive away game in the Europa League

Report how the Rangers come back and drew 1-1 with Brondby in the Europa League; the Danes led at halftime thanks to an own goal from Leon Balogun; A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers an important point (Author: Gardener)

A goal from substitute Ianis Hagi in the second half gave the Rangers a decisive 1-1 draw in the Europa League against Brondby in Denmark. Gers center-back Leon Balogun headed into his own net from a corner in the last seconds of the first half after Steven Gerrard's side lost several chances. It was the home side's first goal in the group stage, but Rangers increased the pace in the second period and Hagi's fine finish in 77, to four points with Sparta Prague, who have the better goal difference. The Scottish champions have to face the Czech side at home and travel to leaders Lyon in their last two games. So he still has a lot to do to qualify for the knockout round, but how did they need that result in Denmark. Fashion Sakala, who scored a hat trick against Well, kept his place but Gerrard brought in left-back Borna Barisic for Calvin Bassey when attacker Kent returned to the bench for the first time since his hamstring injury in September. The Danish champions had goalkeeper Mads Hermansen and top scorer Mikael Uhre both back from injury but the Rangers could have scored three times in the first nine minutes. Alfredo Morelos headed into the net from a James Tavernier corner in the fifth minute, but the ball went out before it reached the Colombian striker. Morelos shot over the crossbar minutes later after controlling a Barisic cross in the box before Sakala missed a shot after a passage through the center. Then, seconds before the end of the first half, a Josip Radosevic corner was taken from left by Christian Cappis and the ball ricocheted off the head of the unfortunate Balogun and passed keeper Allan McGregor to change the complexion of the game. The start of the Rangers in the second half was uninspiring and in the 53rd minute a shot by Kevin Tshiembe from close range was blocked by Scott Arfield for a corner, which was restlessly defended. Gerrard had seen enough and there came Kent, Kemar Roofe and Hagi for Morelos, Sakala and Arfield. The light blues increased the pressure and a powerful balogun punch in the 61st minute went straight to Hermansen Steven Davis made the back corner in the 71 to finally bring Rangers level. ● Brøndby became the first team to not score a single shot on goal in a UEFA Europa League match since Lazio against Nice in November 2017, but still to score one. ● Rangers' last two goals conceded in the UEFA Europa League came from corners - only one of the 41 goals scored in the competition came from a corner. ● Ianis Hagi's goal was his first in twelve appearances for Rangers in all competitions since scoring against Dunfermline in the Scottish League Cup in August. ● Leon Balogun's half-time self-goal was the Rangers' fifth UEFA Europa League goal since 2019-20, at least two more than any other team in that period.

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Brondby versus Rangers

Steven Gerrard's men can take a big step towards the knockout stage of the Europa League with a win in Denmark tonight. (Author: Gardener)

Steven Gerrard's men can take a big step towards the knockout stage of the Europa League with a win in Denmark tonight. The Rangers kept their hopes for a spot in the knockout stage of the Europa League alive, but this was not easy as they drew 1-1 with Brondby. Steven Gerrard's side wanted to complete the double over the Danish champions in Group A after beating Brondby at Ibrox last month. Coach Gerrard needed a replacement and his introduction of Ianis Hagi and Ryan Kent made the difference. The Rangers have four points with Sparta Prague while Brondby has two points. It wasn't nice of the Rangers, but they are doing enough to score a point and keep their Europa League hopes alive. Defender Andreas Bruus both leaps to the header during Brondby v Rangers in the UEFA Europa League group A soccer match Brondby, Denmark, on November 4, 2021. (Photo by Martin Sylvest / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo by MARTIN SYLVEST / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP via Getty Images) The Ibrox team scores one point from their Danish trip. Leon Balogun's header into his own net just before half-time was a blow, but substitutes Kent and Hagi scored a point, the latter for Gerrard's men. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Ianis Hagi scores for Rangers 1-0 during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) Brondby break on exposed away defense and the 30-year-old's push block prevents a great Danish chance. The intensity of the game has eased slightly since the Rangers' big goal a win ... Rangers seemed to be working on their offensive endeavors and changes were needed. Gerrard made them and it got his team back into play through Kent and Hagi. Ryan Kent uses his pace to get behind Brondby midfield and he threads his Romanian team-mate. A huge goal. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Rangers Ryan Kent arrives during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) The Nigerian wins the ball high up in the park for the Rangers, but no one can use his good attacking work. Bacuna enters the game Steven Davis 'night is over and Juninho Bacuna replaces him. Rangers Haven' He has Not the finishing touches in this game, but they have to find him quickly if they want to make something of it. The Rangers midfielder seemed to have had a chance to test Brondby's defense but his attempt is blocked . They wait an eternity for one ... And now Lyon have two lead over Sparta Prague. A long way back for the Czech team. In the other Group A game there is finally a goal and Lyon scored the 1-0 against Sparta Prague long-distance drive. Balogun almost compensated for his own goal but his shot goes straight to the goalkeeper. Ianis Hagi makes room in the last third and tries the ball is threaded through Kemar Roofe, but from the away side he's better spark.McGregor is the only reason Brondby isn't leading 2-0. From another corner of Brondby, the Rangers do not deal with the danger. Tshiembe is allowed to take a touch in the penalty area, but the experienced goalkeeper responds well to the parry. The Rangers struggle to find a rhythm in the final third. A change may be required to achieve the required result. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Leon Balogun shoots the ball into his own net to make Brondby 1-0 during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and the Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) Out and about again as the Rangers search for a way back on level ground. Rangers' gaming aggression was curbed by early bookings for Morelos and Sakala. When Gerrard feels he needs reinforcement, Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe wait on the bench. Just to round off a bad ending for the Rangers, it's the first time Brondby has hit a net in this competition this year. You didn't have to work hard for that either. BRONDBYVESTER, DENMARK - NOVEMBER 04: Rangers Fashion Sakala after getting a good chance in during a UEFA Europa League match between Brondby and Rangers at Brondby Stadium on November 04, 2021 missed the first half in Brondbyvester, Denmark. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) There was a clear pattern in the game - Brondby and Rangers both had their best chances from corners and free kicks, tavernier's crosses allowed away openings, but they didn't process a key cross at the other end, so they are them behind. The Rangers looked like they came into the game 0-0, but Brondby took too many chances with the last move of half-time in the lead, and Gerard may have another team conversation after a late turn Half-time when Leon Balogun hits one in their own net. Gerrard's team have processed corners well so far, but that will sting. The ball is not cleared and finally Balogun heads past McGregor just seconds before the break whistle. While he holds most of the ball possession in this half, Brondby has few chances to defend himself.

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