Progres Niederkorn defeat Rangers in the Europa LeaguePosted: July 9, 2017
Rangers were defeated by the Luxembourg side, Progres Niederkorn by a 2-0 score in the 2nd leg of the Europa League Qualifier on 4th of July.
In the first leg, the Ibrox team ended with a 1-0 lead. It was harsh on them, as this defeat was one of their worst ever.
Progres opened the score in the second half from Emmanuel Francoise’s goal. Several minutes afterwards, Sebastian Thill sealed the score and helped his team secure the first win in Europe.
Rangers tried to score from Josh Windass’, Kenny Miller’s and Niko Kranjcar’s attempts, but all of them failed. They showed a decent performance in the first-leg match, but this time they failed to follow up with their success.
It was a cruel defeat for the whole team, as they were eliminated from the European competition in the first qualifier.
Such players as Alfredo Morelos, Jordan Rossiter, and Daniel Candeias were brought in by the Rangers’ managers, Pedro Caixinha. They managed to dominate in possession in the early minutes, but they fell behind as Progres levelled up quickly in the second half.
After Progres’ goals, Rangers were pressuring their opponents desperately in hope for a recovery with Windass’ and Miller’s efforts in the closing minutes. The match ended with Progres’ win, which gained them the first ever Euro win, and a shocking exit for the Rangers.
The club had hopes rising with their manager Pedro Caixinha, but his stay for the future will be surely questioned.