A lot of Rangers talk ahead of the game was whether Alfredo Morelos would be able to keep his head when he came up against Porto hardman defender Pepe.

He is a yellow card away from a costly Europa ban and some people were even questioning whether Steven Gerrard would risk playing him with vital home games coming up.

In the end, Morelos not only played but scored the equalising goal and didn’t get booked – although he was irate at the ref in the first half and ran the gauntlet a little bit with his reaction.

It wasn’t just the Rangers fans who were impressed by the Colombian hotshot, Porto scorer Luis Diaz was too.

After the game he said, “Morelos had a great game and scored a good goal. But I thought we had enough opportunities to win.

“We knew all about Rangers’ quality before the game. They are very tough and they have quality players.” [Scottish Sun]

Pepe also heaped praise on Gers, saying, “We knew Rangers were a good team. I think we worked as hard as possible and our team spirit was good too.

“The group is very open and we knew it would be like that as soon as the draw was made. It has four very competitive teams. It will go right to the last game.”

Rangers are second in the group but should be better off after going ahead in the away game at Young Boys, before being pegged back and then losing to a 93rd-minute winner.

However, crucially, they have two out of the last three games at home, with the Ibrox clashes against Porto and Young Boys now what stand between Rangers and qualification to the knockout stages.

In other Rangers news, ‘Outstanding ability’ – These Rangers fans react to one player after 1-1 v Porto


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