Ally McCoist delighted with 'Sensational' Rangers duo in 2-1 win v Galatasaray
Rangers sealed their passage into the Europa League group stages on Thursday with a 2-1 win over Galatasaray at Ibrox.
Goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier sent the Bears on their way until a last-ditch consolation goal made it a nervy end in Glasgow.
Steven Gerrard’s men learnt their fate on Friday, being drawn with Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan in Group D.
Both goals were lovely flowing moves from the home side, and Ally McCoist was blown away by the work of Borna Barisic and Tavernier for the second.
“You’ve hit the nail on the head,” he said on Rangers TV.
“Wait until you see where the two full-backs are, we’re not doing the goal justice, by the way.
“That’s tremendous. Tremendous forward play by both Rangers full-backs, the move all the way back was sensational.”
It was a brilliant goal, and it started in Rangers’ own box.
Only one minute later after numerous passes, it fell to Barisic, and his deflected cross was headed home by Tavernier – the two full-backs being the furthest forward.
Tavernier was superb once again, and his form will be critical for any success this season in the league and in Europe.
The 28-year-old had two touches in Galatasaray’s box and completed a couple of progressive runs according to WyScout – the defender being fouled three times also highlighted how much Galatasaray struggled to deal with him.
Gerrard labelled Tavernier the best right-back in Scotland after the game, and it is hard to argue with that after this performance.
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