'Let's go', 'We're through' - These Rangers fans delighted with 'easy' EL draw
Rangers have discovered their fate for the qualifying rounds of the Europa League, with the Gers set to play Belgian side Royal Antwerp.
The Premiership leaders will travel to Royal Antwerp for the first leg after topping Group D and coming out of the draw as one of the seeded teams.
Steven Gerrard’s side head into the knockout rounds in tremendous form, having not lost a single group stage game.
Beating Lech Poznan 2-0 last Thursday rounded off what has been an impressive European run so far for the Gers.
By winning the group ahead of Benfica, Rangers gave themselves the best opportunity to secure an ‘easier’ opponent in Monday’s draw.
With Rangers on such a dominant unbeaten run both in Europe and domestically, confidence will be sky high ahead of the meeting with Royal Antwerp.
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Gerrard’s side beat Braga at this stage last season before being knocked out by German giants Bayer Leverkusen at the Round of 16 stage.
Royal Antwerp are currently seventh in the Belgian top flight and have won just once in their last five league games.
The Belgian side finished second in their group, which included Tottenham, LASK and Ludogorets. They won four of their six matches, losing the remaining two.
When you consider some of the names that were in the hat for Rangers to face, you can imagine that Gerrard and his coaching team will be very happy with this outcome.
These Rangers fans have been reacting to the draw on social media and here are some of the best tweets.
easy for the glasgow rangers
— Hannah Firman (@hannahfirman_30) December 14, 2020
We're off to Belgium (again) 🇧🇪
Royal Antwerp vs Rangers in the @EuropaLeague round of 32.
— This Is Ibrox (@thisisibrox) December 14, 2020
An excellent chance to progress to the last 16!
— Ross Kilvington (@Kilvington91) December 14, 2020
Decent draw I think . Antwerp in the last 32. Not too far to fly either 🔴⚪🔵
— Glasgow Rangers #5️⃣5️⃣ 🇬🇧 (@Rangers_FC_1872) December 14, 2020
Could’ve been worse, but I’ll take it
— Cruzr1872 🏴 (@C_McNaughton17) December 14, 2020
round 16 easy days
— Jordan Nash (@JordanNash72) December 14, 2020
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