By Adefunmiloye Alani

17th Sep, 2021 | 9:15am

Moussa Dembele reacts to James Tavernier own goal in Rangers v Lyon

Rangers suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Lyon in their Europa League opener on Thursday night, and Moussa Dembele was pleased with the result.

The French striker missed the trip to Scotland but was keeping an eye on the game, and he was glad to see his side secure a vital win against an old enemy.

Karl Toko-Ekambi bagged the opener before Connor Goldson’s clearance hit off James Tavernier for an own goal to compound Rangers woes.

Dembele was never going to let go of a chance to mock the Bears, and he took to his personal Instagram and Twitter accounts to react after Lyon’s second goal and at full-time.

He said: “Some things will never change.”

Last laugh

The former Celtic striker featured in eight Old Firm derbies, scoring seven goals and assisting another four, and he would have loved to play at Ibrox again.

Unfortunately for him, that did not happen, but his teammates delivered the goods and were the better team without a doubt.

Rangers failed to prove themselves against a quality opponent, and they could struggle to make it out of the group if things do not improve in their other games.

Dembele will be looking forward to the second leg back in France and could prove to be a handful for Steven Gerrard’s side.

The Light Blues should be doing better than gifting opponents goals, and every goal shipped in the group stage could have a huge say on their chances of advancing to the knock-out stages.

Rangers had the chance to prove to Dembele that they are now in charge in Scotland, but the Frenchman was clearly far from impressed.

In other Rangers news, former Bear believes Gerrard sees younger self in player yet to feature for Gers this season.