By Pranav Shahaney

25th Nov, 2021 | 9:50pm

Rangers player ratings v Sparta Prague: Alfredo Morelos stars

Rangers secured their pathway into the next round of the UEFA Europa League with an impressive 2-0 win over Sparta Prague on Thursday.

Alfredo Morelos bagged his first two goals of the European campaign to secure the three points in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first game in charge.

The hosts played some swashbuckling football in different instances of the contest and undoubtedly deserved the three points.

Here’s how Ibrox News rated the Rangers players on the night.

Allan McGregor 7

He did not have too much to do all night until the dying stages of the contest. He pulled off a couple of remarkable saves to keep his clean sheet intact. Top drawer goalkeeping.

James Tavernier 6

Was lively going forward and helped peg the Prague side back into their half. Did well to combine with the likes of Steven Davis and Ianis Hagi.

Connor Goldson 6

Did his job as per expectations and the Dutchman would have very little to complain about his performance.

Calvin Bassey 7

An energetic performance from the 21-year-old. We’re expecting to see a lot more of him in the coming months under the new manager.

Borna Barisic 6

Much like Tavernier on the other side, Barisic was impressive going forward. He was extremely adept at winning back the ball too, but unfortunately picked up a booking for his exploits.

Steven Davis 6

Controlled the tempo of the game really well and was there to act like a shield whenever Sparta tried to hit the hosts on the break.

Glen Kamara 7

The more mobile of the two midfielders, Kamara was ever present. He kept possession ticking and completed close to 90 per cent of his passes.

Ianis Hagi 6

Had a few threatening moments, but certainly could have done better to get himself more opportunities on goal.

Joe Aribo 4

Not the games he can be proud of and was rightly brought off by van Bronckhorst in the 66th minute. He did not hold on to the ball too well, made a number of tame passes and was also bullied in the air.

Ryan Kent 6

Was lively in the first half, but dropped off the pace in the second. He needs to maintain his consistent performances over the course of 90 minutes.

Alfredo Morelos 9

Undoubtedly the man of the match for an impressive brace. He did well to find himself in a good position for the first goal and was gifted the second one due to his impressive sense of the press. He would hope that they’re not his last Europa League goals of the campaign.

Subs

Nathan Patterson 6

Scott Arfield N/A

Fashion Sakala N/A

John Lundstram N/A

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