By Saikat Mandal

23rd Feb, 2022 | 1:40pm

Dariusz Adamczuk suggests how Rangers could shape up v Borussia Dortmund

Dariusz Adamczuk feels that Rangers have an advantage over Borussia Dortmund in the second leg on Thursday (24 February).

The Gers produced arguably their best performance of the season (and also one of the best European performances in a while) after beating Dortmund 4-2 away from home in the first leg of the Europa League qualifier for the knock-out stages.

The German giants are confident that they can turn it around, but Adamczuk feels that it won’t be easy at Ibrox.

The former Rangers player said, as quoted by The Scottish Sun: “The good thing for Rangers is that a draw will be enough for them.

“I think Giovanni will look at setting his team up more defensively. A two-goal lead sounds comfortable but I know how quickly that can change.

“Giovanni is a shrewd guy and he will know that an extra defensive-minded player will make sense.

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“Playing the second leg at home in front of your own fans is also such an advantage.”

Tactical battle

Having done so well in the first leg, it will be a real heart-break if the Gers fail to finish their job from here.

Dortmund are left with no other options but to attack and look for goals. In doing so, they could leave space for the home team to exploit.

In front of a home crowd where the fans will be baying for blood, it’s easy to get carried away. But, Van Brockhorst’s side must take a cautious approach for this game.

Dortmund need to maintain a two-goal cushion to take the game to extra time, while a three-goal margin will see them win the tie.

Rangers must shun their gung-ho approach, rather a more defensive approach would make a lot of sense.

The Gers are heading into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw against Dundee United, while Dortmund secured a 6-0 victory in their last game.

In other Rangers news, the club could be set for a seven-figure windfall if they can hold off Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday.