Tony Cascarino praises Ibrox atmosphere after Rangers Europa League win v Braga
Tony Cascarino was stunned by the atmosphere at Ibrox during the massive win for Rangers against Braga on Thursday night in the Europa League.
The Bears claimed a 3-1 win after extra-time to move into the semi-final for the first time since 2008, with the Ibrox crowd at it’s raucous best throughout the 120 minutes.
Cascarino, appearing on talkSPORT [April 16, 6:14], shared that he was listening to the game on the radio and admitted he was shocked by the volume of the fans during the match.
“I know the two of them, Celtic and Rangers when they play European football, the atmosphere is ridiculous,” he said.
“It felt like the radio was coming out at me with the atmosphere. I thought, ‘the lads are turning that up, aren’t they?’ What a night.
“This is happening at Parkhead as well so it’s the pair of them, what they give in atmosphere at stadiums is second to none.”
There is that old saying about how a crowd can sometimes become a 12th man for the home team, but there is nowhere that is truer that at Ibrox.
The crowd was sensational on the night to help push their team over the line, especially after they got hit with that late Braga goal that would have deflated most teams and atmospheres.
Instead they rallied, sang even louder and made it an uncomfortable 30 minutes of extra time as they scored again and eventually secured progression into the semi-finals.
As they face a huge end of season run-in, the crowd will be absolutely key when they face RB Leipzig and if they are able to somehow catch Celtic in the title race then it’ll be down to the fans edging them forward again.
The best fans in the world, never mind Britain. You’ll find them at Ibrox every other week.
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