By Mike Slater

28th Apr, 2022 | 9:44pm

Ibrox View: Rangers player ratings v RB Leipzig

Rangers travelled to Germany this evening to take on RB Leipzig in the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst rested many of his main men at Motherwell and made five changes to his side.

The game plan was followed to perfection and it took a long-distance effort from Angelino for the home side to take a 1-0 lead to Glasgow.

Ibrox News rated the players out of 10 below…

Allan McGregor – 6

The veteran stopper had little to do in Germany, and that was down to the resolute defensive effort ahead of him – the way we like it. There was nothing he could do about the goal though.

James Tavernier – 7

We didn’t see the same attacking influence that we usually do from the skipper, and we can’t picture one cross or effort from him. Of course, he was solid in defence though, and that was exactly what we needed.

Connor Goldson – 8

Man of the Match. Gigantic in the middle once again. Without possession, that pressure was removed from Goldson and he could what he does best, and that is stand up and defend those around him, something he did without error all evening. Like most of those in the side, there was nothing he could do about the goal.

John Lundstram – 7

It was a change in the system for the midfielder, who played in the middle of a back five and marshalled the side. Lundstram was calm in possession but didn’t have much chance to show his skill, he did play a couple of great balls over the top to release pressure though.

Calvin Bassey – 7

Another coming of age performance from the young defender, who has proved himself to be a consistent starter rather than just a squad option – he didn’t get carried away on what was easily the biggest night of his career. We can’t wait to see more.

Borna Barisic – 7

The Croatian has really come back to the party in recent weeks, and he stayed out of the headlines this evening – exactly what you need when looking to shut up shop at the back.

Ryan Jack – 6

Solid in defence as always, but when playing in a midfield two ahead of a five, you have to be better when you have the ball. Jack often gave away possession and looked like a headless chicken with limited options around him.

Glen Kamara – 7

Disciplined evening from the Finnish international, who often broke up possession and won fouls to calm the game down. It consistently disrupted the flow of the home side and they couldn’t keep up the pressure for large periods as the game continued due to his work.

Ryan Kent – 6

The winger was a dim light throughout and did get us out of our seats on the odd occasion. Having said that, he should have scored after brilliant work carving out a chance, only to drift it wide. Did he take his eye off the ball for the home side’s winner?

Scott Wright – 2

Poor. The attacker earned his spot after shining at Motherwell but he had an evening to forget over in Germany. Playing more centrally and looking to push the Bears up the field, Wright lost possession far too often and simply wasn’t good enough.

Joe Aribo – 7

The Nigerian made some brilliant runs in behind, but he never got possession, and that led to him being frustrated. When he did get the ball though, Aribo caused constant problems albeit not high enough. It was a new role in the false nine, but he didn’t do too much wrong.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season