Chris Sutton worried for Rangers Europa League chances after loss v RB Leipzig
Chris Sutton believes Rangers could see their Europa League run come to an end next week after they were beaten 1-0 by RB Leipzig on Thursday night.
Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s side set up in a defensive manner but were beaten by a wonderful volley by Angelino with five minutes remaining to burst the tie wide open.
But despite the Rangers fans feeling confident about welcoming RB Leipzig back to Ibrox next week, Sutton told BT Sport after the game that he wasn’t so sure because the Bundesliga side can definitely score away from home.
“I think it’ll be extremely [to turn the tie around] because Leipzig have a goal in them away from home,” he said.
“I think to go back to Ibrox with only one goal in it is not the worst result. Rangers fans would liked to have seen their team attack more than they did, but they certainly frustrated Leipzig.
“I thought Leipzig huffed and puffed. They got there in the end with a moment of brilliance. But Rangers have work to do because Leipzig can hurt them back at Ibrox.”
Leipzig missed a couple of huge chances in the game while Rangers really failed to create any clear cut chances at all, but next week will be very different.
Rangers will have the Ibrox crowd roaring behind them and pushing them to attack more, while Leipzig will likely be stuck in two minds about whether to hold onto their lead or open the game up more.
The team know what is needed to be able to have one more game in the tournament in Seville, they must win and score twice at least.
All focus will be on Leipzig now, despite a game against Celtic this weekend, and fans will want this victory more than any other at this point so you can expect a cracking atmosphere.
It won’t be easy, because Leipzig are certainly the strongest team left in the competition, but if they believe then they can certainly achieve and we’ve seen the impossible happen at Ibrox in the past before.
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