By Sam Stone

7th May, 2022 | 5:10pm

McCoist says Rangers are an example to 'everybody in sport' after reaching Europa League final

Ally McCoist has dubbed Rangers an example to “everybody in sport” after overcoming Leipzig to reach the Europa League final.

Giovanni van Bronkhorst’s men overcame a 1-0 deficit to secure a place in their first European final since 2008.

Goals from James Tavernier, Glen Kamara and John Lundstram were enough for Rangers on a special night at Ibrox.

McCoist felt their performance and team spirit was an example for everybody.

Talking to BT Sport after the match, McCoist said: “They were up against it tonight.

“They had no centre-forward, no Aaron Ramsey, the centre-half has got booked early on and Joe Aribo goes off injured.

“There was a lot [that] went wrong for Rangers tonight, but the team spirit they showed was an example to everybody.”

Meant to be

Sometimes in football, it is just meant to be.

Rangers’ victory last night was one of these occasions.

If RB Leipzig were to stop what was happening at Ibrox on Thursday (May 5) then it would’ve taken a special, special performance.

From the moment James Tavernier tapped in at the far post, the conclusion seemed to be heading only one way.

After knocking out the tournament favourites, Rangers have to be considered the more likely side to go on and life the trophy in Spain.

Eintracht Frankfurt will be a tough test, but Rangers looked far more convincing than the German side in their semi-final.

Frankfurt narrowly scraped past 10-man West Ham United.

Rangers have beaten a side placed six places above Frankfurt without a recognised striker.

However, one thing to consider is this match isn’t at Ibrox where the Gers have been so convincing.

They aren’t invincible, yet, it will still take a huge performance from the German side to stop this Rangers machine

What an occasion it promised to be for the Ibrox faithful.

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