'James Tavernier will carry this side to EL glory' - Rangers fans react to Europa League win over Galatasaray

Goals from Scott Arfield and James Tavernier delighted the Rangers fans, who now have Europa League group stage games to look forward to for the third time in three years.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 10:53 pm
Rangers Scott Arfield opened the scoring
Rangers Scott Arfield opened the scoring

After an even first half the second burst into life with two great team goals from the home side, and it had the Rangers fans watching at home on Rangers TV purring with excitement.

First it was Arfield’s goal – @willjamieson75: “Us Canadians and #CanMNT supporters love our Scotty Arfield! Still blows my mind that Scotland never thought he was good enough for them.”

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Then quickly followed by James Tavernier's header to end a back-to-front passing move. @WullyBee: “Honestly what a goal that is, everyone involved did great. Both our goals tonight were superb.”

The captain was a popular figure after yet another outstanding display – and another goal.

@WossMUFC: “Yep, Rangers are winning the Europa League. James Tavernier will carry this Rangers side to EL glory.

@RjMoore78249834: “Tav, show some appreciation !!! 10/10 from the start of the season, keep it up Captain.”

But others also caught the eye. @adamski152: “Don’t think we should underestimate how good Helander has been recently. Just an absolute peach of a centre half.”

James Tavernier (right) makes it 2-0 with a header

@donaldwatson84: “Goldson MOTM for me gets pelters on here but him and Helander were solid and built everything from the back every time with our attack what a performance are we getting to an elite stage in this tournament, well I wouldn't want to play us.”

The draw is tomorrow lunchtime.

@AlanBak98591872: “Rivalry to one side and I know I'll get stick for this fair play Rangers great for the cofficent to have both sides in the group stage again.”

@blimey_riley: “Fantastic result,bit dodgy in the first half but in the second half we showed them the real Rangers.”

Steven Gerrard celebrates a third group stage qualification for Rangers

@Jaquih1: "Pity the supporters weren’t there tonight they would take the roof off. Woohoo go the bears.”

@Sc62129251: “It was the most comprehensive victory I have seen in years.”

And on a night where the fans tuned in to watch a legendary line-up on Rangers TV, @_RFC1872_ added: “Gerrard, Souness, Smith and McCoist in the manager’s office after the game tanning a few beers, telling stories and having a laugh, put that on RangersTV and I’ll pay another tenner no bother.”