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Sport: How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League

Every word of Gio van Bronckhorst's Rangers unveiling as he reveals Steven Gerrard message

  Every word of Gio van Bronckhorst's Rangers unveiling as he reveals Steven Gerrard message The Dutchman returned to the club where he won five trophies as player and faced the media ahead of taking charge of his first game at Ibrox on Thursday.And the Dutchman made that same journey as he was paraded in the very same room as the club's 17th permanent manager.

Rangers have qualified for the Europa League nock-out stages and will face a current Champions League side in the spring after seizing their spot with a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © Rangers defender James Tavernier (R) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Europa League Group A ...

The Czech side can’t catch the Scottish champions now after the two-goal victory and they enter the last 32 after an exciting evening in Ibrox.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © Sharp to prod a close-range effort round the post in the first half's closing stages and dealt with ...

Under Steven Gerrard they lost the first goal 12 times in the early part of the season – but new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst turned that particularly unwanted statistic on its head as Alfredo Morelos swept the home side ahead with a first-time finish to round off an incisive passing move after patient build-up.

Gio must ruthlessly axe £33k-p/w Rangers "nightmare" vs Sparta Prague, his time's up - opinion

  Gio must ruthlessly axe £33k-p/w Rangers Gio van Bronckhorst must ruthlessly axe Alfredo Morelos from the Rangers XI against Sparta Prague.The Gers host Sparta Prague in the Europa League as they attempt to keep their dreams of progressing in the competition alive with a win.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © Captain was tidy enough but gave McGregor a scare with an over-weighted backpass in the first half. ...

At times the ball flowed freely side to side and Rangers, in a 4-2-3-1 set-up looked to hurt Sparta more. Joe Aribo, who had already hit the post, spurned another chance and the home side went in a goal up, despite some gentle pressure from the visitors as the first period wore on. Allan McGregor had to be sharp to clear an overhit backpass and divert a close-range effort around his post too.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © One of many looking refreshed and hit the by-line frequently in the first half but picked up a cheap...

The goalkeeper was called upon with an incredible double save late on which kept Rangers ahead, head-to-head against Sparta after Morelos' second - a gift from some panicking defending from the Czech side.

What channel is the Rangers game on? Sparta Prague match info, kick-off time, TV and stream details

  What channel is the Rangers game on? Sparta Prague match info, kick-off time, TV and stream details After their defeat in Sunday’s Premier Sports Cup semi-final, Rangers return to action this evening when they host Sparta Prague in their latest Europa League group fixture. © Rangers host Sparta Prague at Ibrox on Thursday night. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group) It will mark Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s first official match in charge on his return to Ibrox and the club he once played for after he watched the 3-1 defeat to Hibs from the stands at Hampden Park.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © Terrific start to finish. Positioned well, brave, quick and strong Bassey also gave an attacking thr...

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will be delighted with his first result, and his first team selection - here's how they rated.

  How the Rangers players rated after exciting 2-0 win over Sparta Prague to qualify from UEFA Europa League © In the spotlight and steady enough performance at heart of defence, but caught ball-watching at McGr...

Player ratings scale - 10: One of best performances you've seen. 9: Outstanding. 8: Very good. 7: Good. 6: Average. 5: Poor, 4: Very poor. 3: Terrible day at office. 2: Abysmal. 1: One of worst performances you've seen.

68.75% duels lost: £12.6m-rated Rangers lightweight will surely have left GvB fuming - opinion .
Glasgow giants Rangers maintained their lead at the top of the Premiership with a 3-1 win over Livingston away from home on Sunday. The Gers claimed the three points thanks to goals from Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst winning his first league match in charge of the club. He […]The Gers claimed the three points thanks to goals from Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo and Fashion Sakala, with Giovanni van Bronckhorst winning his first league match in charge of the club.

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