A week that has been so sad for our football club brings us here to this very moment. Jimmy Bell was the beating heart of this club, the life and soul of Rangers. Forty years service and a dedication to the club he loved, his club, our club. Forget whatever people say, Jimmy was one of the nicest men, loved his family and loved his dog.
He loved his club and rightly there is calls for a permanent tribute to the man who was more than just Head of kit. He lived his dream for the team he loved.
As our captain said, above all this evening he would have demanded his team rolled up their sleeves and got the result.
He’ll be with us. We will miss you Jimmy.
So a monumental effort is needed from this side to overcome the one goal deficit Germany has left us with. That sucker punch late strike means we know exactly what is required this evening. In a way that might be a good thing because we have to win, we have to go for it.
The bad news, Kemar Roofe has not made it and Aaron Ramsey deemed fit enough only for a place on the bench.
Rangers go with – McGregor, Tavernier, Bassey, Goldson, Barisic, Lundstram, Jack, Kamara, Kent, Wright, Aribo
Bench – McLaughlin, McCrorie, Balogun, King, Davis, Ramsey, Sands, Arfield, Lowry, Amad, Fashion JR
Some big calls for Gio, the selection of Wright ahead of Sakala the main talking point. Steven Davis again overlooked for Kamara another talking point but it’s the managers job to make these calls.
This is it, the biggest game in my lifetime that Ibrox has ever saw.
Good luck to our football club, make us dream Rangers, make us dream
1st half action
8 mins – Wright one two with Tavernier and driving run, breaks to Jack who shot is saved.
10 mins – Leipzig corner headed wide, that was a chance.
Leipzig pressure through middle and they look dangerous, we haven’t started yet.
19 mins – GOOOAAAALLLL! Long ball from Borna which Kamara collects, he feeds Kent and his ball to the back post is turned in by the Captain. Rangers lead 1-0!!!
24 mins – GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Bedlam!!! Wright wins it and plays it to Aribo, his low cross is tucked back to Kamara and a lovely placed left foot shot is in the net! What a goal!!! It’s 2-0!!
26 mins – Bassey caution 📒
28 mins – CHANCE! Leipzig break and it rolls to edge of box and flys over, that was a chance!
29 mins – CHANCE!!! What a chance for Aribo, Tav header at backpost and Aribo scoops it up in the air somehow, oh my what a chance to kill it!
31 mins – Goldson caution 📒
38 mins – Leipzig chance at back post headed wide.
43 mins – Barisic Caution 📒
From that FK Aribo takes it straight in the face, play is stopped and he can’t continue.
Sub – Aribo off and Sakala on
HT RANGERS 2 LEIPZIG 0
2nd half action
52 mins – CAUTION Kampl 📒
53 mins – Kent to Sakala and wide with the header
Subs – Wright/Jack off. Arfield/Balogun on
70 mins – SAVE! McGregor one on one save. Huge save!
GOAL! Leipzig go straight forward and lashed home. 2-1 and all square.
73 mins – All RB flooding forward .
79 mins – GOOOOAAAALLLL! MY WORD IS THE SILKY LUNDSTRAM! Kent to the back post and Lundstram puts it in with his left foot!
3 mins added
FT RANGERS 3 LEIPZIG 1 – MAGIC!
WE ARE GOING TO THE FINAL!
Full time analysis
What an effort by Rangers! I have no words, I have no analysis!
I missed the proper notes as I kicked every ball! The greatest night at Ibrox I have ever seen
For Jimmy, For Walter, For Rangers!
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