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Europa League: Feyenoord v Rangers – team news & build-up

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Feyenoord v Rangers

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By Clive Lindsay

All times stated are UK

  1. Signs of celebration

    Feyenoord 1-1 Rangers

    Scott Mullen

    BBC Scotland in Rotterdam

    One word. Bedlam.

    It took a second of disbelief first, but the Rangers fans housed in the rafters of De Kuip exploded in unbridled hysteria upon the sight of Alfredo Morelos’ header hitting the back of the net. In contrast, the rest of this iconic stadium is now fluctuating between silence and rumblings of discontent.

    As things stand, Rangers are through. A long way to go yet.

  2. ‘It’s incredible’

    Feyenoord 1-1 Rangers

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: Wow. Everything about that was quality. Steven Davis pings a pass 50, 60 yards to Kent, who puts a cross right on the button for Morelos. It’s incredible. One pass, one cross, one header, 1-1!

    Wow. Everything about that was quality. Steven Davis pings a pass 50, 60 yards to Kent, who puts a cross right on the button for Morelos. It’s incredible. One pass, one cross, one header, 1-1!

  3. GOAL! Feyenoord 1-1 Rangers

    Alfredo Morelos

    Out of the blue, Rangers are level.

    A long ball out of defence finds Ryan Kent steaming down the wing.

    The former Liverpool winger’s inswinging cross finds the Colombian at the back post and the striker’s header finds the far corner from 12 yards.

    Goal - Rangers

    Copyright: BBC

  4. Young Boys in pole position

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    As it stands, Young Boys will qualify for the last 32 from Group G thanks to their 1-0 lead over Porto.

    Rangers and Feyenoord would be three points behind, but the Swiss have a better head-to-head record against the Dutch going into the final group games.

  5. Post update

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Feyenoord continue where they left off and Luis Sinisterra’s shot from 18 yards deflects wide for a corner.

  6. Hard at work

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Scott Mullen

    BBC Scotland in Rotterdam

    Our BBC Scotland commentator Liam McLeod busy at work. You can listen to him and Billy Dodds at the top of this page and on BBC Radio Scotland.

    Liam

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  7. KICK-OFF – second half

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Rangers have the ball at the start of the second half. Can they keep a hold of it more than they did in the first?

  8. ‘Interesting to see Christie play centrally’

    Celtic v Rennes (20:00)

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland’s chief sports writer

    Quote Message: It’s an unlikely looking attacking side from Celtic with Ryan Christie playing as the central striker. Celtic’s work is done in terms of qualification. Winning the group would be potentially very advantageous. It’ll be interesting to see how Christie gets on for Celtic tonight and, indeed, from a Scotland perspective. If he can look comfortable, Steve Clarke’s eyes will be lighting up

    It’s an unlikely looking attacking side from Celtic with Ryan Christie playing as the central striker. Celtic’s work is done in terms of qualification. Winning the group would be potentially very advantageous. It’ll be interesting to see how Christie gets on for Celtic tonight and, indeed, from a Scotland perspective. If he can look comfortable, Steve Clarke’s eyes will be lighting up

  9. ‘Ojo needs to do more’

    HT: Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: I felt Feyenoord’s aggression could have played into Rangers’ hands with this counter-attacking game they’ve done so well with in the past. I don’t want to single anyone out, but Sheyi Ojo absolutely has to do more. He’s done absolutely nothing of note tonight and they need him with his blistering pace

    I felt Feyenoord’s aggression could have played into Rangers’ hands with this counter-attacking game they’ve done so well with in the past. I don’t want to single anyone out, but Sheyi Ojo absolutely has to do more. He’s done absolutely nothing of note tonight and they need him with his blistering pace

  10. Feyenoord in command

    HT: Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    The half-time statistics, particularly the number of attempts, show how Feyenoord have dominated the opening 45 minutes.

    Half-time stats

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  11. Surprise changes as Edouard drops out

    Celtic v Rennes (20:00)

    Forward Mikey Johnston returns to the Celtic squad for the first time since the 1 September win over Rangers after suffering hip and groin problems and is on the bench, but versatile wide man Jonny Hayes misses out with a shoulder injury, while in-form 18-year-old right-back Jeremie Frimpong was not registered for the Europa League. Neil Lennon will also do without top scorer Odsonne Edouard, who hasn’t made it in to the 18-man matchday squad.

    Instead, Lennon has opted to bring in Greg Taylor at left-back, Moritz Bauer at right-back, Olivier Ntcham in midfield for Tom Rogic, while Lewis Morgan has been drafted into attack to replace Edouard.

    Johnston

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    Image caption: Mikey Johnston is back for Celtic and is on the bench
  12. ‘It could be worse than 1-0’

    HT: Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Neil McCann

    Former Hearts & Rangers winger on BBC Sportsound

    Quote Message: You felt Dick Advocaat would fancy this and he sent his team out to be aggressive and play with a lot of pace in the game. They’re not playing it around the back, they’re moving it as quickly as possible because Rangers are playing very narrow. Their full-backs are getting in really high areas. It could be worse than 1-0 as it stands. Other than that piece of bad luck, Rangers have weathered the storm in periods

    You felt Dick Advocaat would fancy this and he sent his team out to be aggressive and play with a lot of pace in the game. They’re not playing it around the back, they’re moving it as quickly as possible because Rangers are playing very narrow. Their full-backs are getting in really high areas. It could be worse than 1-0 as it stands. Other than that piece of bad luck, Rangers have weathered the storm in periods

  13. LINE-UPS from Celtic Park

    Celtic v Rennes (20:00)

    Celtic:Forster, Bauer, Jullien, Ajer, Taylor, McGregor, Ntcham, Brown, Moran, Forrest, Christie.

    Substitutes:Gordon, Bitton, Griffiths, Sinclair, Rogic, Johnston, Robertson.

    Rennes:Mendy, Nyamsi, Siebatcheu, Guitane, Siliki, Bourigeaud, Maouassa, Tait, Gnagnon, Del Castillo, Boey.

    Substitutes:Salin, Da Silva, Doumbia, Hunou, Gelin, Da Cunha, Gboho.

  14. HALF-TIME Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Scott Mullen

    BBC Scotland in Rotterdam

    What a suckerpunch for Rangers. As the De Kuip pitch soaked up the rain, Steven Gerrard’s defence appeared to be absorbing every wave of Feyenoord attack that crashed against its blue barrier. It was fairly consistent and hairy at times, but to be undone by a deflected goal will be a deflating factor in the Rangers dressing-room at the break.

    However, there is still hope. Kent has been by far Rangers’ brightest player and a jittery Feyenoord defence just don’t know what to do with him. Give more of the ball to him and quicker – and test a third-choice goalkeeper who has had nothing to do and this game is recoverable. But Gerrard’s men have to be sharper.

    Jens Toornstra celebrates his goal for Feyenoord

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    Image caption: Jens Toornstra’s goal separates the sides
  15. Toornstra the screw

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    It’s been all Feyenoord since Jens Toornstra gave them the lead.

    Jens Toornstra scores for Feyenoord

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  16. CLOSE!

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    So close to a second for Feyenoord as a free-kick just evades the head of Eric Botteghin in front of goal and Luis Sinesterra can only turn it wide at the far post.

    The Colombian striker was offside in any case, but Botteghin wasn’t.

  17. Post update

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Rangers are hanging on for dear life and goalkeeper Allan McGregor has to beat away a low drive from Steven Berghuis.

  18. ‘A big blow for Rangers’

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Billy Dodds

    Former Scotland striker on Sportsound

    Quote Message: The goal came from nothing, didn’t it? They just picked the ball up and worked it left to right. I thought he should’ve put his laces through it, but he just clips it and it takes a deflection, which has caught Allan McGregor out. It’s a big blow for Rangers. They looked like they were back in control of this game, but suddenly they’re behind from a deflected goal

    The goal came from nothing, didn’t it? They just picked the ball up and worked it left to right. I thought he should’ve put his laces through it, but he just clips it and it takes a deflection, which has caught Allan McGregor out. It’s a big blow for Rangers. They looked like they were back in control of this game, but suddenly they’re behind from a deflected goal

  19. Decisive touch

    Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Scott Mullen

    BBC Scotland in Rotterdam

    Just when it looked like Rangers were coming back into things. The announcer in the stadium, once the sound levels dipped adequately to do so, announced Jens Toornstra as the scorer, but from this angle, it wasn’t going in without a decisive touch from Helander.

    This place is rocking.

  20. GOAL! Feyenoord 1-0 Rangers

    Jens Toornstra

    Just when Rangers looked like they had subdued his side, a big smile passes over Dick Advocaat’s face as his new side take the lead against his former one.

    Borna Barisic’s clearing header falls to Jens Toornstra and the Dutch midfielder sends a low drive past goalkeeper Allan McGregor via a deflection off Filip Helander’s knee.

    Goal - Feyenoord

    Copyright: BBC

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