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82'
Raphaël Guerreiro
J. Bellingham
2 - 4
54'
D. Zagadou
Own Goal
1 - 4
51'
J. Bellingham
Raphaël Guerreiro
1 - 3
49'
J. Lundstram
R. Kent
0 - 3
41'
A. Morelos
J. Aribo
0 - 2

Match Stats

Possession
64% 35%
6
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 649 347
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Commentary

Onto the next leg then! That's all for now though, goodbye!
The 1,000 or so travelling Rangers fans could scarcely believe what was unfolding in front of them for most of that game! Their side never let up, and even after going 4-1 ahead, had chances to make it five or six!
What an incredible performance from Rangers then, who take a two-goal advantage into the home leg after a brilliant 4-2 victory away in Dortmund. Kent showed sublime pieces of skill all game, and Morelos caused no end of troubles to the leaky Dortmund defence. Bellingham and Guerreiro grabbed some consolation goals with fine strikes to avoid a complete embarrassment for the hosts, but they were thoroughly outplayed all game.
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-4 RANGERS
S. Wright
A. Morelos
90' + 5' The outstanding Morelos makes way for Wright.
90' + 4' Reyna feeds Bellingham, but his shot is wild, and it flies well over the crossbar.
90' + 3' Ramsey turns nicely on the edge of his own area after Dortmund lose possession, and feeds the ball out left to Bassey. He drives down the flank until he's crowded out, and the ball goes out of play.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of additional time to be played here.
90' Rangers are just looking to hold on for these last few moments then. Their fans continue to roar on in support.
88' Ramsey feeds Kent on the right, and only Hummels sliding in can nick the ball away at the last moment!
G. Kamara
R. Jack
86' Kamara is on for the fantastic Jack.
A. Ramsey
J. Aribo
86' Ramsey is on for the final few minutes, Aribo makes way.
84' Dortmund are flying forward to try and grab another goal here!
Reinier
M. Reus
82' Reus makes way for Reinier.
J. Bellingham
Assist
82' Bellingham had the simple task of laying the ball a few yards to his right, but what a finish it was that followed!
Raphaël Guerreiro
Goal
82' GOOALL!! 4-2!! Bellingham lays the ball off to Guerreiro, and he takes a touch inside and then curls a sumptuous effort past the motionless McGregor and into the far corner.
81' Kent feeds Morelos on the left, and he advances towards goal, but can't quite return the pass to set up his team mate on the edge of the box.
A. McGregor
Yellow Card
79' McGregor receives a yellow card for time wasting over his goal-kick.
77' Schulz is in acres of space on the left, and picks up a long crossfield pass with just the keeper to beat! His touch is poor however, and the keeper can collect it.
75' Tavernier chases down Jack's volleyed ball forward, and nearly slips in Morelos to his left! Rangers are utterly dominating proceedings here, and are showing no sign of letting off!
D. Zagadou
Yellow Card
73' Kent is absolutely wiped out by Zagadou as he was about to pull the trigger on the edge of the box. It's a clear foul, and Zagadou goes into the book.
71' McGregor is using all his experience to stay down after that collision. The crowd whistle away to no effect.
70' Schulz whips in a cross with a slight deflection from the left. Tigges gets to the ball first, but heads it well wide.
S. Tigges
D. Malen
68' Tigges is coming on for the quiet Malen.
J. Sands
S. Arfield
66' Sands is on for Arfield, as Rangers move to a back five.
65' Rangers surge clear on the counter! Kent drives forward and beats a few men before slipping in Aribo to his left. He carries it forward, as Rangers outnumber Dortmund in the attack, but his shot just flies wide of goal. It should've been five!
64' Aribo finds Morelos down the line, and he can't quite find Tavernier inside him. Hummels did well to cut it out there, as the Rangers man was clean through!
62' The home crowd aren't too happy with their side's display so far, and are letting their feelings be known.
60' Dortmund appear to have finally woken up! Malen thumps a shot goalwards from outside the area, which is blocked, and goes out for a throw.
59' Dortmund float in a corner from the right, and Bellingham slams his effort into Tavernier from close range! The crowd want handball, but nothing is given for now.
57' Even the most optimistic of Rangers fans wouldn't have dreamt of this scoreline!
N. Schulz
M. Akanji
55' Dortmund make another change, as Schulz is on for Akanji.
D. Zagadou
Own Goal
54' GOOALLLL!!! 4-1!! Dortmund give the ball away cheaply on the edge of their own box and Rangers break with numbers! Aribo draws his man before slipping it through to Morelos! He hits his shot across goal, and it looks to deflect slightly off Zagadou and into the far corner! The flag is up immediately however, and there is a lengthy wait, but the goal is eventually given! 4-1!!
53' Dortmund race down the left straight from the restart! Bellingham drives towards the byline and pulls it back for Malen, who puts it just wide!
Raphaël Guerreiro
Assist
51' Guerreiro laid it back calmly to Bellingham, who made no mistake!
J. Bellingham
Goal
51' GOOALLL!!! 3-1! Dortmund have one back immediately! Moukoko surges into the box on the right, and as he's tackled, the ball runs across the area. Guerreiro lays it back to Bellingham, who bends it expertly into the far corner. What a start to the half!
R. Kent
Assist
49' It was simply sublime skill from Kent to set that up. Dortmund are in disbelief here!
J. Lundstram
Goal
49' GOOOALLLL!!! 3-0!! Can you believe it?! Kent picks the ball up and drives at two men on the left flank. He jinks in and out, and then sets up Lundstram on the edge of the box. He makes no mistake as he sweeps it into the far corner!!
48' Morelos holds the ball up brilliantly on halfway as he waits for support, and then feeds Jack. He switches the ball left to Barisic, who then wins Rangers another corner as his cross is blocked.
46' Reus gets Dortmund underway for the second half.
Y. Moukoko
J. Brandt
46' Brandt also makes way for Moukoko.
G. Reyna
A. Witsel
46' It's a double change for the hosts at half-time. Reyna is on for Witsel.
There will be lots to ponder for Marco Rose at the break, and Dortmund will need to be much improved if they are to get back into this tie. They have allowed Rangers plenty of time and space all over the pitch. They certainly won't want to be having to overturn a two-goal deficit in Glasgow.
What a half for Rangers! The away side go into the break with a two-goal lead, and look very good value for it too! They took the lead after a clumsy handball gave Tavernier the chance to slot home from the spot, and doubled it a few minutes later from a corner. There was no resting on their laurels, and Rangers ended the half firmly on top!
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 0-2 RANGERS
45' + 1' There will be one minute of added time to be played here.
45' Tavernier is caught on the ball on the edge of the area, and Goldson smashes the leather off the ball to clear it away.
43' Can Rangers hold on until the break then? The home side certainly seem shell-shocked!
J. Aribo
Assist
41' Aribo did well to get a flick on to the corner, and Morelos couldn't miss!
A. Morelos
Goal
41' GOOOALLLL!!! 2-0!!! Incredible!!! Tavernier whips in a fantastic ball from the right. Aribo gets a flick on at the near post, and Morelos has a tap-in from a matter of inches!! The few lucky Rangers fans let out a huge roar!! They're in dreamland!
40' Rangers are on the attack again! Morelos carries the ball down the right, as the visitors pour numbers forward! A few crosses flash across the area from either side, before Morelos thunders in a shot straight against the keeper, and it's parried behind for a corner.
J. Tavernier
Penalty Goal
38' GOOOALLL!!! 1-0 Rangers!! Tavernier steps up, takes a short skip, and sends the keeper the wrong way! What a moment for him!
37' Play is paused as there is a VAR check for a potential handball from the previous corner! It's a stonewall penalty, as Zagadou had his arms right up in the air as the ball clattered into them both! There weren't many appeals at the time, but the referee has a short look at the monitor, and gives the penalty!
36' Rangers enjoy some concerted pressure in the Dortmund half, and it ends with Morelos cutting inside and striking a shot straight into Hummels from outside the box.
34' Reus races through on goal wide on the right, and he backheels the ball across goal to keep it in play! No yellow shirt is close enough however, and the ball is thumped away.
32' Rangers are certainly being brave with their expansive approach! Tavernier finds some space down the right-hand side following a long move. He feeds Aribo, but the referee isn't buying his attempts to win a foul, and Dortmund can clear.
30' Barisic advances down the left after a nice ball from Bassey, but he hesitates in possession, and ends his pass straight out of play.
28' Chance for Dortmund! Reus flicks the ball left to Guerreiro after a flowing move, and the return pass comes in across the face of the Rangers goal! No one is close enough to tap it home though, and the visitors escape for now!
26' Brandt has possession on the edge of the area, following some slick passing in midfield, but he sends his pass straight into the feet of Kent, who can then clear the ball away.
24' Guerreiro escapes down the left flank, and whips in a cross, but it's hacked behind for another Dortmund corner.
22' Barisic gives the ball away sloppily, and Bassey does well to get across Malen as he attempts to beat him for pace, and the ball trickles out for a goal-kick.
20' The hosts have had 68 per cent of possession, but so far it's been a very evenly matched affair.
18' Dortmund are now knocking the ball around midfield very comfortably, but Rangers are looking quite secure in their shape.
16' Chance! A corner is delivered in from the left, and Zagadou has a free header from six yards out! He scuffs his attempt into the turf though, and the keeper can collect. Where was the marking there?
14' Lundstram hacks Malen down as he advances towards goal on the edge of the area. Somehow the Rangers man avoids a card there.
13' Rangers have made an assured start to this game, and have had the game's only real opportunity so far. The hosts have yet to really respond.
11' Chance! Kent surges down the left wing and buys some space with a cute step-over. He then feeds Barisic, who's in on goal! He takes a little too long over his touch though, and his effort is straight at the keeper, who parries it behind for a corner.
9' Bassey gives the ball away cheaply on the edge of his own box! Brandt hares onto it, but Barisic does well to cut out the danger.
7' Bellingham turns nicely in the middle of the park and tries to feed Brandt out wide, but he completely miscues his touch, and it goes out for a throw-in.
5' Morelos picks up a ball forward and skips past his opposite man with some quick feet on the touchline. He then hits the deck, in anticipation of contact, and the referee motions for him to get back to his feet.
3' It's a bright start from Rangers. Tavernier launches a ball towards Arfield in the channels, and he has a chance to get a shot away, but his touch is loose, and gives away a foul trying to regain possession.
1' Only 10,000 fans in the crowd tonight due to COVID restrictions, which may lessen Dortmund's home advantage. It's the visitors who kick us off here.
The players are coming out onto the pitch, and we're about to get underway here!
Rangers have lost seven of their last eight away games against German opponents in European competition (D1) since beating Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the UEFA Cup in October 1998, failing to score in six of those eight matches.
Midfielder Jack returns from injury after missing the win over Hibernian, and Ramsey is back on the bench after making his first Rangers start at Galabank. Goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is not in the squad at all however.
Dortmund opt with the same side from their weekend win at Union Berlin, so no place for Erling Haaland, who has 23 goals in 20 games for them so far this season.
SUBS: Aaron Ramsey, Steven Davis, James Sands, Jay Hogarth, Robby McCrorie, Scott Wright, Leon Thomson King, Amad Diallo Traore, Glen Kamara.
RANGERS (4-2-3-1): Allan McGregor; Connor Goldson, Calvin Bassey, James Tavernier, Borna Barisic; Ryan Jack, John Lundstram; Ryan Kent, Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo; Alfredo Morelos.
SUBS: Reinier, Marwin Hitz, Nico Schulz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Thorgan Hazard, Marin Pongracic, Giovanni Reyna, Felix Passlack, Steffen Tigges, Luca Unbehaun.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (4-2-3-1): Gregor Kobel; Dan-Axel Zagadou, Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro; Mahmoud Dahoud, Axel Witsel; Marco Reus, Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt; Donyell Malen.
Rangers, who finished runners-up in their Europa League group all the way back in December, will be up against it today against a Dortmund side that unexpectedly dropped down into this competition from the Champions League. Van Bronckhorst’s men have strengthened in the transfer window however, and now have the quality of Aaron Ramsey to call upon. Since losing the Old Firm at the very start of the month, they have managed to win their last three games on the bounce, without conceding a goal, and will hope to be able to keep that momentum going into today. The home side’s form is a little less consistent though, and have lost two of their last four games, including a 5-2 drubbing at the hands of Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the month.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this UEFA Europa League knockout fixture between Borussia Dortmund and Rangers.