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Rangers' James Tavernier makes European history with opener vs RB Leipzig


 

Rangers star James Tavnerier has etched his name into club folklore on Thursday night, amid the club's meeting with RB Leipzig.

The Light Blues, of course, are currently locked in action on the continent.

On the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat in the first-leg of their Europa League semi-final showdown with Bundesliga outfit Leipzig, Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men returned to Ibrox, no doubt confident in their chances of overturning the deficit to book a spot in this month's showpiece clash.

And, as things stand in Glasgow, a finale berth is precisely what the evening's hosts are headed towards, owing to a 2-0 advantage at the interval.

Rangers' first of the night came by way of the aforementioned Tavernier, before Glen Kamara turned the tie firmly on its head courtesy of a pinpoint left-footed finish:

And, as alluded to above, the first of the Gers' two goals thus far on Thursday did not only prove significant in putting the Scottish heavyweights in front.

In addition, it saw captain James Tavernier establish himself as both the Europa League's leading scorer this season, and the new record-holder for most goals ever scored by a Rangers star across a single campaign in a major European competition:

Eintracht on top

Elsewhere, in the Europa League's other final-four tie, David Moyes' West Ham United have endured a considerably less productive evening to date.

The Irons, on the back of a 2-1 first-leg defeat in London, trail Eintracht Frankfurt by a solitary goal once more, owing to Rafael Borré's simple finish:

Not only that, but the efforts of Moyes' troops to get back into things will come with just ten men, after Aaron Cresswell was sent for an early bath for a last-man foul on Jens Petter Hauge.

 

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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