Rangers set European attendance record

Last night Rangers smashed a European record attendance by 14,000.

The Scottish giants recorded an attendance of 48,861 for their Europa League first round tie against Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn. The sold out Ibrox crowd is officially the biggest crowd at a Europa first round qualifying match. The record was previously held by West Ham with an attendance of 34,966 when they hosted Andorran side Lustianos.

Rangers only managed to put one goal past the minnows in their first game back in Europe since 2011, the goal coming in the 37th minute from Kenny Miller. 5 Gers players made their debuts in the game, Fabio Cardoso, midfielder Ryan Jack and winger Dalcio all started for the Ibrox side whilst Alfredo Morelos and wide player Daniel Candeias came off the bench to feature.

If Rangers are successful in holding onto the slender lead in the away leg, then they will most likely face Cypriots AEL Limassol who overturned the Gibraltar side St Josephs 4-0 away from home yesterday evening.

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