A prejudice, burdened Rangers, Poulsen in the snow: Facts in Leipzig vs. Glasgow

test game five years ago

In a friendly game, both teams had already run into: In the winter preparation for the second half of the 2016/17 season, RB and the Scots faced each other in a test game that the Saxons won with 4: 0 – Yussuf Poulsen in the Snowing a double pack.

so far only Scottish experiences with Celtic

However, Leipzig already met a Scottish representative: in 2018/19, the then team of coach Ralf Rangnick got to deal with Rangers-Stadttrival Celtic in the group phase of the Europa League. RB won 2-0 at home, in Scotland the Saxons lost 1: 2. After the group phase, the group of group was the end of the Leipziger.

A prejudice ended in Dortmund

The 4-2 victory of the Rangers in Dortmund for the Van Bronckhorst team was the first success with a German team in the 2-1 in Leverkusen in the 2nd round of the UEFA Cup 1998/99. In between there was a draw and seven defeats. The Rangers won only one of their youngest nine European Cup Gasts. The prejudice that teams from the island beyond her hardly win anything was valid until mid -February. However, they also lost their two youngest away games (0: 1 in Braga, 1: 2 at Red Star).

for the first time a Scottish team in the semi -finals since 2007/08

For the first time, a Scottish team is in the semi -finals of the Europa League founded in 2009. The last semi-final participation of a Scottish team in a European competition was in the UEFA Cup in 2007/08. At that time, the Rangers prevailed against Florence, but then defeated Zenit St. Petersburg 0: 2 in the final, which had previously eliminated Bayern.

Rangers: 57 games in total, already 16 games in the European Cup

The Rangers contested the most European cup games among the current semi-finalists in this European Cup season: First, the team failed in the 3rd round of the CL-QUALI on Malmö, then they qualified through the play-offs for the group phase. At RB, the Rangers are now playing their 17th European Cup game this season. Overall, the game in Leipzig is the 58th competitive game of the current season for the Scots, RB will play its 46th competitive game this evening.

three Rangers professionals are known from the Bundesliga

Three Rangers players were already active in the Bundesliga: defender Leon Balogun (Hanover, Werder Bremen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Mainz 05), striker Ryan Kent (SC Freiburg) and Cedric Itten (SpVgg Greuther Fürth).

Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Good memories of the Leipzig stadium

For Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the Leipzig stadium is not a new flag on the football map. The Rangers coach played here at the 2006 World Cup on June 11, 2006 at the start of the Dutch against Serbia & Montenegro. The match winner to 1-0 for the Oranje team was Arjen Robben.

this evening opponents, but also colleagues

Six players are in the two squads that have already played together in other teams: Leipzigs Emil Forsberg knows Filip Helander from both his station Malmö and from the Swedish national team. Josko Gvardiol and Borna Barisic know each other from the Croatian selection and Tyler Adams and James Sands run for the USA.

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