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Preview: Rangers vs. PSV Eindhoven - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Tuesday’s Champions League match between Rangers and PSV Eindhoven, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

Another giant European encounter takes place Tuesday night under the bright lights of Ibrox. Rangers face off PSV Eindhoven on their first leg champions league Qualifying playoff round tie.

Giovanni Van BronckhorstThe Dutch giants sent Monaco packing in the previous round, but the Dutch giants kept their continental dream alive by battling past the Royal Union Saint-Giroise in Belgium.

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Rangers haven’t made a trade in the group stage of the Champions League since the 2010-11 season, but after several failed quests in the Europa League, Gels are now the closest they’ve come to ending that barren streak. increase.

Of course, beating Eintracht Frankfurt in the European second division final would have guaranteed Pot 1 in the group stage draw, but Rangers were forced to do it the hard way. . Going up against Union SG in Round 3 will be tough.

Van Bronckhorst’s side were under pressure to deliver a result at Ibrox after losing the first leg at home away 2-0. James Tavernier, Malik Tillman When Antonio Colac Rangers carried that momentum into the domestic meeting with St Johnstone.

The 55-time Scottish champion trailed by four points Callum Davidson‘s side achieved their third straight win and third clean sheet in all competitions on Saturday, with each win coming in front of their own supporters.

None of RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade or Braga were able to beat Rangers at Ibrox in the Europa League last season, but PSV are on the mend after winning the third round against their esteemed opponents. No one should be afraid.

Ruud van Nistelrooy, PSV Eindhoven U-19 head coach, pictured in June 2021© Reuters

PSV produced performances that pleased both striker and manager. Ruth van Nistelrooy When Monaco came to town for the second leg of Champions League third-round qualifying, the Eredivisie powerhouse looked to count home advantage after drawing the first leg 1–1.

The frenetic battle at the Phillips Stadion Eric Gutierrezleveled the score to 2-2 with a header in the 89th minute of the contest, and in the 109th minute of the contest, luke de john With ideal timing, he scored his first goal against PSV and took the lead 4-3 on aggregate.

Attacking prowess was on the menu in PSV’s recent match against the Eredivisie, too, with a 5-2 victory over the Go Ahead Eagles. xabi simmons Scored braces against 10 opponents.

Rangers last reached the group stage of the Champions League in 2010, but PSV fell twice on that hurdle. We have also reached the top 16 of the 2015-16 edition. last year.

Rangers and PSV actually met in Europe in the 2010-11 season after the Scottish side was relegated to the Europa League, losing 1-0 on aggregate in the last 16, with PSV also entering Tuesday’s match in the 11th. -Stay undefeated in all competitions.

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Rangers' Ryan Kent celebrates on April 11, 2021© Reuters

key attacker Ryan Kent Like the defender was a notable absentee from the squad for the weekend against St Johnstone james sandshad a successful second leg at Union SG.

The Suns are expected to recover from the illness in time for Tuesday’s game, and van Bronckhorst has also put Kent’s renewed concerns to rest. Rabbi Matondo on the left.

Kemal Roof, Philip Helander When Yiannis Hagi Create a trio of absentees for your host. Tom Lawrence When Scott Arfield Back in the starting line-up following weekend goals.

Alfredo Morelos Still losing the battle to retake their position in the attack against Colac, van Bronckhorst hinted that the Colombians were not yet ready for the full 90 minutes.

As far as PSV is concerned, Van Nistelrooy’s attack remains in decline. Noni Maduke, Carlos Vinicius When Jowe Fertessen While the defenders continue to heal, Mauro Jr. When Olivier Boscari will also be absent.

Twenty one years old Richard Ledesma – recently recovered from an ACL injury – was a victim of Mats Dalea challenge worthy of a red card for the weekend, and should give up his place along the way. Joey Bierman While waiting for the club to know the extent of his ankle injury.

Xabi Simmons was very insistent on redoing the first leg gas tillin the meantime Philip Max Should return as left back instead Fredrick Opegard.

Candidates for the Rangers starting lineup:
McLaughlin; Tavernier, Goldson, Sons, Ballisic. Arfield, Lundstram, Lawrence.Tillman, Colac, Kent

Possible starters for PSV Eindhoven:
Benitez; Mwen, Teze, Obispo, Max. Sangare, Veerman. Bakayoko, Simmons, Gakupo.De Jong

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We say: Rangers 2-2 PSV Eindhoven

European Nights at Ibrox will set the Rangers team’s stomach on fire. The Rangers team has held up against many tough continental opponents in recent months and will head into the first leg with his touch of Golden in front of goal.

Gelth’s defensive resilience doesn’t matter much against a PSV team with so many accomplishments.

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