Rangers missed the possibility to safe their place within the Europa League knockouts, with Ross McCausland’s strike securing a 1-1 draw with Aris Limassol.
It had been 55 days since Aris had crushed Rangers in Cyprus however this time they confronted a rejuvenated Gers who have been unbeaten underneath Philippe Clement.
Such has been their type, the hosts wanted a win on Thursday to safe their place in Group C’s prime two and the knockout rounds.
However they went behind within the first half as Shavy Babicka (28) simply rounded Jack Butland to see Aris forward. It led Clement to make a uncommon first-half change with McCausland changing Todd Cantwell within the thirty sixth minute.
The 20-year-old – who not too long ago signed a brand new take care of Rangers – justified his introduction when he equalised for the hosts 4 minutes after the break.
However neither aspect have been ready so as to add one other, and qualification for the knockout rounds will go all the way down to the ultimate gameweek on December 14. Rangers, who stay second in Group C by a degree, should in the end win towards group leaders Actual Betis in Spain to make sure they end within the prime two.
Nevertheless, the end result does guarantee they’ve at the very least a spot within the Europa Convention League confirmed for 2024. Aris, in the meantime, have been knocked out of Europe this season.
Extra to observe…
Rangers host St Mirren within the Scottish Premiership on Sunday; kick-off 3pm. They full their Europa League marketing campaign away to Actual Betis on Thursday December 14; kick-off 8pm.