Malmo Sends Rangers crashing out of Uefa Champions League, Gerrad blames loss on panic

Written by on August 11, 2021

Rangers Manager Steven Gerrad Says Fear and panic cost Rangers as they crashed out of the UEFA Champions League after losing to 10-man Malmo at a full Ibrox.

The Scottish champions levelled the third qualifying round tie on aggregate with Alfredo Morelos’s goal, and looked well placed when Malmo’s Bonke Innocent was sent off before half-time.

But Antonio Colak scored twice in four minutes early in the second half and Rangers, despite dominating the ball and creating a fistful of chances, were unable to respond.

Now an Europa League play-off against Kazakhstan’s Kairat Almaty or Alashkert of Armenia awaits them next week as Rangers became the second Scottish side to be knocked out after Celtic’s defeat by Denmark’s Midtjylland.

Alarmingly for Gerrard, it is a third defeat in a row for Rangers, the first time that has happened since May 2015

Credit: BBC

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