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Tavernier Shines With 9, Arfield Picks Up 8 | Rangers Players Rated In Victory Vs Galatasaray 

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Premiership giants Rangers secured progress into this season’s edition of the UEFA Europa League after picking up a crucial 1-0 victory against Turkish heavyweights Galatasaray. Despite not getting off to the greatest of starts, Steven Gerrard’s men were able to hold onto the 0-0 scoreline until around the 50 minute-mark, at which point they took the lead. Scott Arfield opened the scoring with a good finish from inside the box, before James Tavernier continued his sensational run of form with another important goal. Although Marcao found a late goal to give Galatasaray hope, the Ibrox club were able to hold out and pick up a crucial win.

Here Are The Rangers Player Ratings Vs Galatasaray: 

Rangers Player Ratings Vs Galatasaray - Arfield celebrates
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 01: Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates with Alfredo Morelos of Rangers after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Europa League play-off match between Rangers and Galatasaray at Ibrox Stadium on October 01, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers Player Ratings Vs Galatasaray 

Allan McGregor – 7

The Scottish veteran was barely called into action over the course of the ninety, thanks to some solid defending from the men in front of him. Wasn’t able to keep out Marcao’s header late on though.

James Tavernier – 9 

The Gers’ skipper continued his blistering run of form by picking up another unexpected yet key goal. Made multiple dangerous forays forward and never stopped chasing the ball either.

Filip Helander – 8

The big centre-half put in a flurry of vital tackles in the final third to ensure that McGregor had a comfortable evening. Made his presence felt in the attacking phase of things as well.

Connor Goldson – 8

The defender barely put a foot wrong tonight as he didn’t allow the dangerous Galatasaray attackers any space to work the ball into. Played a big part in keeping Falcao off the scoresheet.

Borna Barisic – 7

The Croatian wasn’t at his usual free-flowing best tonight, but did well enough down the left flank on his return to the side. Played the cross that led to Tavernier’s goal in the second half.

Steven Davis – 7

The veteran midfielder continues to show his class in the core of Gerrard’s team. Controlled the tempo of the game with his passing and provided a constant option in midfield as well.

Rangers Player Ratings Vs Galatasaray - Arfield celebrates
Rangers’ Canadian-Scottish midfielder Scott Arfield celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League qualifying round football match between Rangers FC and Galatasaray at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on October 1, 2020. (Photo by Ian MacNicol / POOL / AFP)

Glen Kamara – 6

The Finnish midfielder needs to add more cutting edge to his game as most of his passes were sideways. Played some good forward balls but not on the same level as the rest of the midfield.

Scott Arfield – 8

Made multiple threatening runs into the Turkish side’s box over the course of the ninety. Worked hard off the ball and did well to finish his chance off in style using the outside of his foot.

Ianis Hagi – 7

The Romanian attacker played an absolute peach of a pass to release Arfield for the Gers’ opener in the second half. Worked hard in attack but lacked the finishing touch in the final third.

Alfredo Morelos – 6.5

The Colombian forward, despite his team’s dominance, wasn’t able to impact the tie in the manner that he would’ve liked. Forced to drift wide to pick up the ball and his positioning was flawed too.

Ryan Kent – 7

The former Liverpool man showcased his speed and agility on numerous occasions, but wasn’t able to produce the goods in attack tonight. Gradually fizzled out of the game in the second period.

Substitutes 

Ryan Jack – NA 

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Cédric Itten – NA 

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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