One more great and intriguing match of UEFA Europa League Rangers vs Legia waits for us on Thursday night, at Ibrox Stadium, in Glasgow. Two very talented clubs of their countries will fight for tickets to the main draw of Europa League, as the first game finished with draw. Last year, Rangers achieved the better result in the Europa League, as they reached the group stage. Legia failed to pass Spartak Trnava in the second round of qualification and then lost to F91 Dudelange in 3rd round of Europa League.
The first match between these interesting teams finished with 0:0 result. The game was very tough, however, both teams showed very even football. Legia played at home, but the Rangers strong defence did not allow score a goal and please the fans. Now, playing in Glasgow, Rangers will have incredibly strong support and more ability to take control of the game. Please read our thoughts about this important Rangers vs Legia here below.
Last season in Scotland Premiership Rangers was very close to the finish at the first place. Of course, with a club like Celtic is very hard to compete, however, Steve G together with talented players pointing to the 1st place this season again. They finishing in second place 3 seasons in a row, so it’s time to take Premiership under their control. Rangers bring some new players from Premier League academies like Manchester City and Liverpool to play more creative and fast football.
During the match against Legia, Rangers created more dangerous attacks, however, failed to score an important away goal. In general, they had a better possession and in total, they showed more defensive and accurate football trying to avoid mistakes in the middle and defence areas. The game between these teams were very solid, and players were not afraid to make contact with an opponent by collecting 6 yellow cards in total. Rangers made 19 fouls during the match. In last 10 Rangers home matches, they saved 7 clean sheets and conceded only 3 goals, while scored 32.
Legia also took second place in Poland’s Ekstraklasa staying behind the Piast Gliwice by 4 points. During the offseason, they played lots of preparational games successfully. Moreover, they started the new Ekstraklasa season now standing at only 8th position with one loss at the opening match against Pogon Szczecin. After this failure, they played 9 games, drawing 4 games with same 0:0 result and winning 5 others. At home, Legia saves 5 clean sheets in a row. They look really confidently playing defensive style football and it is not surprising that they did not allow the Scots to score on their own field. On a foreign field, the Poles will be very hard to play against the Rangers, who are practically unbeatable in Glasgow.
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