Glasgow Rangers secured a fabulous 2-0 Ibrox Park win over Porto on Thursday night, despite the visitors being well on top throughout the whole of the first half of the game.
The Porto management team knew the exact way the Gers would play with Alfredo Morelos on his own up front again, with two wingers playing each side of him.
Inexperienced Rangers wideman Brandon Barker tried his best, but nothing was really coming off for the lad.
Porto decided on playing three at the back and two holding midfield players to give them a one-man midfield advantage, especially in the earlier stages, when they were by far the better XI.
James Tavernier and Borna Barisic were getting exposed by the way Porto were attacking Rangers for the best part of 35 minutes, but the Ibrox club gradually started to knock the ball about a bit better just before half time.
I don’t know what Gerrard said to his players, but they did go on to produce a much-improved second-half display to end up winning the game with a comfortable 2-0 win.
Ryan Jack raced down the right hand side of the pitch in the 69th minute and played an accurate cross onto the path of Rangers superstar Morelos, whose first touch was exquisite.
He touched the ball left, to take it away from four defenders and rattled the ball right in the left-hand corner of the net, leaving the goalie with no chance of stopping it – a world class goal.
Within four minutes, my man of the match Steven Davis, tied the game game up for Rangers when his deflected shot left the goalkeeper going the wrong way.
Once Gerrard’s Rangers side managed to get their act together, they were strong defensively against a Champions League experienced Porto side and finally got their reward by attacking them and scoring goals in the second half.