Glasgow Rangers moved a step closer to qualifying for the Europa League on Thursday evening, when they held Legia Warsaw to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their play-off tie in Poland, and their supporters were happy with the result when they reflected on it on social media after the final whistle.
The Gers could have been forgiven for thinking they would be up against it in a hostile atmosphere, with a side who have played a lot of football just to make it to this stage, but they showed their determination to make it back into the main part of the tournament for a second campaign in succession.
Rangers were indebted to some good saves from their goalkeeper Allan McGegor, although Steven Gerrard’s men could easily have nicked that vital away goal with a couple of chances they made for themselves.
For once, Alfredo Morelos did not find the back of the net for the Gers, but despite that, this was a job well done, with the main exercise from the trip to Poland being to still be in the tie for the second leg next week, something that they very much are.
Rangers will walk out at Ibrox for the deciding part of the tie knowing that if they win the game they will be into the Europa League group stage, which will be a fine achievement having begun their qualifying campaign very early in the piece.
Although they were dreaming of a win out in Warsaw, Gers fans were very happy with the result their side produced, and the battling display they put up under tough circumstances.
A number of those Rangers supporters took to Twitter after the game to give their reflections on the evening, and look ahead to a potentially special night at Ibrox next week.
Here are some of their messages:
Well done boys. Good result. 👍
— Captain Bluebeard 🇬🇧 (@rockthekasbah88) August 22, 2019
Would rather we had scored, but I'll take that
— Govan Loyalist (@DelMcD1) August 22, 2019
I'll take that but don't get why we sub so late
— TEᗪᗪYᗷEᗩᖇᖇTIᗪ 🇬🇧 (@william_wallace) August 22, 2019
As I said, would have settled for that before kick off 👋❤️💙
— Anne F (@anneforbes13) August 22, 2019
Great performance and we haven’t conceded.
— Curtis 🇭🇷🇧🇦 (@1872Curtis) August 22, 2019
Great result rangers anyone saying different is clueless. Will do them at home next week 🇬🇧watp
— broxybear (@aimbullettrades) August 22, 2019
Another professional European performance, away from home in a hostile atmosphere. Rode our luck at times but could have snatched it with the Morelos chance. McGregor and Jack, in particular, outstanding. Surprised we didn’t see Jones. All to play for at Ibrox, let’s go Rangers.
— Aribo’s porn feet (@CF3Loyal) August 22, 2019
Good result let’s smash them at Ibrox 💙🇬🇧
— Luke Cowan (@LukeCowan1872) August 22, 2019
Good result will take that 👍
— Rangers news (@Rang1872_) August 22, 2019
Let’s get Ibrox bouncing like hell next week, create a noise and hopefully we can get the result that sends us through
— Declan72 (@weeDec1997) August 22, 2019