Leon Bailey near-killed Rangers’ chances of qualifying for the Europa League quarter-finals with a curling effort to put Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 up at Ibrox – and Rangers supporters have reacted to his post on Twitter.
Following a sensational 4-2 aggregate win over Portuguese side Braga, Rangers were drawn against a top side in Leverkusen – managed by former Ajax and Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz.
Leverkusen took the lead in the first half as George Edmundson handled inside the penalty area. A check by VAR saw a penalty awarded to Leverkusen, which wonderkid and captain Kai Havertz scored – sending Allan McGregor the wrong way.
The Germans dominated throughout despite an improved Rangers in the second half. With Steven Gerrard’s side growing into the game, Leverkusen scored a second – as Charles Aranguiz lashed home a half-volley into the corner of McGregor’s net.
Edmundson made up for the handball to give Rangers a chance with an excellent header from a James Tavernier corner with 15 minutes left on the clock. But Bailey seemingly wrapped up the tie in the 88th minute.
The 22-year-old cut inside before curling an excellent effort past McGregor, and Rangers fans have reacted to Leverkusen’s £13.3million signing (ESPN) post on Twitter after the match which read: “Job done in Scotland.”
Fantastic player mate
— shug (@hughmiller2) March 12, 2020
Well played, bossed it tonight although expect better from rangers players.
— Iain richards (@alv1n1982) March 13, 2020
Top class goal ?
— ? (@Andrews22571) March 13, 2020
Fair play, all the best
— GEORGE (@GeorgeM1872) March 13, 2020
Good goal and a really good classy performance from your team, see you Thursday and Good Luck for the future ???
— GavinAndrew16 (@GavinAndrew_16) March 13, 2020
Congrats lads ????
— Mɪᴛᴄʜᴇʟʟ Lɪɴᴅꜱᴀʏ (@MitchellMDL7) March 13, 2020