Rangers vs Red Star Belgrade Live Streams Free, TV channel, teams and kick-off time for Europa League clash at Ibrox

The Gers play host to Red Star Belgrade and it’s the THIRD successive campaign that the Gers have reached this stage – after they stunned Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in the previous round.

  • Rangers are taking on Red Star Belgrade at Ibrox TONIGHT with the match kicking off at 8pm UK time.
  • Rangers vs Red Star Belgrade is LIVE on BT Sport 2 – to stream the game live, head to the BT Sport website or app
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  • Rangers XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey, Lundstram, Jack, Kamara, Aribo, Kent, Morelos
  • Red Star Belgrade XI: Borjan; Piccini, Erakovic, Dragovic, Rodic; Srnic, Sanogo; Katai, Kanga, Ivanic; Omoijuanfo
  • A short enough price for Rangers tonight, with Paddy Power giving odds of 17/20 for a home win.Equally, not giving much away for the away side, just 7/2 for Red Star to take a lead home.Rangers 17/20Draw 23/10Red Star 7/2
  • DON’T GIVE YOU MUCHRangers bagged a remarkable six goals in two games against Dortmund.But tonight’s opponents don’t seem to give much away.They’ve only conceded 14 goals in their 26 games in Serbia, while letting in four goals in the group stages of this competition.All four were in home games too, keeping clean sheets in all their away games.
  • SETTING THE SCENEIbrox a short time ago before the turnstiles opened.Fans filtering through as the teams are out to get warmed up!
  • RUSSIAN SHAMERed Star chanted their support of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as their team beat Vozvodac 3-0 on domestic duty last week.footage shared on YouTube by Serbian paper Sportski Zurnal shows a group of their away fans chanting ‘Russia, Russia, Russia’ during the match.The links between Serbia and Russia are strong – stretching back to the first world war.And Red Star’s support of Russia comes as the club have stood by their shirt sponsorship with Moscow energy firm Gazprom.There have already been a handful of Gers supporters arriving with Ukraine flags at Ibrox.
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  • WHAT THEY SAIDRed Star hitman Ohi Omoijuanfo“The goal in Glasgow is to achieve the best possible result before the return in Belgrade. I believe that we will succeed in that.“We are aware of the importance of the match on Thursday, but it is only the first half.“We are playing a great team — the most trophy-winning club in Scotland and the current champion.“On top of all that, they eliminated Borussia Dortmund and showed quality.“On the other hand, we finished first in the group for a reason, so it will be a very interesting fight.“My team-mates told me that we played Rangers in 1991, when we became European and world champions. So this duel will be of special importance for the fans as well.”
  • WHAT THEY SAIDRangers boss Van Bronckhorst“To overcome Dortmund of course will give us confidence because we competed with one of the best and went through.“We knew which teams we could draw and ended up with Red Star.”We’ll have a good look at the games they played in the group. They were first in their group in the Europa League which means they are a strong team.“So we’ll prepare our team the same as always and give them as much information as possible to make sure we progress to the next round.”
  • AWAY FANSInteresting to see how many have made the trip from Serbia tonight.Some in the city centre today reckoned less than 100 would be here but not sure about that.Here was a small group meeting a short time ago.Credit: Lynn McGinness
  • TIGHTROPEThree Rangers players are walking the slippery slope of being a booking away from missing the second leg.Most important of the three is ALFREDO MORELOS who would be the biggest miss.Although John Lundstram is one who loves a tackle and could be the one to watch for tonight.Fashion Sakala is the third.
  • RED STAR TEAMAnd here is how the visitors line up tonightBorjan; Piccini, Erakovic, Dragovic, Rodic; Srnic, Sanogo; Katai, Kanga, Ivanic; Omoijuanfo
  • RANGERS SUBSAnd the players GvB has to be able to call on if needed.McCrorie, McLaughlin, Diallo, Ramsey, Sands, Wright, Roofe, Sakala, Barišić, King, Lowry
  • RANGERS TEAMAnd the Calvin Bassey call has been made, with Borna Barisic left on the bench.Ryan Jack is in midfield as Alfredo Morelos leads the Gers line.RANGERS XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Balogun, Bassey, Lundstram, Jack, Kamara, Aribo, Kent, Morelos
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  • ALL ABOUT THE BASSAt the start of the season, it was very much ‘will Calvin Bassey play?’Now, it’s where will he play.Leon Balogun could come in at centre back, pushing Bassey out left.But he has excelled at centre back too.Decisions for the boss.
  • THE GERS ARRIVERangers arrive in plenty of time for tonight’s game and have an inspection of the pitch.The stewards getting themselves in position too in the away end.Just under 90 minutes to kick off.
  • HIT BACKGiovanni van Bronckhorst has hit back at Dragan Mladenovic for branding Rangers arrogant.The Red Star Belgrade Academy director says Gio’s Gers have become too cocky after beating Borussia Dortmund.But van Bronckhorst insists Mladenovic – signed by Gers boss Alex McLeish in 2004 – is way off the mark.The sides go head-to-head in tonight’s first-leg clash at Ibrox – and he said: “Why are we arrogant?“I don’t see any of my players being arrogant – we are very HUMBLE in this moment.“We enjoy being in Europe but we respect every opponent we face and I don’t see any signs of arrogance in my team, in myself or the club.“We are happy to be in this round and will do everything to win this tie.  But arrogant is not the word that comes to my mind when I see my players preparing for this game.”

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