Friday, 25 October 2019

"Value rose by £10M - 9" - Rangers player rated v Porto

Following the disappointment at Tynecastle, Rangers bounced back in excellent style last night to record a well-earned point at the hands of European giants Porto.

Ibrox Noise takes you through our ratings from the performers on the night:


A fairly quiet night for him overall, apart from playing his usual sweeper role and lots of kicking, but it was that world-class double save which sets him apart from his peers. A huge part of the visitors getting a draw. 8


Shaky to say the least in the early stages, clearly low on confidence, but refused to cave to this and kept plugging away – managed a few good crosses, one especially brilliant, and a few decent moments of defending too. A little better. 6


Quiet as usual, reasonably composed, but as always, not particularly heavily involved beyond lots of possession from deep and passing. Did what was needed of him. 6


Absolutely mammoth performance from Helander who, like Katic v Hearts, was doing the defending of two men. Multiple blocks, some brilliant reading, and in one display the Swede showed why the money was well spent and why his CV is so impressive. 9


Some stunning delivery, including the assist for Morelos’ goal, the Croat looked extremely impressive even if he had a slightly slow start overall. Should have had more than just the one assist. 9


A professional and smooth display from an experienced vet who knows just how to play these occasions. Steven Davis is a player we just trust to always do the right thing out there. 8


Struggled at times with the ball and his positioning didn’t help Barisic who had to try to cover him, but he did improve and despite some errors, he did fairly well. 7


Was his rampant usual self until the yellow, then he had a subdued performance which saw him lose the ball a few times. Was definitely hamstrung by the booking (which came from Morelos’ error) and it took a lot of his game away from him. Didn’t exactly cost the goal (what a finish, after all) but his error did lead to it. 6


His contribution to the goal was stunning, and some of his early running looked lethal, but he did start to fade and lack of match fitness definitely caught up on him. Can be happy that he played some big impactful moments even if he wasn’t heavily involved otherwise. 8


His first big performance, Barker had a very strong night and did his selection absolute justice. Worked hard in both attack and defence, kept on running and was always available. Some of his dribbling was excellent. He can be very pleased with his display. 8


The biggest goal he’s scored yet as a Rangers player, this was the biggest platform he’s delivered on – this was Porto away for goodness’ sake, and he could well have scored more. He added £10M to his value with this display. 9


Steven Gerrard surprised many with his selection – no Ojo, no Aribo, but despite the slow start his men produced a big night and this was one where Morelos’ equaliser and Gerrard’s half time team talk clearly changed round. Porto looked pretty ordinary and Gerrard’s system of fast wingplay and compact midfield was the right call. He got just about everything right in this one. 9
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