Mind-blowing Rangers stat emerges – millions to one against

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Rangers' head coach Steven Gerrard pictured during a press conference of Scotish club Rangers FC, Wednesday 21 October 2020, in Liege. Tomorrow they will meet Belgian soccer Standard de Liege in the first day of the group phase (group D) of the UEFA Europa League competition. BELGA PHOTO VIRGINIE LEFOUR (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Something has escaped the Scottish media’s attention, unsurprisingly, and indeed even among our own channels we’ve not seen much said about it.

In fact, you have to do a double take on it to confirm it’s true, but it is.

In 180 minutes of football against Celtic, then Standard Liege, both away, Rangers restricted their opponents to a grand total of absolutely no shots on target at all.

Not a single one.

If you had suggested that neither Belgian giants or our eastern ‘rivals’ would register a single shot on target, we would have absolutely laughed you out of town.

And yes, Liege did manage to hit the woodwork once or twice – well, actually, Leon Balogun did, but in terms of making Allan McGregor do any work, the fact neither Parkhead nor Stade Maurice Dufrasne could make him earn his wage is utterly, completely, absolutely and staggeringly mind-blowing.

The odds for Rangers managing a clean sheet v Celtic would have been super long. The odds for managing one against Liege impossibly long. The odds for doing both absolutely huge. But the odds for doing all that while keeping their shots on target at zero? We’re talking probably millions to one against.

Words can’t do justice to how remarkable all of that is.

Incredible.

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