UEFA once again gush over Rangers in another coup for Ibrox

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Rangers FC's head coach Steven Gerrard gives a press conference on the eve of their match against Belgian club Standard de Liege on the first day of the group phase (group D) of the UEFA Europa League football competition, in Liege on October 21, 2020. (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR / Belga / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by VIRGINIE LEFOUR/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

In yet another example of Rangers and Steven Gerrard’s globally-rising stock, the Rangers manager, as Ibrox Noise’s Derek points out, was star of the week last match day, and Rangers’ trip to Portugal was match of the night.

With Rangers producing remarkable performance after remarkable performance and forcing a Champions League-level team into scrounging out a draw on their own patch, the level Rangers are now at among Europe’s elite is becoming more and more credible, and it’s not even punching above our weight here:

Rangers are fighting AT their weight and that’s why we keep beating these high-quality teams time and time again, and qualification for the last 32 at this point should be a borderline formality.

Gerrard took pride of place last matchday as Uefa once again honoured Rangers and Gerrard, which is quite a departure from how things used to be, let’s face it.

Rangers under Stevie are a new animal, one which scares opponents on the continent and regularly despatches them.

And Uefa have a new-found respect and admiration for all of it.

Very nice!