2nd in Spain and France – what waits for Rangers on Monday

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NYON, SWITZERLAND - JULY 10: In this handout image provided by UEFA, a general view prior to the UEFA Europa League 2019/20 Quarter-final, Semi-final and Final draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football on July 10, 2020 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by UEFA via Getty Images)

So now we look ahead to the Europa League last 32 draw on Monday.

Make no mistake – Rangers are a team NO ONE will want. As a seeded side, Rangers will have the benefit of facing any of the unseeded teams, and the following are the 14 teams Rangers could face:

Young Boys, Molde, Slavia Prague, Granada, Real Sociedad (second in Spain), Braga, Lille, Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Antwerp, Wolfsberger, Red Star Belgrade, Dinamo Kiev, Krasnodar and Olympiakos.

The final four teams are the parachute sides from the Champions League, and the other four will be alongside Rangers in the seeded group.

Who do we not want?

Well, as we say, no one will want this Rangers team, with only Bayer Leverkusen having the real measure of us this year, and only because we didn’t approach the match with an ounce of bravery.

But in terms of who we’d like?

We can only name one team in here we are a tad wary of, and that is the excellent Lille, who have already dispatched Serie A leaders AC Milan this season, and Czech giants Prague, while sitting solidly second behind PSG in their domestic league.

All sides Rangers could face are tough – we can’t be bothered with Braga and Young Boys again, but we’d be interested in any of the rest, albeit caution over Lille.

Either way, this is the stage where all teams are really rather good. And we’ll have some genuine Champions League quality, as if we didn’t already.

Bring it on.

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