Rangers draw Slavia Prague – our verdict

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Slavia Praha celebrate after the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Leicester City and Slavia Praha at The King Power Stadium on February 25, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As we will all know Rangers drew Czech giants Slavia Prague for the last 16 of the UEL, conquerers of Leicester.

Indeed, while Celtic got slammed away by their city rivals Sparta, who trail by 8 points in the league, Slavia were humbling mighty Leicester who suffered only their second loss since December in any competition and only their second in this season’s UEL.

Don’t think for one moment Slavia will be walkovers.

Far from it – in fact they have a similar record to Rangers overall – they have lost only three times this season – all in Europe, and are completely untouchable domestically.

Of course, Rangers have lost just once in all competitions this season, which is a staggering and almost impalpable record, so both teams will go into this match with full respect for the opponent.

Prague have few household names, but they play a robust 4-2-3-1 and the goals mainly come from Sima and Kuchta, one of whom got on the scoresheet last night with a stunning goal from the edge of the box.

In many ways this is one of the hardest ties Rangers could get – a bang in form team with an unglamorous name, meaning there will be a little bit of pressure on the Ibrox men, as opposed to a colossal tie against a Milan, or a Man Utd, where we’d be completely underdogs.

No, make no mistake, Prague are in outstanding form, not quite at Rangers’ level but not far off, and Stevie will very much do his homework on how to overcome our latest foe.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Should be another great game to look foward to,we will respect them,and them us
    Game on cant come quick enough
    Theres only one team in europe one team in europe,theres only one team in europe👏👏👏💪
    Its coming home its coming home 55 is coming home👌🍾🍻💪
    WATP🇬🇧

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