Rangers look set to secure a seeded place in the third qualifying round of the CL this summer after the only side who can impact that, Denmark’s Copenhagen, were left stranded 3 points behind leaders Brondby and by 9 goals.
The Danish Superliga will come to an end on Monday in matches which define whether Rangers will get that seeded place or not – Copenhagen have to beat Randers and hope Brondby slip up to FC Nordsjælland but there has to be a big swing of goals too.
As a seeded club Rangers could get Malmo, Brugges, Legia Warsaw or Ludogorets, but as an unseeded one it’s a fair chunk tougher with Zagreb, Praha, Piraeus, YB and Red Star making up the numbers.
So we are definitely hoping for a favourable outcome which is more probable than possible, and a slightly easier passage to the play-off round where the difficulty will ramp up significantly and Rangers at that point WILL have to negotiate a Praha, Besiktas, Zagreb or Salzburg.
But getting to the CL was never supposed to be easy, and Rangers have been away so long that this is fairly unfamiliar territory these days.