After what maybe qualifies as the worst Rangers performance in Europe for many, many, many years, Ibrox Noise depressing gives you our player ‘ratings’ on a night of pain for the Famous.
Completely to blame for letting a solid shot go right through him. Redeemed himself partially with a modest double save but overall this is a staggering downgrade on Allan McGregor. He was awful at Livi too. 4
He really tried – he made runs, he linked up with others, but he got starved of service after a while and got isolated. Was caught napping for some attacks up the left and will be extremely disappointed with himself and his team mates. 5
Another absolutely hopeless performance from untouchable Goldson, who was hugely culpable for both goals. That’s three Euro goals conceded in a row he’s been largely responsible for. One cost the UEL and £40M for the UCL, the other two may have played a role in costing us £40M as well. 3
He was the only defender actually defending, and he blocked off some big moments for Union. Of all our starting players, he was honest and he gave what he had. 6
Torn apart repeatedly by Union on the right, Barisic had another horrific night, with a complete inability to defend and zero decent crosses worth talking about. He was removed in the second half. 3
Looks a shadow of the old Jack, and either isn’t going to get him back, or needs time. He’s completely short on every area of his old game that made him so special, and doesn’t defend with the vigour he used to. Was a passenger tonight. 4
Keeps on looking less interested as games pass, yet keeps starting, the Fin hardly got involved tonight, almost looking like he was actually avoiding the game. Pathetic and we’d be quite happy to sell him now. 3
His usual honesty but even Big Bad John was hamstrung and unable to impact the match – was being helped by no one and at this level you need your team mates. 5
Very bright start to the match, caused Saint a lot of issues and looked like he would do major damage, but grew out of it and ended up fading to the point of vanishing. 5
This was a truly dreadful competitive debut for the winger – he was isolated, couldn’t make a single dribble stick, and was unable to impact the match in the slightest. 3
Had zero to work with, no service, and the players around him were frankly too dumb to pick out any of his runs. He worked for nothing. 5
This was more of a statement sub than one that had any impact, it was like for like and too late for the Turk to make a meaningful contribution.
His wasn’t a good cameo – looked a bit lost, and was a big part of their second goal. But then like Yilmaz he’s well short of match sharpness.
Has failed desperately to have an iota of impact in either of his competitive outings.
The one dangerous player we had when he came on, actually looked like he gave a sh*t. We’re hard on the kid here on the Noise but credit where it’s due, he gave it his heart and the rest did not. 7
In February Gio got it all wrong and made a hash of our trip to Parkhead. He did the same tonight. Bad substitutions, poor tactics, and a naïve mindset against a Champions League opponent, Union took us apart like Malmo did in the same way, and Gio didn’t fix anything in this one. This was his worst night as Rangers manager, because unlike in February, the second half was absolutely no better than the first – in fact it was impossibly worse. His worst match as Rangers manager. 0