Rangers will face Malmo within the Champions League qualifiers after the Swedes noticed off HJK Helsinki.
Malmo secured a 2-2 second-leg draw within the Finnish capital to undergo 4-3 on combination.
Rangers will journey to Sweden subsequent week and host Malmo at Ibrox within the second leg of the third qualifying spherical on August 10.
The Gers, who start their Champions League journey within the third spherical of qualifying after successful the Scottish Premiership title, haven’t made the group levels of Europe’s elite competitors since 2010.
They’re solely 4 video games away from attaining that purpose.
Ought to Rangers beat Malmo over two legs, the Ibrox aspect would progress to the Champions League play-off match, which is one step away from the group levels.
Rangers ended their pre-season in spectacular trend, coming from behind to beat Actual Madrid 2-1 of their closing pleasant forward of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership opener.
Steven Gerrard’s aspect seemed sharp and harmful in assault all through the primary half. Summer season signing Trend Sakala carved out quite a few probabilities within the opening 45 minutes, whereas Ryan Kent hit the underside of the crossbar.
Nevertheless, it was Actual Madrid who went in forward after Rodrygo’s (8) early purpose – their solely shot of the opening interval.
However ten minutes after the break, Sakala lastly scored the purpose he deserved (55), powering house previous Actual Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin and introducing himself to the Rangers followers in very good type.
The guests’ night was about to worsen too. Nacho was despatched off for a second yellow (75), with Cedric Itten (77) firing a thunderous effort house two minutes later to seal a deserved victory for Rangers.
It will likely be an ominous warning for the opposite Scottish Premiership sides as Rangers start their title defence on Saturday in opposition to Livingston, stay on Sky Sports activities.
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