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UEFA Europa League: Rangers FC - BSC Young Boys Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

Rangers FCRangers FCIbrox Stadium - GlasgowThursday 12 December 2019
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Group G - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/10/2019GSBSC Young Boys - Rangers FC2-1
BerneAssalé 50, Fassnacht 90+3; Morelos 44
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/08/1977PRBSC Young Boys - Rangers FC2-2
agg: 2-3
BerneJackson 48 (og), Leuzinger 61; Johnstone 42, Smith 72
17/08/1977PRRangers FC - BSC Young Boys1-0
GlasgowGreig 40
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Rangers FC110020110000311144
BSC Young Boys211010010000311144

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/11/1996GSRangers FC - Grasshopper Club Zürich2-1
GlasgowMcCoist 67 (P), 73; Berger 77
11/09/1996GSGrasshopper Club Zürich - Rangers FC3-0
ZurichYakin 18, Türkyilmaz 28, 79
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1976R1FC Zürich - Rangers FC1-0
agg: 2-1
ZurichMartinelli 8
15/09/1976R1Rangers FC - FC Zürich1-1GlasgowParlane 34; Cucinotta 1

BSC Young Boys - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/09/1993R1Celtic FC - BSC Young Boys1-0
agg 1-0 (aet)
GlasgowBaumann 104 ET (og)
14/09/1993R1BSC Young Boys - Celtic FC0-0Berne
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Rangers FC3210401300007223710
BSC Young Boys312020020000512245

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Match background Only this chapter

An ultra-competitive Group G comes to a close with all four teams still harbouring hopes of qualification. Rangers top the section with eight points, one more than their Swiss visitors Young Boys, and have the added advantage of playing their final fixture in Glasgow, where they have an excellent recent record in European competition.

• Rangers have won both their Group G fixtures at Ibrox – 1-0 against Feyenoord and 2-0 against Porto – and drawn both games away to those sides, holding the Dutch side 2-2 in Rotterdam last time out thanks to a headed double from the prolific Alfredo Morelos. Young Boys, however, enlivened the group by losing 2-1 at home to Porto, who also beat them on Matchday 1 by the same score in their only other defeat of the section.

• Rangers will qualify for the round of 32, joining already-qualified arch rivals Celtic, if they avoid defeat against Young Boys. Thanks to head-to-head superiority over both Porto, who are on seven points, and Feyenoord, on five, the Scottish side can also progress if they lose provided that Porto do not beat Feyenoord at home in the group's other Matchday 6 encounter. As for Young Boys, a victory at Ibrox will guarantee their progress, as will a draw if Porto lose, whereas a defeat is sure to eliminate them.

Highlights: Young Boys 2-1 Rangers

Previous meetings
• An added-time winner from Christian Fassnacht gave Young Boys the three points at home to Rangers on Matchday 2, the Swiss champions' 2-1 win coming after the visitors had led through Alfredo Morelos's first group stage goal at half-time.

• The clubs had previously met in just one UEFA competition tie, in the 1977/78 European Cup Winners' Cup preliminary round, Rangers going through after a 1-0 win in Glasgow and 2-2 draw in Berne.

• Rangers are unbeaten in three matches at home to visitors from Switzerland, most recently beating Grasshoppers 2-1 in the group stage of the 1996/97 UEFA Champions League thanks to an Ally McCoist double.

• Young Boys also lost their only other tie against Scottish opponents, going down 1-0 after extra time to Celtic in Glasgow after a goalless first leg in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup first round.

Highlights: Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers

Form guide
Rangers
• Rangers qualified for 2019/20 European competition as runners-up to Celtic in last season's Scottish Premiership. They also won four qualifying ties to reach the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time, but just one win and six points prevented them from making further progress.

• Once again Rangers were obliged to come through four qualifiers to reach this season's group stage, defeating St Joseph's, Progrès Niederkorn, Midtjylland and, in the play-offs, Legia Warszawa, a late Morelos winner in the second leg at Ibrox providing the only goal of the tie.

• Rangers are undefeated in 15 home European matches, winning 11 of them including all six this season. They have conceded just five goals in those 15 matches, only one this term, and no visiting team has scored more than once in any of the Gers' last 21 UEFA competition encounters in Glasgow, stretching back to Matchday 5 of the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League when they lost 0-2 to Stuttgart.

Highlights: Young Boys 1-2 Porto

Young Boys
• Champions of Switzerland for the 13th time in 2018/19, having claimed their first league title in 32 years the previous season, Young Boys also reached the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time, finishing bottom of a section in which they competed with Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia.

• Having defeated Dinamo Zagreb in last season's UEFA Champions League play-off, YB were unable to stage an encore this term, losing on away goals to Serbian champions Crvena zvezda (2-2 h, 1-1 a). They are therefore competing instead for the sixth time in the UEFA Europa League group stage, from where they have made further progress twice before, in 2010/11 and 2014/15, but not in their two most recent campaigns (2016/17 and 2017/18).

• The Berne club have won just one of their last 20 European away games – 2-1 in Zagreb last season – and their record on the road in the UEFA Europa League proper is W2 D6 L11, their last such win having come on Matchday 5 of the 2014/15 campaign when they overcame Slovan Bratislava 3-1 in the Slovakian capital. Their record since then is D5 L4.

Highlights: Rangers 2-0 Porto

Links and trivia
• Defender Saidy Janko spent two seasons as a Celtic player between 2015 and 2017. He is on loan at Young Boys from Group G rivals Porto.

• Rangers striker Jermain Defoe helped Tottenham Hotspur qualify for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in August 2010, scoring in a 4-0 play-off win against Young Boys at White Hart Lane.

• Rangers boss Steven Gerrard scored for England in a 3-0 win against Switzerland at UEFA EURO 2004.

• Morelos was the top scorer in this season's UEFA Europa League qualifying phase with eight goals. The Colombian striker has also scored in each of Rangers' last four group games, his double at Feyenoord taking him to five in the competition proper, level at the top of the scoring charts with Munir of Sevilla and Bruno Fernandes of Sporting CP.

• Rangers are one of only two clubs to have reached this season's group stage after beginning their UEFA Europa League journey in the first qualifying round, Malmö being the other.

Highlights: Feyenoord 1-1 Young Boys

The coaches
• A Liverpool legend with 186 goals in 710 appearances for the Anfield club, most of them as captain, Gerrard launched his managerial career at Glasgow giants Rangers in May 2018. An England international for 14 years, accumulating 114 caps and 21 goals, the dynamic midfielder won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Champions League with Liverpool as well as both domestic cups. After an 18-month end-of-career spell with LA Galaxy he returned to coach Liverpool's youth team before the job at Ibrox lured him to Scotland, where he led the Gers to second place in the 2018/19 Premiership.

• Appointed by Young Boys as the successor to Adi Hütter in July 2018, Gerardo Seoane emulated his Austrian predecessor by steering the Berne club to the Swiss Super League title. He also oversaw YB's debut UEFA Champions League campaign, which ended with a home win against Juventus. The former midfielder has a close and lengthy association with his local club Luzern, with whom he started and ended his playing career and also came through the coaching ranks, eventually replacing Markus Babbel as head coach in January 2018.

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Team facts Only this chapter

Rangers FC
Formed:
1872
Nicknames: The Gers, The Teddy Bears, The Light Blues

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: (2008)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): (1961), (1967), 1972

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 54 (2011)
Scottish Cup: 33 (2009)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
group stage
2017/18: first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA club competition
2011/12: play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2010/11: round of 16 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League group stage)
2009/10: UEFA Champions League group stage

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
10-0: Rangers v Valletta
28/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-4: Rangers v Juventus
01/11/95, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers
13/04/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-finals first leg
5-0: Köln v Rangers
03/11/82, UEFA Cup second round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
6-0: Rangers v St Joseph's
18/07/19, first qualifying round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: Amica Wronki v Rangers
21/10/04, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0: Köln v Rangers (see above)

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BSC Young Boys
Formed: 1898
Nickname: YB, Die Gelb-Schwarzen (Yellow and Blacks)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• None

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 13 (2019)
Swiss Cup: 6 (1987)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2018/19:
UEFA Champions League group stage
2017/18:
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2016/17:
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2015/16:
play-offs (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2014/15:
round of 32
2013/14:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2012/13:
group stage
2011/12:
play-offs
2010/11:
round of 32 (having transferred from UEFA Champions League play-offs)
2009/10:
third qualifying round

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
5-0: Young Boys v Slovan Bratislava
18/09/14, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Biggest away win
0-5: Limerick v Young Boys
31/08/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup preliminary round

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Young Boys v Hamburg
02/11/60, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-0: Steaua Bucureşti v Young Boys
03/10/79, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
5-0: Young Boys v Slovan Bratislava (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-3: Midtjylland v Young Boys
23/08/12, play-off first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Young Boys v Everton
19/02/15, round of 32 first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Lens v Young Boys
30/08/07, second qualifying round second leg

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - First qualifying round
    (09/07/2019)
    St Joseph's FC 0-4 Rangers FC
    0-1 Jack 50, 0-2 Ojo 56, 0-3 Goldson 68, 0-4 Morelos 77
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack (62 Ayodele-Aribo), Defoe (63 Morelos), S. Davis, Ojo, Kamara, Katić, Jones (71 Stewart), Barišić
  • (18/07/2019)
    Rangers FC 6-0 St Joseph's FC (agg: 10-0)
    1-0 Ayodele-Aribo 3, 2-0 Morelos 45+1, 3-0 Morelos 57 (P) , 4-0 Morelos 66, 5-0 Defoe 77, 6-0 Defoe 86
    Foderingham, Edmundson, Goldson, Halliday, Ayodele-Aribo, Kamara, Morelos (67 Defoe), Docherty (67 Mcpake), Stewart, Polster, Hastie (58 Arfield)
  • Second qualifying round
    (25/07/2019)
    Rangers FC 2-0 FC Progrès Niederkorn
    1-0 Ayodele-Aribo 20, 2-0 Ojo 54
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Edmundson, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Ojo (81 Stewart), Halliday, Ayodele-Aribo, Morelos (75 Defoe), Arfield (66 Jones)
  • (01/08/2019)
    FC Progrès Niederkorn 0-0 Rangers FC (agg: 0-2)
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Defoe (76 Morelos), Ojo, Ayodele-Aribo, Kamara, Katić, Barišić (46 Halliday), Arfield (76 Docherty)
  • Third qualifying round
    (08/08/2019)
    FC Midtjylland 2-4 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 43, 0-2 Ayodele-Aribo 52, 0-3 Katić 56, 1-3 Ogochukwu 58, 2-3 Kaba 63, 2-4 Arfield 70
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, Flanagan, Ayodele-Aribo, Kamara, Katić, Morelos, Jones (82 Ojo), Arfield (82 Docherty)
  • (15/08/2019)
    Rangers FC 3-1 FC Midtjylland (agg: 7-3)
    1-0 Morelos 14, 2-0 Ojo 39, 3-0 Morelos 49, 3-1 Da Silva Ferreira 72
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack (68 Docherty), S. Davis, Ojo (68 Jones), Flanagan, Kamara, Katić, Morelos (81 Defoe), Arfield
  • Play-off
    (22/08/2019)
    Legia Warszawa 0-0 Rangers FC
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Ojo, Flanagan, Ayodele-Aribo, Katić, Morelos (87 Defoe), Arfield (87 Kamara)
  • (29/08/2019)
    Rangers FC 1-0 Legia Warszawa (agg: 1-0)
    1-0 Morelos 90+1
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Ojo (95 Kamara), Ayodele-Aribo, Katić, Morelos, Barišić (64 Flanagan), Arfield (72 Jones)
  • Group stage
    Group G - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Rangers FC5221758
    FC Porto5212577
    BSC Young Boys5212767
    Feyenoord5122565
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    Rangers FC 1-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Ojo 24
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Ojo (74 Barker), Kamara (82 Ayodele-Aribo), Morelos, Barišić, Arfield (90 King)
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 2-1 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 44, 1-1 Assalé 50, 2-1 Fassnacht 90+3
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack (65 Stewart), S. Davis, Ojo, Kamara, Morelos, Barišić, Arfield
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    FC Porto 1-1 Rangers FC
    1-0 Luis Díaz 36, 1-1 Morelos 44
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack (83 Arfield), S. Davis, Kent (76 Ayodele-Aribo), Kamara, Morelos, Barker (83 Ojo), Barišić
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Rangers FC 2-0 FC Porto
    1-0 Morelos 69, 2-0 S. Davis 73
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Kent (83 Ayodele-Aribo), Kamara, Morelos (85 Defoe), Barker (65 Arfield), Barišić
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    Feyenoord 2-2 Rangers FC
    1-0 Helander 33 (og) , 1-1 Morelos 53, 1-2 Morelos 65, 2-2 Sinisterra 68
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Ojo (77 Arfield), Kent, Kamara, Morelos, Barišić
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Rangers FC-BSC Young Boys

BSC Young Boys

  • UEFA Champions League - Play-off
    (21/08/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 2-2 FK Crvena zvezda
    1-0 Assalé 7, 1-1 Degenek 18, 1-2 García 46, 2-2 Hoarau 76 (P)
    Von Ballmoos, Zesiger, Sierro (57 Fassnacht), Moumi Ngamaleu, Assalé, Nsame, Aebischer (73 Hoarau), Garcia (67 Janko), Lustenberger, Lotomba, C. Martins Pereira
  • (27/08/2019)
    FK Crvena zvezda 1-1 BSC Young Boys (agg: 3-3)
    1-0 Vukanović 59, 1-1 Ben Nabouhane 82 (og)
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger (52 Fassnacht), Sierro (65 Sulejmani), Moumi Ngamaleu, Assalé (65 Hoarau), Nsame, Aebischer, Janko, Lustenberger, Lotomba
  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (19/09/2019)
    FC Porto 2-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Soares 8, 1-1 Nsame 15 (P) , 2-1 Soares 29
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger, Sierro (69 Aebischer), Bürgy, Fassnacht (73 Gaudino), Assalé, Nsame (60 Hoarau), Garcia, Janko, Lustenberger
  • Matchday 2 (03/10/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 2-1 Rangers FC
    0-1 Morelos 44, 1-1 Assalé 50, 2-1 Fassnacht 90+3
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger, Gaudino (73 Moumi Ngamaleu), Fassnacht, Assalé (67 Lotomba), Nsame, Aebischer, Garcia, Janko, Lustenberger
  • Matchday 3 (24/10/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 2-0 Feyenoord
    1-0 Assalé 14 (P) , 2-0 Nsame 28 (P)
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger, Moumi Ngamaleu, Fassnacht (86 Garcia), Assalé (66 Bürgy), Nsame, Aebischer, Janko, Lustenberger (42 Gaudino), Lotomba
  • Matchday 4 (07/11/2019)
    Feyenoord 1-1 BSC Young Boys
    1-0 Berghuis 18 (P) , 1-1 Spielmann 71
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger, Moumi Ngamaleu (68 Spielmann), Fassnacht, Assalé (86 Mambimbi), Nsame, Aebischer, Garcia, Lustenberger, Lotomba (68 Janko)
  • Matchday 5 (28/11/2019)
    BSC Young Boys 1-2 FC Porto
    1-0 Fassnacht 6, 1-1 Aboubakar 76, 1-2 Aboubakar 79
    Von Ballmoos, Sørensen, Zesiger, Moumi Ngamaleu, Fassnacht, Assalé (57 C. Martins Pereira), Nsame, Aebischer, Garcia, Janko (81 Hoarau), Lustenberger (70 Lotomba)
  • Matchday 6 (12/12/2019)
    Rangers FC-BSC Young Boys

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • QUAL: All UEFA qualifiers
  • UEL: Current season total UEFA Europa League appearances from the group stage onwards prior to the current matchday
  • UEL: Total appearances in the UEFA Europa League, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.