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UEFA Europa League: Royal Antwerp FC - Rangers FC Match press kits

UEFA Europa League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Royal Antwerp FCRoyal Antwerp FCBosuil - DeurneThursday 18 February 2021
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Round of 32, First leg
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Royal Antwerp FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/10/1989R2Dundee United FC - Royal Antwerp FC3-2
agg: 3-6
DundeePaatelainen 42, O'Neill 61, Clark 87; Lehnhoff 18, Claesen 21
17/10/1989R2Royal Antwerp FC - Dundee United FC4-0
DeurneGeilenkirchen 23, Van Rooy 24, 31, Claesen 48

Rangers FC - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Europa League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/12/2020GSRangers FC - R. Standard de Liège3-2
GlasgowGoldson 39, Tavernier 45+1 (P), Arfield 63; Lestienne 6, Čop 41
22/10/2020GSR. Standard de Liège - Rangers FC0-2
LiegeTavernier 19 (P), Roofe 90+3
UEFA Champions League
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/03/1993GSRangers FC - Club Brugge2-1
GlasgowDurrant 41, Nisbet 72; Staelens 52
03/03/1993GSClub Brugge - Rangers FC1-1BrugesDziubinski 44; Huistra 73
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/02/1962QFRangers FC - R. Standard de Liège2-0
agg: 3-4
GlasgowBrand 28, Caldow 89 (P)
07/02/1962QFR. Standard de Liège - Rangers FC4-1
LiegeClaessen 7, Crossan 40, 51, Vliers 56; Wilson 18
European Champions Clubs' Cup
DateStageMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
23/09/1959PRRSC Anderlecht - Rangers FC0-2
agg: 2-7
BrusselsMatthew 67, McMillan 72
16/09/1959PRRangers FC - RSC Anderlecht5-2
GlasgowMillar 1, Scott 2, Matthew 48, Baird 65, 73 (P); Stockman 52, Dewael 64
HomeAwayFinalTotal
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Royal Antwerp FC110010010000210163
Rangers FC44004211000086111810

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Match background Only this chapter

A place in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 awaits one of Antwerp and Rangers as the teams from Belgium and Scotland come together for the first time in UEFA competition.

• Antwerp finished second in Group J during the autumn, their 12-point tally one fewer than section winners Tottenham Hotspur, who leapfrogged them with a 2-0 win in London on Matchday 6. Rangers, meanwhile, topped their group in impressive style, doing the double over both Lech Poznań and Antwerp's domestic rivals Standard Liège as well as holding Benfica to two draws.

Previous meetings
• Antwerp's only previous UEFA tie against Scottish opposition dates back to October 1989 and a 6-3 aggregate win over Dundee United in the second round of the UEFA Cup (4-0 h, 2-3 a).

• A 4-1 defeat by Standard in 1962 that contributed towards a 4-3 aggregate loss in the European Cup quarter-final is Rangers' only reverse in eight games against Belgian opposition (W6 D1), the two most recent being the Group D fixtures against Standard in the autumn, which the Glasgow giants won 2-0 away and 3-2 at home, skipper James Tavernier scoring a penalty in each game and striker Kemar Roofe capping the victory in Belgium with a spectacular goal from his own half.

Form guide
Antwerp
• Antwerp beat champions Club Brugge 1-0 in the 2019/20 Belgian Cup final – the club's first victory in the competition for 28 years – to secure a place in the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time.

• Last season Antwerp returned to European competition for the first time in a quarter of a century but were unable to negotiate their way through UEFA Europa League qualifying. However, this term they are through to the knockout phase, having won four of the six games on their group stage debut, including a memorable 1-0 home success against Tottenham, to finish two points ahead of third-placed LASK Linz. Since the group stage the club have replaced their cup-winning Croatian coach Ivan Leko with legendary former Belgian international Franky Vercauteren.

• This is Antwerp's first springtime European fixture since the 1992/93 European Cup Winners' Cup final, which they lost 1-0 to Parma at Wembley.

• Since then the Great Old have won three and lost five of their eight European home games, the victory against Spurs in this season's group stage accompanied by a 0-1 reverse against LASK and a 3-1 win against Ludogorets.

Rangers
• Rangers were in second place 13 points behind Celtic when the 2019/20 Scottish Premiership came to a premature end. They also enjoyed a lengthy run in Europe, progressing from the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League all the way to the round of 16, where, as Scotland's last team standing, they were eliminated by Bayer Leverkusen (1-3 h, 0-1 a).

• Steven Gerrard's side came through three qualifiers to reach this season's group stage, beating Lincoln Red Imps (5-0) and Willem II (4-0) on the road before a 2-1 play-off success against Galatasaray at Ibrox. They made it five wins out of five by beating Standard and Lech (1-0 h) in the first two games of Group D before holding Benfica 3-3 in Lisbon and 2-2 in Glasgow and then posting second wins against their Belgian and Polish opponents to seal top spot.

• The Gers have won both of their previous UEFA Europa League round of 32 ties, overcoming Sporting CP on away goals in 2010/11 (1-1 h, 2-2 a) and another Portuguese club, Braga, last season (3-2 h, 1-0 a). They also won back-to-back UEFA Cup round of 32 ties in 2006/07 (v Hapoel Tel-Aviv, 1-2 a, 4-0 h) and 2007/08 (v Panathinaikos, 0-0 h, 1-1 a), going on to reach the final in the latter campaign.

• That 1-0 victory at Braga was Rangers' first on the road in the UEFA Europa League proper, their away record in the competition, group stage to final, now standing at W3 D6 L4. There have been no away defeats in Europe this season (W4 D1), with clean sheets in four of those five matches.

Links and trivia
• Rangers' Ryan Jack is one game away from making his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition.

• Rangers' Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi spent the first half of 2019/20 in Belgium with Genk before joining the Scottish club on loan.

• Roofe joined Rangers from Anderlecht in August 2020. His final match for the Brussels club was a 0-0 draw away to Antwerp on 27 December 2019.

• Antwerp striker Dieumerci Mbokani and Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor were both at English club Hull City during the first half of the 2016/17 season.

• Only one of Rangers manager Gerrard's 114 international appearances for England came against Belgium; he captained his country to a 1-0 friendly win at Wembley on 2 June 2012.

• One of six UEFA Europa League group stage debutants in 2020/21, Antwerp are now one of five appearing in the knockout phase of the competition for the first time, the others being Granada, Hoffenheim, Leicester City and Wolfsberg.

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Team facts Only this chapter

Royal Antwerp FC
Formed:
1880
Nickname: The Great Old

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1993)

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 4 (1957)
Belgian Cup: 3 (2020)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League unless indicated otherwise)
2019/20: play-offs
2018/19:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2017/18:
did not take part in UEFA competition
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15:
 did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA competition
2011/12: did not take part in UEFA competition
2010/11:
did not take part in UEFA competition

Records
UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
4-0 twice, most recently v Nea Salamis
05/07/97, UEFA Intertoto Cup group stage

• Biggest away win
1-4: Zürich v Antwerp
14/09/83, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Antwerp v Newcastle
13/04/94, UEFA Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6
-0: Real Madrid v Antwerp
28/11/57, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League
• Biggest home win
4-0:
Antwerp v Dundee United
17/10/89, second round first leg

• Biggest away win
1-4: Zürich v Antwerp (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-5: Antwerp v Newcastle (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
5
-2: Newcastle v Antwerp
27/09/94, UEFA Cup first round second leg

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=2646166.html#club+facts+antwerp

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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)
2019/20:
round of 16
2018/19:
group stage
2017/18: first qualifying round
2016/17: did not take part in UEFA competition
2015/16: did not take part in UEFA competition
2014/15: did not take part in UEFA competition
2013/14: did not take part in UEFA competition
2012/13: did not take part in UEFA 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)

Records
UEFA club competition

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

• Biggest away win
0-8: Valletta v Rangers
14/09/83, European 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 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 twice, most recently v Lincoln Red Imps
17/09/20, second qualifying round

• Heaviest home defeat
1-3: Rangers v Leverkusen
12/03/20, round of 16 first leg
0-2: Rangers v Auxerre
15/12/04, group stage

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

https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuropaleague/news/newsid=858204.html#club+facts+rangers

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Royal Antwerp FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Group stage
    Group J - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Tottenham Hotspur641115513
    Royal Antwerp FC64028512
    LASK6312111210
    PFC Ludogorets 194560067190
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    PFC Ludogorets 1945 1-2 Royal Antwerp FC
    1-0 Marin 46, 1-1 Gerkens 63, 1-2 Refaelov 70
    Butez, De Laet, Juklerod, Refaelov (72 Buta), Gerkens, Hongla (80 Verstraete), Miyoshi, Batubinsika, Benavente (59 Ampomah), Gelin, Haroun
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Royal Antwerp FC 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
    1-0 Refaelov 29
    Butez, De Laet, Seck, Juklerod, Refaelov (88 Benavente), Gerkens, Hongla (69 Verstraete), Miyoshi (58 Buta), Gelin, Haroun, Mbokani
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    Royal Antwerp FC 0-1 LASK
    0-1 Eggestein 55
    Butez, De Laet, Seck, Verstraete (65 Ampomah), Juklerod (75 Benavente), Refaelov (86 J. Lukaku), Gerkens, Hongla, Miyoshi (63 Buta), Haroun (86 Boya), Mbokani
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    LASK 0-2 Royal Antwerp FC
    0-1 Refaelov 53, 0-2 Gerkens 83
    Butez, De Laet, Seck, Juklerod (80 Buta), Refaelov (88 Benson), Gerkens, Hongla, Miyoshi (80 J. Lukaku), Batubinsika, Benavente (66 Ampomah), Haroun
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Royal Antwerp FC 3-1 PFC Ludogorets 1945
    1-0 Hongla 19, 1-1 Despodov 53, 2-1 De Laet 72, 3-1 Benson 87
    Butez, De Laet, Seck, Juklerod (64 Benson), Refaelov (77 Buta), Gerkens (85 Mbokani), Hongla (77 Boya), Miyoshi, Benavente (64 Ampomah), Gelin, Haroun
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Royal Antwerp FC
    1-0 Carlos Vinícius 57, 2-0 Lo Celso 71
    Beiranvand, Seck (72 Verstraete), Refaelov (46 Ampomah), Hongla (58 Boya), Batubinsika, Benavente, Gelin, Benson (72 Miyoshi), Buta, Haroun, J. Lukaku (58 Juklerod)
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    Royal Antwerp FC-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    Rangers FC-Royal Antwerp FC

Rangers FC

  • UEFA Europa League - Second qualifying round
    (17/09/2020)
    Lincoln Red Imps FC 0-5 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 21, 0-2 Goldson 45+4, 0-3 Morelos 67, 0-4 Defoe 84, 0-5 Morelos 88
    A. McGregor, Tavernier (46 Morelos), Edmundson, Goldson, Hagi, Itten (66 Defoe), Kamara, Stewart, Roofe (42 Patterson), Barišić, Arfield
  • Third qualifying round
    (24/09/2020)
    Willem II 0-4 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 22 (P) , 0-2 Kent 25, 0-3 Helander 55, 0-4 Goldson 71
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Hagi, S. Davis, Kent (72 Jones), Kamara, Morelos (79 Itten), Barišić (74 Ughelumba), Arfield
  • Play-off
    (01/10/2020)
    Rangers FC 2-1 Galatasaray AŞ
    1-0 Arfield 52, 2-0 Tavernier 59, 2-1 Marcão 87
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Hagi (78 Jack), S. Davis, Kent, Kamara, Morelos (87 Itten), Barišić, Arfield
  • Group stage
    Group D - Group Standings
    ClubPldWDLGFGAPts
    Rangers FC642013714
    SL Benfica633018912
    R. Standard de Liège61147144
    KKS Lech Poznań61056143
    Matchday 1 (22/10/2020)
    R. Standard de Liège 0-2 Rangers FC
    0-1 Tavernier 19 (P) , 0-2 Roofe 90+3
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Hagi (67 Aribo), Jack, Kent, Kamara, Morelos (74 Roofe), Balogun, Barišić (43 Ughelumba), Arfield
  • Matchday 2 (29/10/2020)
    Rangers FC 1-0 KKS Lech Poznań
    1-0 Morelos 68
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Hagi (69 Aribo), S. Davis, Kent (81 Barker), Kamara, Roofe (62 Morelos), Balogun, Barišić, Arfield (81 Jack)
  • Matchday 3 (05/11/2020)
    SL Benfica 3-3 Rangers FC
    1-0 Goldson 2 (og) , 1-1 Diogo Gonçalves 24 (og) , 1-2 Kamara 25, 1-3 Morelos 51, 2-3 Rafa Silva 77, 3-3 Nuñez 90+1
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Helander, Goldson, Jack, S. Davis, Kent, Aribo (69 Arfield), Kamara, Morelos, Barišić
  • Matchday 4 (26/11/2020)
    Rangers FC 2-2 SL Benfica
    1-0 Arfield 7, 2-0 Roofe 69, 2-1 Tavernier 78 (og) , 2-2 Pizzi 81
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, S. Davis, Kent, Kamara, Morelos, Roofe, Balogun, Barišić, Arfield
  • Matchday 5 (03/12/2020)
    Rangers FC 3-2 R. Standard de Liège
    0-1 Lestienne 6, 1-1 Goldson 39, 1-2 Čop 41, 2-2 Tavernier 45+1 (P) , 3-2 Arfield 63
    A. McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, S. Davis, Kent, Kamara, Morelos (79 Aribo), Roofe (89 Itten), Balogun, Barišić (88 Ughelumba), Arfield (86 Zungu)
  • Matchday 6 (10/12/2020)
    KKS Lech Poznań 0-2 Rangers FC
    0-1 Itten 31, 0-2 Hagi 72
    McLaughlin, Goldson, Hagi (76 Kent), Itten (80 Morelos), Zungu (76 Barker), Patterson (66 Tavernier), Aribo, Kamara, Balogun (80 Ughelumba), Barišić, Arfield
  • Round of 32
    Matchday 7 (18/02/2021)
    Royal Antwerp FC-Rangers FC
  • Matchday 8 (25/02/2021)
    Rangers FC-Royal Antwerp FC

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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.