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Rangers Officially Worst Champions League Team Ever

Rangers Officially Worst Champions League Team Ever

Rangers,that use to parade Super Eagles stars Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo, were left with the worst ever Champions League group stage record after their 3-1 defeat to Ajax at Ibrox on Tuesday night.

The Scottish giants were back in the Champions League after a 12-year absence but ended up losing twice to Ajax, Liverpool and Napoli.

Rangers conceded 22 times and scored only twice for a goal difference of -20 – which is the worst of any side who have lost all six matches in the history of the competition.

Having started with a 4-0 defeat in the Netherlands, Rangers lost 3-0 at home to Napoli and 2-0 at Anfield before scoring their first goal in game four.

Scott Arfield’s strike came before Liverpool scored seven in Scotland, with a 3-0 defeat in Italy followed by the 3-1 Ajax loss this week in which James Tavernier scored a penalty.

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Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst was understandably disappointed by the performance in their last group game, as well as the six games as a whole.

“To compete against Ajax we needed to have the pressure moments but we weren’t able to create those moments. We lacked a little bit of energy to keep pressing high,” he told BT Sport.

“Well, they had six days off – their league is thinking about their players. They played their last game on Wednesday and they come here really fresh.

“We, of course, we played a game and have some injuries. We tried but these are teams that are competing for several years at this level. It’s our first after 12 years.”

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