It is a world to which they had no longer had access since the liquidation of the club and its relegation to the 4th division pronounced on July 13, 2012. Twelve years after their last participation in the group stage of the Champions League, the Glasgow Rangers will be present during the draw for the C1 which will take place this Thursday in Istanbul. The Scottish club got rid of PSV Eindhoven this Wednesday evening (1-0) far too awkward with, in the wrong role, the former Niçois Walter Benitez once again.
Guilty of the second goal conceded by the Dutch in the first leg (2-2), the Franco-Argentinian goalkeeper can blame himself for having wanted to play short on Ramalho when the pressure exerted by the Rangers had intensified for a few minutes. Malik Tillman took the opportunity to steal the ball from Ramalho, author of poor control, before serving Antonio Colak, the only scorer of this return match. Despite several hot situations and a few flashes from former Parisian Xavi Simons, PSV never recovered.
In the other matches of the evening, FC Copenhagen managed to maintain their advantage in the first leg (2-1) on the lawn of Trabzonspor (0-0), and Dinamo Zagreb overthrew Bodo Glimt (4-1 after extra time to go: 0-1). The Croatian club only needed 4 minutes to erase their handicap from the first leg through Mislav Orsic before a marvel – amortization of the chest, chisel returned – from Bruno Petkovic (35th) allowed them to gain the upper hand over the Norwegian club. He finally relied on two goals from Drmic (117th) and Bockaj (120th) to get his ticket to the group stage while Gronbaek (70th) managed to restore hope to Bodo Glimt.
The Scottish club, the Danish club and the Croatian club will enter hat 4 in the draw, this Thursday at 6 p.m.