Rangers v Braga LIVE commentary and team news: Gers seek to reverse Europa League tie and reach semi-finals


Rangers will need a big performance to reach the Europa League semi-finals as they look to reverse their bond with Braga.

Braga beat Gers 1-0 in Portugal last week in the quarter-final first leg thanks to Abel Ruiz’s winner.

Van Bronckhorst’s Rangers take on Braga in the Europa League
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Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s men will now host the Primeira Liga side and will need to be at their best to turn the tide.

Rangers, who recently lost at home to Old Firm rivals Celtic, won 4-0 at St Mirren on Sunday.

The Glasgow giants will face Celtic again in the Scottish Cup semi-finals this weekend, but first they will have to focus fully on Braga.

The winner of this tie will face either Atalanta or RB Leipzig in the semi-finals with their level tied at 1-1.

Rangers v Braga: How to listen

This match will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14.

Full Ibrox coverage will be exclusively live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Comments will come from Sam Matterface and former Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam.

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Rangers v Braga LIVE commentary and team news: Gers seek to reverse Europa League tie and reach semi-finals
Rangers have impressed in the Europa League so far
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Rangers v Braga: Team news

Rangers defender Filip Helander is out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

The Swede had to retire in the first half of Sunday’s win over St Mirren at Paisley.

Van Bronckhorst said: “Filip’s injury is not good so we don’t have him for the rest of the season.

“He had a history of injuries, unfortunately for him and unfortunately for us not being able to pick him.

“I don’t know if he needs surgery yet, but he has a foot injury, an injury he also suffered in the other foot, so all I can say now is is that we’re going to make sure he’s ready for pre-season next season.

The Gers boss has also revealed that John Lundstram, who left with a knock against St Mirren, will train ahead of the clash with Braga.

He said: “John is training [Wednesday]so hopefully he will pass the training and be available for Braga.

Calvin Bassey and Ryan Jack missed the trip to Paisley but Van Bronckhorst said: “Both are available for Braga.”

Rangers v Braga LIVE commentary and team news: Gers seek to reverse Europa League tie and reach semi-finals
Rangers will need a huge performance to see Braga
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Rangers v Braga: What was said?

Van Bronckhorst is looking for a great performance from his side to overtake Braga and advance to the semi-finals.

He said: “We knew he was a very good opponent. We had a result that we can surpass tomorrow.

“When you play against an opponent, you have a better view of the team and the individual players. We have prepared well for tomorrow again.

“It’s a big game that needs a big performance from everyone, but I’m confident we can get a good result.

“Obviously the first game is different from the second game.

“We know what the task is, we know where we can improve, so for us it’s just about making sure we play as we can, at our peak, because you need that at this stage. in Europe of course. We will be ready for tomorrow.

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