Joe Aribo and Borna Barisic
Joe Aribo and Borna Barisic both scored as Rangers beat Royal Antwerp

Two late goals gave Rangers a thrilling Europa League win over Royal Antwerp in the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie in Belgium.

Borna Barisic held his nerve to score the second of two spot kicks, as the home side finished with 10 men.

Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent also scored for Steven Gerrard’s men as they maintained their unbeaten run in Europe.

And they are now big favourites to progress when the sides meet again next Thursday at Ibrox.

More to follow.


Royal Antwerp

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1Safar BeiranvandSubstituted forDe Wolfat 77′minutes
  • 4SeckBooked at 88mins
  • 31Le Marchand
  • 2de LaetBooked at 58mins
  • 30Ulineia Buta
  • 16GerkensSubstituted forMiyoshiat 90+2′minutes
  • 18HonglaSubstituted forGelinat 90+1′minutes
  • 15BoyaSubstituted forVerstraeteat 69′minutes
  • 94J Lukaku
  • 11RefaelovSubstituted forAmpomahat 90+2′minutes
  • 90Avenatti


  • 5Verstraete
  • 19Miyoshi
  • 22Nsimba
  • 23Ampomah
  • 26Gelin
  • 41Thiam
  • 48Pavlic
  • 63Van Den Bosch
  • 97De Wolf


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McGregor
  • 2TavernierSubstituted forBalogunat 24′minutes
  • 6Goldson
  • 5Helander
  • 31BarisicBooked at 44mins
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 64minsSubstituted forJackat 74′minutes
  • 10Davis
  • 18KamaraSubstituted forHagiat 74′minutes
  • 17Aribo
  • 20Morelos
  • 25RoofeSubstituted forKentat 45+5′minutesBooked at 53mins


  • 7Hagi
  • 8Jack
  • 11Itten
  • 14Kent
  • 23Wright
  • 24Stewart
  • 26Balogun
  • 28Simpson
  • 33McLaughlin

Georgi Kabakov

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Royal Antwerp 3, Rangers 4.

  2. Second Half ends, Royal Antwerp 3, Rangers 4.

  3. Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Nana Ampomah.

  4. Leon Balogun (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Foul by Jordan Lukaku (Royal Antwerp).

  6. Borna Barisic (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Foul by Aurélio Buta (Royal Antwerp).

  8. Koji Miyoshi (Royal Antwerp) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  9. Foul by Filip Helander (Rangers).

  10. Felipe Avenatti (Royal Antwerp) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution, Royal Antwerp. Koji Miyoshi replaces Pieter Gerkens.

  12. Substitution, Royal Antwerp. Nana Ampomah replaces Lior Refaelov.

  13. Substitution, Royal Antwerp. Jeremy Gelin replaces Martin Hongla.

  14. Goal! Royal Antwerp 3, Rangers 4. Borna Barisic (Rangers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  15. Second yellow card to Abdoulaye Seck (Royal Antwerp) for hand ball.

  16. Penalty conceded by Abdoulaye Seck (Royal Antwerp) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  17. Attempt blocked. Ryan Kent (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alfredo Morelos.

  18. Attempt blocked. Ritchie de Laet (Royal Antwerp) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

  19. Attempt saved. Abdoulaye Seck (Royal Antwerp) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lior Refaelov.

  20. Foul by Steven Davis (Rangers).