Bayer Leverkusen may have eliminated their club from the Europa League but many Glasgow Rangers fans have magnanimously expressed their best wishes to the Bundesliga outfit for the remainder of the tournament.
Peter Bosz’s side defeated the ‘Gers 1-0 in the second leg of their last 16 tie yesterday evening to complete a 4-1 aggregate victory and, considering that the home side had 15 shots to the Light Blues’ four, it would be fair to say that their win was deserved and they now play Inter Milan in the quarter-finals on Monday, as per @bayer04_en.
⚫️🔴 FINAL 🔴⚫️
We're through to the #UEL quarter-finals!!
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) August 6, 2020
Despite the disappointment of seeing their European involvement come to an end, Steven Gerrard and his squad can take pride in taking the ‘Gers to their best placing in a continental competition since 2011, with their run to the last 16 helping to boost Scotland’s UEFA coefficient enough to earn the nation a second Champions League berth from next season.
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Many ‘Gers fans had already praised Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Simon Rolfes after he recently spoke highly of the atmosphere at Ibrox in the first leg and, having seen their team outclassed by the German side, these supporters of the Glasgow club took to Twitter to wish their “very classy” Bundesliga counterparts well for the rest of the Europa League:
Well done Leverkusen, you were a class act over both legs and deserve to go through. As disappointing as it is, from where the club was a few years getting to the last 16 is a fantastic achievement. https://t.co/hUUp1gxci3
— Thomas Hughes (@CllrTomHughes) August 6, 2020
Well done Leverkusen👏We were beat today by a very classy side.Good luck in the rest of the competition🔵
— TrueBlue72🇬🇧 (@True_Blue_1872) August 6, 2020
Please go on and win it!
— Allan Aikman (@Thistledubhme) August 6, 2020
Congratulations to Leverkusen, the best team won.
Good luck in the remaining rounds.
It would be nice for us to say we were knocked out by the eventual winners.
— HARRIS PROPERTY (@AlanHarrisSpain) August 6, 2020
Well done @bayer04_en ! Class opponent and far to good for us. All the best in the rest of the competition 👏 👍
— David Sutherland (@DSutherland97) August 6, 2020
Some team. Cant complain with being knocked out to that squad. Hope yous go and win it
— Declan (@Declan_72) August 6, 2020
A deserved win over the 2 legs. Congratulations. Best of luck.
— David Whyte (@Soulstorm99) August 6, 2020
Well played. Great side.
— Bryan Spark (@BryanSpark2) August 6, 2020
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