Rangers’ youth team are through to the next round of the UEFA Youth League after edging past Young Boys on away goals. Their 2-2 draw at home (5-5 on aggregate), including goals from Nathan Young-Coombes and a late equaliser by Daniel Finlayson on the 81st minute, got them over the line.
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They will now face Slovakian outfit Slovan Bratislava in the second round in the first and last week of November, with the home leg being played first. It’s great news for the club to see the youth team doing so well considering the first team’s budget for wages and players can’t compete with the top clubs in England. Steven Gerrard even admitted it’s hard to compete financially with their city rivals back in March.
The Gers could save millions if they can bring through some talented youngsters, and the fans are excited about the prospect of seeing some of them play at Ibrox. When the club posted the final score on the Rangers Youth Academy Twitter account, fans rushed to the replies to congratulate the team on their progression.
FULL-TIME: Rangers 2-2 Young Boys (Agg 5-5)
👏 #RangersFC with the victory on away goals.
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) October 23, 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
young boys beating Young Boys
— Ibrox Loyal (@_IbroxLoyal) October 23, 2019
Well done. Fantastic result for Scottish and British football. ⚽🏴⚽🇬🇧⚽
— Gary Chittick 📷🏴 (@gbc123) October 23, 2019
Amazing. Further proof we have one of best academies in Europe currently. Next step is bringing these kids through 1st team
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) October 23, 2019
Deserved to go through over the 2 legs. Well done boys 👏👏👏
— Colin Stewart (@RFC_Colin) October 23, 2019
The future is bright with the young lads!
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) October 23, 2019
Rangers fans, who are you most excited about from this team?
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