Rangers will face Portuguese outfit Braga in the last 32 of the Europa League in February after the teams were paired together in yesterday’s draw.
As noted by rangers.co.uk, it will be the first time that the two sides have played against each other, with the first leg scheduled to take place at Ibrox on Thursday, February 20th.
The second leg will be held six days later at Braga’s picturesque Estadio Municipal, with Rangers fans @atcolin and @OhItsSteely on Twitter sharing photos of the captivating view of the stadium from a nearby walking trail overlooking the venue.
Also, don’t worry about tickets in Braga. They have a hiking path with great views. pic.twitter.com/6WjJl24pyW
— Colin (@atcolin) December 16, 2019
The 30,154-capacity Estadio Municipal was built prior to Portugal’s staging of Euro 2004 and, having been carved out of a rock quarry, it consists of just two lateral stands connected by a steel string canopy, with rock faces behind each of the ends. [via stadiumguide.com]
The venue has been architecturally acclaimed, having won the Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award for the best new global design in 2006 (as archived from chi-athenaeum.org).
These Rangers fans on Twitter were awestruck by the pictures of Braga’s stadium, with one supporter renaming the overlooking walking trail ‘Morelos mound’:
— troy the gardener (@troy_gardener) December 16, 2019
What could possibly go wrong?🤷🏻♂️
— Eric Stewart (@EricStewart13) December 16, 2019
That’s a cracking looking stadium
— Stuart Philpott (@StuartyPhilpott) December 16, 2019
— tommy reed (@TommyReed3) December 16, 2019
10,000 bears half way up a mountain doing the bouncy!
— Craig Ingram (@Craigingram24) December 16, 2019
— Paul martin (@paulrm1980) December 16, 2019
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