Тема: Rangers 3-1 Maribor: James Tavernier inspires Rangers' Europa League w
Rangers 3-1 Maribor: James Tavernier inspires Rangers' Europa League win
agent sbobet The Rangers skipper restored the lead for Steven Gerrard's side five minutes after the break. Skipper James Tavernier underlined his importance to Rangers as his penalty edged Steven Gerrard's men towards a 3-1 victory over Maribor at Ibrox. Gerrard staved off interest in the right-back from West Brom ahead of their Europa League showdown with the Slovenians and it was the captain who took on the responsibility of firing the Light Blues back in front after their sluggish first-half display had threaten to hand the visitors the first-leg momentum.
Alfredo Morelos was back in the side following his Pittodrie dismissal and was again at the thick of the drama, first putting Rangers ahead, agent sbobet then wasting a golden opportunity by getting himself caught offside before eventually winning the spot-kick that nudged the hosts back in front. Lassana Coulibaly's late header put daylight between the teams but Mitja Viler's strike for Maribor means there is still work to be done in next Thursday's return fixture.
With Tavernier leading the team out agent sbobet and Morelos restored to his starting slot following the red card - subsequently downgraded to yellow - that he received against the Dons, the hosts started with confidence, and it was the Colombian who gave Rangers the dream start with the opener inside five minutes. Arfield quickly fed the ball to Ryan Kent and while the Liverpool youngster's side-footed effort was stopped by Jasmin Handanovic, the Maribor keeper could do nothing as Morelos jumped on the rebound.
But rather than build on that opening, it was a ragged Rangers which emerged. A drop in focus seemed to sweep through the Light Blues, and even the usually dependable Allan McGregor had to be bailed out by Connor Goldson when he spilled a speculative strike from Aleks Pihler.Tavernier's timing had to be perfect again as another superb ball from Derisevic sent Denis Klinar sprinting in behind Jon Flanagan, with the captain making it just in time to deny Gregor Bajde a tap-in.