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Legia Fans Unfurl Pope John Paul II Banner As Rangers Progess To Europa League

Legia Fans Unfurl Pope John Paul II Banner As Rangers Progess To Europa League

Scotland's big two both progressed to the Europa League group stage as both Celtic and Rangers enjoyed victories last night.

A late Alfredo Morelos was enough for Steven Gerrard's side at a lively Ibrox. It came after travelling fans set off a massive pyrotechnic display that temporarily halted the game. Rangers had to close off 3,000 seats as a result of the sectarian chants that marred previous games in the competition and Warsaw fans responded with a banner depicting the late Pope John Paul II.

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When asked who he wanted in the group stage, a smiling Gerrard suggested Manchester United would be a welcome tie: "I wouldn't mind parking the bus at Old Trafford." The draw will take place on Friday at 2pm BST.

Elsewhere, Celtic enjoyed a 4-1 win over AIK in Sweden to go through 6-1 on aggregate. There was no such luck for Linfield who went out against Dundalk's conquerers Qarabag on away goals.

SEE ALSO: Cantona Bemuses All With Strange Speech Before Champions League Draw

 

Maurice Brosnan

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