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Watch: Villarreal Ensure Rangers Player Is Sent-Off After Referee Forgets

Watch: Villarreal Ensure Rangers Player Is Sent-Off After Referee Forgets

After spending the first-half looking a little out of their depth but clinging on to a 0-0 nevertheless, Rangers' chances of escaping tonight's Europa League tie with a win were further reduced thanks to some pesky Villarreal players.

Steven Gerrard's men started off the evening at the bottom of their Europa League group. However, with 5-points to their name, qualification for the last-32 remains a distinct possibility.

Yet, thanks to the pretty inane decision-making of Daniel Candeias, Rangers will have to fight through the second-half with ten-men.

Booked on the 36th minute, the Portuguese proceeded to get himself a second-yellow within ten minutes of this initial foul; upending a Villarreal opponent for good measure.

Copped in the commentary box that Candeias had already been booked, it appeared that the referee - despite booking him less than ten-minutes earlier - had forgotten this little detail. Booking Candeias again, the referee merely walked away to check on the player who had been on the receiving end of the tackle.

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If not for some considerably more clued in Villarreal players, Rangers may well have gotten away with it too.

In the end, Rangers held firm in the second-half and managed to secure a 0-0 draw that will see them travel to Vienna on the last day knowing a win will be enough to guarantee their progress.

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