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Rangers make history as they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-4 thanks to “a proper team performance”

By Muhammad Butt

Published: 21:08, 17 February 2022 | Updated: 22:45, 28 November 2022

Rangers secured a historic result as they thrashed Borussia Dortmund 2-4 in the Westfalenstadion.

Going into this tie much of the hype was focused on Dortmund but some experts like Jasmine Baba were pointing out that Dortmund were a ticking time bomb that could be exposed and that is exactly what Rangers did.

This was only the second-time in their history that Dortmund have conceded four goals in a home European tie, and the last time that happened was in 2016 when they hammered Legia Warsaw 8-4.

Back then, Dortmund went 0-1 down to Legia but after that they only conceded at 3-1, 6-2 and 7-3. That is to say, the game was not in the balance for the third and fourth goal, which is partly why Legia were able to do it.

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Tonight, however, the game was constantly in the balance and yet Rangers still walked away with a monumental, magic 2-4 win. No matter what Dortmund tried, Rangers always had an answer.

They took the lead just before half-time when James Tavernier coolly slotted home a penalty. Things got even better just three minutes later when a wonderful Joe Aribo flick was nodded home at the back-post by Alfredo Morelos.

Things continued in the second-half when a wonderful run from Ryan Kent was matched by an equally wonderful finish from John Lundstrum to make it 0-3. And even though Jude Bellingham pulled a goal back with a similar finish minutes later, Rangers kept going.

Five minutes after Bellingham had supposedly pulled Dortmund back into it, a lovely flowing move from Rangers saw Morelos force an own goal off Dan-Axel Zagadou to make it a quite incredible 1-4 score.

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The second-goal, in particular, impressed Kenny Miller in the BT Sport studio. “It’s a corner that I’ve seen Rangers work so many times,” said the striker, who scored 116 times for Rangers; “Aribo does this every corner, he gets across [the front-post].”

“I think the header’s going in, but Alfredo doing what all strikers should and I think he sticks it in from two inches.”

Former Rangers player Derek McInnes was fulsome in his praise for the whole display: “A proper team performance,” said the Scot. “They passed the ball better, they worked harder, they pressed better, they tackled harder. A proper team effort. A lot of players had their best games in a long-time.”