Benfica vs Rangers LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Europa League fixture tonight


The hosts currently lead the group on goal difference, though Steven Gerrard’s side are level on points with the Portuguese side, with six from two games.

Given third-placed Lech Poznan and bottom Standard Liege are yet to gain a single point in this season’s edition of the competition, the winner of Rangers’ clash with Benfica is all but guaranteed a place in the last 32. Follow live updates below:

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4’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers

Rangers just trying to settle things down now after that early concession of the goal. A few set-pieces and throws get them up the pitch, though there’s not much in the way of attacking build-up play yet.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 18:02

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GOAL! 1’ – Benfica 1-0 Rangers

What a terrible start for Rangers. They don’t clear the initial ball, Pizzi pulls the ball back from the byline and Goldson ricochets it in off his shins for an own goal.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:59

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KICK OFF

We are underway in Lisbon!

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:56

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Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:45

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GERRARD THOUGHTS PRE-GAME

“It’s a massive test for us, a big challenge. Benfica have a very technical side with players capable of hurting you.

“We need to defend really well, be strong and organised and take our chances as well.”

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:45

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GOAL TRAIL

21 in 37 for Morelos in Europe for Rangers – he’s the club’s equal-highest scorer in Continental matches alongside Ally McCoist. All have come in the Europa League for the modern-day striker.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:42

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RANGERS SET-UP

Slightly more reserved tonight perhaps for Rangers? The midfield could be there to set up rather more solid and supporting, rather than powering forward to aid the front line.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 17:36

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RECENT FORM

Rangers beat Kilmarnock 1-0 in the SPL, recording a mighty ninth straight win in all competitions.

Even more impressive, it was a sixth clean sheet in succession for Gerrard’s side.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 16:58

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RECENT FORM

Benfica were hammered 3-0 by Boavista at the weekend, a surprise result and their first defeat of the season after having started with five straight wins.

It leaves them second in the Primeira Liga table, one point behind city rivals Sporting CP.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 16:57

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UEFA PLANS

It’s the UEFA Europa League tonight, but next summer is the delayed UEFA European Championships. Here’s all the latest on the much-debated plans to relocate.

Karl Matchett5 November 2020 16:46

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