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RANGERS are hoping to overturn a one goal deficit when they welcome RB Leipzig to the Ibrox Stadium TONIGHT in their Europa League semi-final encounter.
A sensational 85th minute volley from RB Leipzig full-back Angelino was enough for the Bundesliga club to see out a 1-0 in Germany.
Angelino broke Rangers hearts with a stunning strike in the first legCredit: Willie Vass
The Gers will be hoping to pull off a win for their long-serving kitman Jimmy BellCredit: PA
Which was a well deserved lead having controlled 71% of the possession – completing over 700 passes in the game.
However, the Gers will have the full support of their home crowd this time round.
Also, Rangers will be desperate to win in honour of their legendary kitman Jimmy Bell, who tragically passed away.
What time does Rangers vs RB Leipzig kick off?
- Rangers go to battle with RB Leipzig TONIGHT – May 5.
- It is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm UK time.
- Ibrox Stadium will be the venue for the mouth-watering contest which holds approximately 50,000 spectators.
- Leipzig currently hold the advantage having beaten Rangers 1-0 in the first leg.
What TV channel is Rangers vs RB Leipzig on and can I live stream it?
- Rangers vs RB Leipzig will be broadcasted live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
- The coverage commences from 7pm UK time – one hour before kick-off.
- Subscription members have the option to stream the game live via the BT Sport website or the BT Sport app.
Kemar Roofe is pushing to return to the Rangers squad having missed the last three fixtures with a knee issue.
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Wales international Aaron Ramsey is also in contention for a starting place after shaking off his hamstring injury.
Whilst Ryan Jack and Glen Kamara are expected to feature from the start despite being named as substitutes on the weekend.
Elsewhere, Leipzig boss Domenico Todesco may have to be forced into one alteration for this huge fixture.
Josko Gvardiol was withdrawn early in the 3-1 loss to Borussia Mochengladbach on Monday due to a strain.
Which could see the defender miss out on the remainder of the semi-final.
90 minutes only
- Rangers to win 12/5
- Draw 13/5
- RB Leipzig to win EVS
To qualify (incl ET and PEN)
- Rangers to qualify 7/2
- RB Leipzig to qualify 1/5
*Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct as of Tuesday, May 3
No Kemar Roofe
No Kemar Roofe is a huge blow for Rangers.
It is the same team as last week for Rangers, as boss Van Bronckhorst has shown faith in Joe Aribo to lead the line once more.
Aaron Ramsey is fit enough to make the bench, and he could prove to be pivotal if the Gers are to go on and win this tie.
Kemar Roofe is a natural striker, that Rangers are missing at the moment.Credit: PA
Leipzig subs bench
Tschauner, Martinez, Simakan, Forsberg, Szboszlai, Adams, Mukiele, Halstenberg, Silva, Raebiger, Novoa
RB Leipzig starting line-up
Domenico Tedesco has three players returning from suspension tonight.
It is a forward thinking line-up, which looks like this:
Gulacsi, Angelino, Orban, Klostermann, Gvardiol, Henrichs, Kampl, Laimer, Olmo, Poulsen, Nkunku
McCrorie, McLaughlin, Diallo, Davis, Ramsey, Sands, Balogun, Sakala, Arfield, King, Lowry
Rangers starting line-up
Rangers XI: McGregor, Tavernier, Goldson, Bassey, Barisic, Jack, Lundstram, Kamara, Wright, Aribo, Kent
Leipzig team news
Gulacsi will be expected to keep his place in goal, with Willi Orban returning to the defence alongside Gvardiol, who has been a target for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel.
Goal scorer Angelino will continue at full back, and Christopher Nkunku will likely be the frontman tonight.
Andre Silva could be in the starting line-up after he was subbed on in the previous leg.
Rangers team news
The Glaswegian side still without Alfredo Morelos, Fil Helander and Ianis Hagi, however, Aaron Ramsey and Kemar Roofe could be fit for a return.
Ryan Kent will be expected to continue on the left hand side after his great performance in the first leg, with Captain James Tavernier playing a key role as ever.
Aaron Ramsey could be fit for some minutes tonight.Credit: Getty
Welcome to Rangers vs RB Leipzig
Good evening and welcome to SunSport’s coverage of Rangers vs RB Leipzig.
This is the second leg of the Europa League semi-final.
Rangers enter the tie losing 1-0 on aggregate, thanks to a late Angelino goal at the Red Bull Arena.
However, fans and players alike are confident that the Gers are more than capable of making a comeback at Ibrox tonight.
It is set to be a cracker.
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