Rangers vs Real Betis LIVE: Europa League latest score and goal updates

Sign up to Miguel Delaney’s Reading the Game newsletter sent straight to your inbox for free

Sign up to Miguel’s Delaney’s free weekly newsletter

Thanks for signing up to the
Football email

Michael Beale’s Rangers get underway in the Europa League tonight after a tough time in the Champions League qualifiers saw them drop out of the competition after a 5-1 defeat against PSV.

The 2022 finalists face Manuel Pellegrini’s Real Betis, who haven’t managed to make it past the round of 16 since their debut in the renamed edition of the European tournament in 2013–14.

This is the first-ever meeting between the two sides, and each will hope to get some valuable points in the board to try and secure automatic qualification for the knockout stages. Follow all the latest updates from LASK vs Liverpool below and get all the latest football odds here.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

21 mins: Chance! Bravo finds a good long pass to Abner, who plays the ball on to Ezzalzouli.

The winger manages to break in behind the defence, and tries a shot from a tight angle against Butland.

The goalkeeper’s save is unconvincing as it is palmed back into the area, but the ball is eventually cleared to safety.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

18 mins: Rangers are struggling to find passes in midfield so far in the early part of this game, and have gifted the ball straight back to Manuel Pelligrini’s side on a number of occassions.

So far they have looked most dangerous when looking for the long ball in-behind.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

16 mins: A slight break in play as Ezzalzouli receives treatment following a head clash with Ben Davies.

The 21-year-old is soon up and ready to go, and a drop ball restarts the game.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

15 mins: Matondo has gifted possession to Betis a couple of times now, with the Spanish side winning a corner after an extended spell around Rangers’ box.

The resulting delivery is headed away comfortably, with Betis retaining possession in the final third of the pitch, before Ezzalzouli’s long range effort is comfortably dealt with by Butland.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

11 mins: Bravo shanks out a clearance on his left foot, for Rangers to have a throw deep into the Spanish side’s half.

Michael Beale’s men fail to keep possession however and Igelsias eventually wins a free-kick.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

9 mins: Betis understandbly look as though they will probably control the majority of possession in this match, with Rangers looking to punish the Spanish side by breaking forward with pace should they rob them of the ball.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

4 mins: Chance! A fantastic outside of the boot pass from Kemar Roofe plays Rabbi Matondo through from just past the half-way line, but the winger couldn’t set himself properly and ended up hitting a tame shot at Bravo who clutched onto the ball gratefully.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

3 mins: A Betis corner is headed away, but a resulting delivery whipped in from the second phase looked very dangerous.

Luckily the ball ran out for Rangers to take possession.

Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

1’ – A loose ball from Betis aimed at Pezzella is intercepted by Kemar Roofe, but the referee blows for a foul in the build-up before the forward can try and create a chance.

Kick off! Rangers 0-0 Real Betis

Betis get us underway here at The Ibrox, immediately trying some quick combination passing down the left-hand side which peters out for a Rangers throw.

Source: Read Full Article