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Steven Gerrard’s Rangers snatched an away draw against Villarreal

Many still don’t believe the fuss created in Scotland about Rangers. They believe Celtic is still champion and Rangers is long dead, but Steven Gerrard has brought a new revolution at Rangers. Very few would have got the sensation that Gerrard will be representing his team in Europe in his very first season on his managerial debut, and here he’s representing Rangers.

He has brought the club from a ramshackle to a competing force against Celtic. It’s not only about the Scottish domestic football, he has earned them a reputation in Europe by snatching a 2-2 away draw against Villarreal.

There is not going to be another Steven Gerrard

Carlos Bacca gave an early lead to the Yellow Submarines and they look threatening for most part of the game but Steven Gerrard’s men shown character in second-half to walk away with a points from Villarreal’s den.

Scott Arfield level the score with his 67th minute strike but it was soon restored by Gerard Moreno. Kyle Lafferty came to rescue for the visitors in earning an equalizer in 76th minute.

Villarreal do dominated the game with their 19 shots and almost 60% of possession, but Gerrard has lot more to cheer from the bench. However, he can still fill in the role of midfield if Rangers need his services on the pitch.

Gerrard in his post match comment told to Rangers TV , “We have unbelievable quality. I asked them to just show a little more belief and confidence. Second-half performances was very strong and we are a good team when we show it, when we believe, and when we go for the jugular. We can create the chances against anyone. It is a fantastic result and the message is watch the second half and start believing you are very good team.”

He adds, “We told them [players] we are capable of hurting Villarreal and the other teams in the group. I’m not going to say we deserved to win the game but to come here and put a point on the board, I’d have certainly taken it. This, on paper, is probably the toughest test for us in the group.”


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