Rangers v Villarreal

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Summary

  1. Lafferty shot from distance is pushed over the bar
  2. Middleton nudges in Tavernier cross, but is flagged offside
  3. McGregor denies Toko Ekambi twice in one-on-one situations
  4. Candeias sent off after two bookings
  5. Rapid win in Moscow to lead group
  6. Unmarked Sinclair heads in deep Forrest cross to give Celtic win
  7. Celtic now just need a point to reach knockout stages
  8. GET INVOLVED #bbcsportscot

Live Reporting

By Colin Moffat

All times stated are UK

  1. FULL-TIME Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Ten-Rangers hold on. The mission is clear now. Win away to Rapid Vienna on 13 December and they will go through to the round of 32.

  2. ‘Rangers have coped extremely well’

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Willie Miller

    Former Scotland defender on BBC Radio Scotland

    Quote Message: In a way, defensively it’s helped Rangers. They have coped with it extremely well going into a very solid shape and restricted Villarreal who are taking too many touches and making too many misplaced passes whenever they get into key areas

    In a way, defensively it’s helped Rangers. They have coped with it extremely well going into a very solid shape and restricted Villarreal who are taking too many touches and making too many misplaced passes whenever they get into key areas

  3. Four minutes added

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Are the home side on track to protect their unbeaten home record this season?

  4. YELLOW CARD Flanagan (Rangers), Alvaro (Villarreal)

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Jon Flanagan is booked for taking the legs away from lively Villarreal sub Samuel Chukwueze.

    Rangers repel the free-kick and Glenn Middleton is prevented from starting a counter-attack as he dragged down by Alvaro.

  5. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    That’s a bad miss. Morlanes whips a lovely ball into the mixer and Funes Mori gets there right in front of goal, with Allan McGregor totally exposed. However, the former Everton defender gets too much on it and steers the ball over the top from close range.

  6. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Into the last five minutes. Remember, a win would take Rangers top of the group. A draw or a defeat would leave the Ibrox men needing a win at Rapid Vienna on the final evening of group action.

  7. One eye on Vienna mission

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Tom English

    BBC Scotland’s chief sports writer

    Quote Message: I can’t see Rangers winning this. They look like being faced with the job of going to Rapid Vienna and winning. I’ve been looking up Rapid’s home form in this season’s Europa League. They’ve beaten Slovan Bratislava 4-0. They’ve beaten Steaua Bucharest 3-1. They’ve beaten Spartak Moscow 2-0 and they’ve drawn 0-0 with Villarreal. That’s pretty formidable form.

    I can’t see Rangers winning this. They look like being faced with the job of going to Rapid Vienna and winning. I’ve been looking up Rapid’s home form in this season’s Europa League. They’ve beaten Slovan Bratislava 4-0. They’ve beaten Steaua Bucharest 3-1. They’ve beaten Spartak Moscow 2-0 and they’ve drawn 0-0 with Villarreal. That’s pretty formidable form.

  8. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Another good stop from Allan McGregor as he gets down to push away a raking effort from Samuel Chukwueze.

  9. Post update

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    Kyle Lafferty is on for Alfredo Morelos and the substitute makes an immediate impact, firing in a rocket from long range that needs tipped over by Andres Fernandez.

    That has got the Rangers fans making some serious noise again.

  10. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Glenn Middleton knocks the ball in from a James Tavernier cross but the teenage winger had gone too early and was a good bit offside.

    Glenn Middleton

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  11. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Kyle Lafferty is warming up on the sidelines… Could the big striker unsettle the Villarreal defence? He did score the second equaliser over at El Madrigal 10 weeks ago.

  12. Post update

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    Villarreal make their third change as 19 year-old Nigerian Samuel Chukwueze enters the fray in place of Pablo Fornals.

  13. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Rangers just can’t keep hold of the ball as they invite more and more pressure from the visitors. Should the depleted hosts be looking at their bench? This is a tough shift for the 10 men.

  14. Cazorla on for Villarreal

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    The visitors make a double change, with former Arsenal schemer Santi Cazorla on, along with Gerard Moreno.

    Carlos Bacca and Manu Trigueros are the men making way.

  15. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Rangers are all over the place at the back as Connor Goldson looks like he’s done enough to stop Carlos Bacca only to let the striker back in. The Villarreal man then takes a clumsy touch and the ball ricochets off a few legs before the hosts can clear.

  16. Post update

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    More warm applause for Allan McGregor as the keeper comes racing out to slide and push the ball away from the feet of Toko Ekambi.

    The Cameroon international will be wondering what he has to do to get the better of the Rangers goalie.

    Allan McGregor to the rescue again

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  17. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    The Spaniards are stepping up the pressure as Toko Ekambi dances his way into the box and stands up a cross for Carlos Bacca. The striker’s looping header is drifting wide but covering defender Connor Goldson takes no chances, nodding the ball away.

  18. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Allan McGregor dives low to his left to keep out a strike from Villarreal captain Mario Gaspar, who was running on to a pass near the edge of the penalty area.

  19. Post update

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal

    Corner to Villarreal. It’s taken short then Glenn Middleton nips in to break it up. The Spaniards in no hurry to take the throw-in.

  20. KICK-OFF

    Rangers 0-0 Villarreal