RANGERS are looking to hold on to their lead in the Last 32 tie against Braga.

Steven Gerrard’s men won 3-2 at Ibrox last week thanks to a Ianis Hagi double.

 Ianis Hagi, son of Gheorghe, netted twice in the first leg for Rangers


Ianis Hagi, son of Gheorghe, netted twice in the first leg for RangersCredit: Reuters

But with two away goals, the Portuguese outfit know a 1-0 victory will send Rangers crashing out of the competition.

What time does Braga vs Rangers kick off?

This Europa League Last 32 second leg will takes place tonight.

This match has been moved from its usual Thursday slot so as not to clash with Porto’s game with Leverkusen tomorrow.

It will kick off at 5pm UK time – that is the same time in Portugal but 12pm ET.

The match will be held at Estadio Municipal de Braga.

It is being played on Wednesday for security purposes, due to nearby Porto also playing at home this week.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it for FREE?

Braga vs Rangers will be shown live on BT Sport 3, with coverage underway from 4.30pm.

BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.

Alternatively, EE phone customers can watch the action for FREE with a three-month trial on the BT Sport app – just text SPORT to 150.

For US viewers, tune into TUDN.

What is the team news?

Rangers will be without Jermain Defoe and Filip Helander for the clash, while Borna Barisic is also expected to miss out.

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Meanwhile, Braga goalkeeper Eduardo is unavailable, meaning Matheus is likely to start.

Vitor Tormena and Wallace are also sidelined.

Stat attack!

  • The first leg was the first meeting between the two clubs
  • Braga have only gotten past this stage on four occasions in the past – including reaching the final in 2011
  • Rangers star Ianis Hagi is looking to emulate his father by winning Europe’s second competition – 20 years after Gheorghe won it with Galatasaray

What are the odds?

Braga are heavy favourites to beat Rangers, who are 3/1 to be victorious in Portugal.

Another goal for Hagi is being priced at 7/2, or 40/1 to grab a brace – repeating the feat from the Ibrox leg.

Yet, the match could still go to extra time if it finishes 3-2, which is also a 40/1 shot.

Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.



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