Rangers handed tough Champions League play-off draw if they beat Union Saint-Gilloise

Rangers are handed tough Champions League play-off draw if they come through Union Saint-Gilloise clash, with Scottish side pitted against winner of Monaco vs PSV as they bid to reach group stage for first time in 10 years

Rangers have been drawn against the winners of either AS Monaco or PSV Eindhoven the Champions League play-offs.

The Europa League finalist are due to face Union Saint-Gilloise in the third qualifying round this evening.

The Ibrox side will travel to Belgium for the first leg of the third round qualifier, with the return fixture in Glasgow on August 9.

If Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s side, who were seeded for the draw, are scheduled to be at home first in the play-off tie, if they beat Belgians Union Saint-Gilloise.

Should Rangers be unsuccessful in the third qualifying round, they will go into the Europa League for a fifth consecutive season, but if they are successful the play-off round ties will take place over two legs on 16/17 and 23/24 August.

It’s been over 10 years since Rangers qualified for the group stage of UEFA’s premier tournament and last year’s shock upset defeat to Malmo will no doubt still be fresh in the mind.

More to follow… 

The Europa League finalist are due to face Union Saint-Gilloise in the third qualifying round

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