RANGERS are back in European action after coming agonisingly close to a famous Europa League triumph.

The Gers were beaten by Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties in Seville after a brilliant run to the final.

Former Portsmouth defender Christian Burgess is set to get his first taste of Champions League qualifying as he takes on Rangers with Union Saint-Gilloise

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Former Portsmouth defender Christian Burgess is set to get his first taste of Champions League qualifying as he takes on Rangers with Union Saint-GilloiseCredit: Getty
The likes of Ryan Kent will be looking to build on last season's impressive run to the Europa League final

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The likes of Ryan Kent will be looking to build on last season’s impressive run to the Europa League finalCredit: Willie Vass

And that defeat means they must now negotiate qualifying to enjoy Champions League football this season, as Celtic won the Scottish Premiership.

First up, they face an unpredictable tie with Belgian runners-up Union Saint-Gilloise.

The Brussels-based side finished in second position in the Jupiler Pro League, just a year after returning to the top flight for the first time in 49 years.

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What time does Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers kick off?

  • Union Saint-Gilloise host Rangers on Tuesday, August 2.
  • The match kicks off at 7.45pm UK time – 8.45pm local time.
  • It takes place at the Den Dreef Stadium, Leuven.
  • The match has been moved from Union Saint-Gilloise’s regular home ground, which does not meet Uefa standards.

What TV channel is Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers on and can I live stream it?

  • Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers is live on Premier Sports 1.
  • Coverage commences at 7.15pm – half an hour before kick-off.
  • To stream the game live, head to the Premier Player.

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Team news

Ianis Hagi is set to remain out for Rangers until November with a knee injury.

Further team news will follow following the Gers’ match at Livingston.

Latest odds

Union Saint-Gilloise 13/8

Draw 11/5

Rangers 7/5

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Friday, July 29



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