Sun. May 22nd, 2022

Match report as Glen Kamara is dismissed as Rangers lose 1-0 at Sparta Prague in the Europa League; David Hancko’s first-half header proves to be the difference between the two sides; Rangers stay bottom of Group A and now face Brondby in back-to-back games

By Richard Morgan

Rangers’ Europa League hopes suffered a blow as they lost 1-0 at Sparta Prague, with the visitors’ chances not helped by Glen Kamara’s second-half sending-off.

David Hancko’s 29th-minute looping header ultimately proved the difference between the two teams in a tightly fought contest at the Generali Arena.

However, just as Steven Gerrard’s side were threatening to draw level in the Czech capital, Kamara – who had been booed whenever he touched the ball – picked up a second yellow card after an innocuous challenge with 16 minutes to go, leaving Rangers with a mountain to climb.

As a result, Rangers stay bottom of Group A after a second straight loss, making their upcoming back-to-back matches with Brondby must-win fixtures.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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