RANGERS return to European action tonight after coming agonisingly close to a famous Europa League success.

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

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.

Should the Gers win, they will face an extremely tough tie in the play-off round against either PSV Eindhoven or Monaco.


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

  • Union Saint-Gilloise host Rangers on Tuesday, August 2 – TONIGHT.
  • 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

Latest odds

Union Saint-Gilloise 8/5

Draw 2/1

Rangers 8/5

*Odds from Betfair correct as of Tuesday, August 2

  • Joe Adams

    On the Gers bench

    McGregor, Mccrorie, Ridvan, Davies, King, Devine, Davis, Lawrence, Arfield, Wright, Fashion Jr

  • Joe Adams

    Rangers XI

    The team-sheet is in. Here's the lineup for the visitors.

    Mclaughlin, Tavernier, Goldson, Sands, Barisic, Lundstram, Kamara, Jack, Tillman, Matondo, Colak

  • Joe Adams

    Change of scene

    The match has been moved from Union Saint-Gilloise's regular home ground, which does not meet Uefa standards. Instead, the contest will be played in the Den Dreef Stadium in Leuven.

    The hosts will hope that the change in location can mark a change in goalscoring form having netted just once in their last three matches at the Stade Joseph Marien.

    Especially considering they have scored a combination of nine goals in their previous two visits here.

  • Joe Adams

    Good evening from Brussels

    Welcome to SunSport’s live coverage of this evening’s Champions League qualification clash between Union Saint-Gilloise and Rangers.

    Today marks the first ever taste of Champions League football for the hosts who were runners-up in the Belgian first tier last season.

    Rangers also finished second in the Scottish Premiership alongside a fantastic Europa League run which saw the Gers lose out on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt in the final.

    This is the first ever meeting between the two sides and we will bring you team news shortly as we build up to kick-off.

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