RANGERS held on with just nine men to draw with Russian side Ufa and progress to the Europa League group stages.
Liverpool loanee Ovie Ejaria opened the scoring with a sublime strike after just nine minutes, giving Steven Gerrard’s side a crucial away goal.
Ufa’s equaliser came through Dmitri Sysuev after 32 minutes, and just five minutes later Rangers’ task was made a whole lot more difficult as striker Alfredo Morelos was dismissed after picking up two yellows within seconds of each other.
FULL TIME: Ufa 1-1 Rangers 1 (Agg 1-2) Sysuev 32' | Ejaria 9'
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With Ufa in the ascendancy, Rangers were left to see out the final 25 minutes with just nine men after defender Jon Flanagan received a second booking.
The Ibrox side weathered a storm late in the game, with Allan McGregor pulling out a stunning stop to deny Sylvester Igboun.
And deep into injury time Ufa had the ball in the back of the net, but the referee blew for a foul.
It means Rangers’ name will be in the hat for tomorrow’s group stage draw in Monaco.