Rangers face an important Champions League conflict as Serie A giants Napoli head to Glasgow for a Group A showdown at Ibrox.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s facet suffered a 4-Zero defeat away at Eredivisie champions Ajax of their group stage opener as Napoli hammered Liverpool 4-1 in Naples.

Either side have been disrupted of their preparations because the fixture was delayed by 24 hours, as a part of the UK’s state of nationwide mourning following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II.

Rangers will likely be pushing to revive their hopes of a knockout spot, whereas Napoli are aiming to proceed their spectacular kind in 2022/23.

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Rangers vs. Napoli closing rating

  1H 2H Last
Rangers 0 0 0
Napoli 0 3 3


Politano – (NAP) – 69th Min

Raspadori – (NAP) – 86th Min

Ndombele – (NAP) – 91st Min

Rangers vs. Napoli closing rating as-it-happened


Napoli ruthlessly edged previous Rangers as penalty chaos reigned on an emotional night time at Ibrox. Regardless of lacking two spot kicks, Politano lastly transformed from the spot, and with Rangers down to 10 males, substitutes Raspadori and Ndombele wrapped up the win late on.

91st Min: NAPOLI 3-0!!

Kamara’s error is seized by Franck Zambo Anguissa, to slide in Ndombele, and the Spurs loanee slots house a 3rd!!!

Rangers final gasp appeals for a FOURTH penalty of the sport are overturned by VAR!!

86 Minutes: 2-Zero NAPOLI………GAME OVER

Napoli expose Rangers lack of numbers in defence because the guests sweep into the hosts field and substitute Raspadori retains his calm to steer previous McGregor

81 Minutes: Last roll of the cube from van Bronckhorst as Glen Kamara and Malik Tillman come on for Steven Davis and Tavernier. 

Tanguy Ndombele is on for Zielinski.

74 Minutes: Rangers are beginning to get stretched now as Tavernier picks up a yellow card for a cynical foul on Kvaratskhelia.

Modifications incoming for Napoli as Rui is changed by Mathias Olivera and Alessio Zerbin and Giacomo Raspadori come on for Simeone and aim scorer Politano.

McGregor springs to life to disclaim Zielinski from distance……..AGAIN!

69 Minutes: THIRD TIME LUCKY FOR NAPOLI……….1-0!!

The swap does the trick for Napoli as Politano’s wonderful spot kick arrows previous McGregor!!!

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Double sub for Rangers as Antonio Colak and Rabbi Matondo come on for Morelos and Arfield.

67 Minutes: Politano has swapped spot kick duties with Zielinski


Barisic stands proud an arm contained in the field and Lahoz has no alternative however to award a spot kick for handball!! 

63 Minutes: First change of the night time as Leon King comes on for Ryan Kent.


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McGregor guesses accurately and denies Zielinski AGAIN and Rangers preserve the rating at 0-0!!!


59 Minutes: HOLD ONNNNNNNN!!

The Rangers gamers are claiming Politano encroached the penalty space earlier than Zielinski’s spot kick………referee Mateu Lahoz has ordered a RETAKE!!

57 Minutes: 1-Zero NAPOLI!!!!!

McGregor brilliantly denies Zielinski however Politano follows as much as smash house the rebound!!!

55 Minutes: PENALTY NAPOLI!!!

Sands is shipped off as he bundles over Simeone contained in the field………after a fast VAR test…….the penalty STANDS!!

53 Minutes: Successive Rangers corners sustain the strain, however Goldson’s stooping header drops large, and James Sands is booked.

50 Minutes: The possibilities carry on coming……

Rangers work their means in behind the Napoli defence however Arfield snatches at a strike contained in the field and drags properly large. Nevertheless, Goldson is pressured into motion on the reverse finish to concede a nook and McGregor then thwarts Kvaratskhelia.



Kvaratskhelia virtually unlocks the Rangers door with the final kick of the half however his low strike is simply large!!

Probabilities for either side in a breakneck opening 45 minutes at Glasgow………a second half breakthrough seems to be inevitable!!

43 Minutes: Napoli skipper Giovanni Di Lorenzo is down receiving therapy on an harm however Politano is booked for time losing. 

40 Minutes: Just a few nerves beginning to creep in for Rangers as we method half time.

Zielinski’s set piece is awkwardly headed over his personal bar by Connor Goldson and Matteo Politano volleys off course.

36 Minutes: One other yellow card for Rangers as John Lundstrum catches Mario Rui. The ensuing free kick ultimately falls to Stanislav Lobotka and he lashes miles over the bar!!

30 Minutes: How is that this nonetheless 0-0!!?!!

Extra possibilities as we hit the 30 minute mark!!

Morelos shrugs off a problem to check Meret for the primary time, earlier than man of second Khvicha Kvaratskhelia works an angle for a shot, however the Georgian’s bending effort flashes large of McGregor’s publish.

22 Minutes: The tempo has dropped after that flurry of possibilities in Glasgow. Morelos picks up the sport’s first reserving as he follows by way of on Meret.

17 Minutes: The ebb and movement continues, as Simeone bursts on a by way of ball into the field. Nevertheless, Rangers veteran keeper Allan McGregor spreads himself to make a courageous cease!!

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Borna Barisic drives ahead from full again to feed in Scott Arfield and the previous Burnley star brings a superb cease from Alex Meret!!

10 Minutes: No signal of this tie slowing down simply but as Giovanni Simeone virtually steals in behind the Rangers defence and Tavernier can not readjust to Ryan Kent’s pushed cross.

Four Minutes: NAPOLI RESPOND!!

It has been a speedy begin right here in Glasgow, as Napoli raid on the different finish, and Polish worldwide Piotr Zielinski smashes in opposition to the publish!!

2 Minutes: MASSIVE CHANCE for Rangers inside the primary 90 seconds!!

With no away followers inside Ibrox, the house assist roars Rangers into their first assault!!

James Tavernier’s cross lands completely for Alfredo Morelos contained in the field however his header flies large!!


5 Minutes to KO: A minute’s silence noticed by the house followers adopted by the nationwide anthem at Ibrox forward of KO

15 Minutes to KO: The scene is about for an HUGE night time in Glasgow!!

30 Minutes to KO: Van Bronckhorst on recalling McGregor and Morelos

“I’ve each religion in him (McGregor) with the expertise he has. After all it’s totally different for Allan, that he’s not beginning the video games from the start, however he’s nonetheless the identical in coaching, he’s nonetheless the identical particular person and he will likely be wonderful.”

“Alfredo is in place mentally and bodily, he’s coaching very well and I’ve had dialog with him. He’s in a much better place and makes it tough for me to depart him out of the beginning crew.”

55 Minutes to KO: NAPOLI TEAM NEWS IN!!


Allan McGregor is available in for the injured Jon McLaughlin in aim, as veteran Northern Eire worldwide Steven Davis covers for Glen Kamara in midfield.

Alfredo Morelos and Scott Arfield additionally return with Malik Tillman and Antonio Colak dropping to the bench.

1 Hr 15 Minutes to KO: Elsewhere in Champions League motion, Rangers arch rivals Celtic are drawing 1-1 on the break of their journey to Shakhtar Donetsk.

1 Hr 30 Minutes to KO: Rangers are set to defy UEFA forward of kick in opposition to Napoli in Glasgow

1 Hr 45 Minutes to KO: Rangers have confirmed their pre match plans to honour Queen Elizabeth II

Rangers vs. Napoli lineups

Van Bronckhorst is with out Tom Lawrence, Kemar Roofe and Filip Helander for this tie, however Ryan Jack returns to the beginning XI, as Allan McGregor replaces Jon McLaughlin.

Rangers lineup (4-2-3-1): McGregor (GK) — Barisic, Sands, Goldson, Tavernier — Lundstrum, Davis — Kent, Arfield, Jack — Morelos

Rangers subs (12): McCrorie (GK), Budinauckas (GK), Ridvan, Wright, Davies, Matondo, Sakala, Kamara, Tillman, Colak King, Devine

Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti is with out talisman Victor Osimhen and he has recalled Stanislav Lobotka and Piotr Zielinski at Ibrox.

Napoli lineup (4-2-31): Meret (GK) — Rui, Kim, Rrahmani, Di Lorenzo — Lobotka, Anguissa — Kvaratskhelia, Zielinski, Politano — Simeone

Napoli subs (11): Sirigu (GK), Idasiak (GK), Jesus, Ndombele, Elmas, Raspadori, Olivera, Zerbin, Østigård, Zanoli, Gaetano

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What time is Rangers vs. Napoli?

Rangers play host to Napoli at Ibrox in Glasgow, Scotland. It kicks off at eight p.m. BST on Wed, Sep 14.

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date Wed, Sep 14 Wed, Sep 14 Wed, Sep 14 Thu, Sep 15
Time 20:00 BST 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 05:00 AET

How you can watch Rangers vs. Napoli

  UK USA Canada Australia
TV channel BT Sport 4
Streaming BT Sport web site/app Paramount+/VIX+ DAZN Stan Sport

UK: Champions League matches are carried throughout BT Sport streaming and TV platforms.

USA: Rangers vs. Napoli will likely be proven on streaming companies Paramount+ and VIX+.

Canada: Each Champions League match all season lengthy are broadcast in Canada through DAZN.

Australia: Each Champions League match all season lengthy are streamed in Australia through Stan Sport.

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