Rangers will play either Legia Warsaw or Greek side Atromitos F.C if they progress to the playoff round of the Europa League later this month. The Gers have the small matter of overcoming FC Midtjylland first, though.
The Old Firm club face the Danish Superliga outfit away from home first on Thursday before the return leg at Ibrox the following week. Fans on Twitter are, however, optimistic that the Light Blues can now progress to the group stage following the playoff draw:
Not the worst draw!
— Dave Rangers (@rangers_dave) 5 August 2019
Take that one avoided the toughest teams
— David Watson (@dvd_wto) 5 August 2019
Tough round against FC Midtjylland before we can even think about the next round, let’s go Glasgow Rangers 🇬🇧
— Copland Front (@CF3Loyal) 5 August 2019
Decent draw but as ever all about the league
— DCooper7 (@Cooper7D) 5 August 2019
Good draw 👍
— Rangers news (@Rang1872_) 5 August 2019
Pretty happy with that 🔵⚪🔴 WATP
— 🇬🇧 Stevie G RFC 🇬🇧 (@Stevie_G_RFC) 5 August 2019
Fantastic draw for us. 👍
— Alan M. (@Bluemaxx_uk) 5 August 2019
I'll pleased with that
— Adam™🇬🇧🏴 (@ftbl_adam_) 5 August 2019
Best we could have hoped for really. Not easy but defo could have been worse! Need to beat the Danes first tho! WATP! 🇬🇧
— MonTheTeddyBears! (@StaunchForever) 5 August 2019
Arguably the best draw we could have got!
— Alasdair Mair (@mair1872) 5 August 2019
The last time Legia Warsaw played a Scottish team was when they defeated Celtic in the second qualifying round of the Champions League in 2014. The Polish side were, though, thrown out after fielding an ineligible player.
Atromitos, on the other hand, are not well known outside Greece. They were promoted from the second tier in 2008/09 and have gone on to regularly finish in the top half of the Greek Super League table. They finished fourth last campaign.