Rangers will face either HJK Helsinki or Malmo in the third qualifying round of the Champions League at the start of next month.
The Light Blues have history with both clubs. Alfredo Morelos was signed from HJK four years ago, while Malmo knocked out the Scottish champions in the same round of the Champions League back in 2011.
Supporters on Twitter think the draw has been pretty kind on their team, although some feel both clubs could cause them problems:
Fancy our chances here.
— Stuart Young (@StuartY19) July 19, 2021
Very winnable. Get in.
— Jason Soutar (@jbsoutar) July 19, 2021
Revenge for 2011, I want Malmo!
— Gary ??????? (@MrGaryValentine) July 19, 2021
Easy days lads, we’re on our way
— jason (@jason63103978) July 19, 2021
Happy with that draw ??
— Colin McKechnie (@Eminechnie_) July 19, 2021
Morelos testimonial pic.twitter.com/bQ26XdiYCT
— Cameron Donaldson (@cammyd_1972) July 19, 2021
— JohnJames Robertson (@JUDSTER53) July 19, 2021
Not an easy tie but very winnable whoever we get (likely Malmö)
— 55 (@Stuart1872Rfc) July 19, 2021
Bring it on
— Deano55 (@RFC_9685) July 19, 2021
Considering Rangers could have come up against the likes of Alashkert, Sheriff Tiraspol, Ferencvaros or Zalgiris Vilnius, it does seem as though Steven Gerrard’s side were slightly unlucky with the draw.
The first leg is scheduled to be played away from home either in Finland or Sweden on August 4th while the return fixture at Ibrox will be hosted just six days later on August 10th.
If they make it through to the playoff round, ahead of the group stage, the two legs will be played at the end of August.