UEFA has changed the format for this season, though, so instead of playing Lyon next, who are in wonderful European form, we face Sparta Prague.
After last night’s match, the onus is on the side to beat Sparta Prague and make sure they cant finish above us.
If Rangers lose, then they cannot finish second as Sparta would have a superior head-to-head record. However, they wouldn’t necessarily exit Europe.
If a third-place finish was secured, then a playoff match between Rangers and a team that finishes second in a Conference League group would take place for a spot in the last 16 of that tournament.
It was expected that UEFA would allow the game to be played at the BayArena as intended but the newspaper claims that the European governing body will opt to play all the remaining fixtures of the competition at four neutral venues in Germany.
The four grounds that have been picked are Cologne, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Duisburg and Schalke with the games set to be played behind closed doors from August 6th onwards.
It is believed that the four venues have been chosen as UEFA have been impressed with how the Bundesliga have managed the safe return of professional football over the last month amid the global health crisis.
Rangers are 3-1 down from the first leg and it will need a major turnaround to get back into the tie, but it appears Leverkusen will not have any home advantage whatsoever.