Dortmund 2-4 Rangers: Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and John Lundstram on target for visitors in famous victory but Raphael Guerreiro’s late strike offers hope to German giants in Europa League tie
- Rangers earned an incredible first-leg victory at Borussia Dortmund
- James Tavernier’s penalty was followed by Alfredo Morelos’ tap-in
- John Lundstram’s strike made it three, but Jude Bellingham replied instantly
- Dan-Axel Zagadou scored an own-goal before Raphael Guerreiro’s late strike
Rangers pulled off a stunning 4-2 win away to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday to take command of their Europa League knockout stage playoff tie.
A penalty from James Tavernier put the Glasgow side ahead in the 38th minute before Colombian forward Alfredo Morelos doubled their advantage in the 41st.
John Lundstram added a third in the 49th minute to put Rangers in dreamland although England midfielder Jude Bellingham quickly pulled a goal back in the 51st, smashing into the net from outside the box to give the hosts a foothold in the game.
Rangers took no time to respond, restoring their three-goal advantage in the 54th with an own goal from defender Dan-Axel Zagadou.
Dortmund salvaged some hope for next week’s second leg at Ibrox with a piledriver from Raphael Guerreiro while defender Mats Hummels tried to pull another goal back deep in stoppage time but could only produce a wayward shot which flew over the bar.