Rangers Qualify for the Champions League with gritty win over Eindhoven

Rangers produced a remarkable result on Wednesday to beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 and qualify for the group stages of the Champions League for the first time since 2010.

The Gers had to ride their luck. And it's fair to say that PSV had enough chances in the first half to put the tie to bed. But the Dutch team were wasteful, and boy, were they punished. 

On the hour mark, Antonio Colak, the German born Croatian, scored what could be the most lucrative tap-in in the history of Rangers Football Club. 

It was Colak's fifth goal in eight games. And it was in the main, courtesy of the footballing brain of Malik Tillman.

The Bayern Munich loanee - who had done little in the previous hour - sensed danger. Tillman was alert enough to intercept a pass out of the PSV defence. Creating the opportunity himself, he then squared the ball to Colak for the decisive moment of the night.

The Philips Stadium fell silent, with the obvious exception of the travelling Rangers fans. But you could almost see the silence, as strange as that might sound.

The Dutch fans must have sensed it coming more and more as they saw their side missing chance after chance in the first half. Football fans have this sixth sense. 

But Rangers won't care about that. They will take their place in the draw for the Champions League group stages on Thursday. Leaving PSV to wonder what might have been.

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