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Very strong Union also surpasses itself in the Champions League and beats Rangers 2-0 | UEFA Champions League 2022/2023

The Champions League is also introduced to Union’s stunts. The Belgian vice-champion once again surpassed himself against Glasgow Rangers. Teuma gave the Scots a first blow, Vanzeir made it 2-0 with a (light) penalty. An excellent starting position for the return in Ibrox next week.

Union – Rangers in a nutshell:

  • Key moment: With fifteen minutes left on the clock, referee Peljto puts the leather on the spot after a questionable handball. Dante Vanzeir doesn’t care and puts the 2-0 on the scoreboard. A world of difference for the return leg in Glasgow.
  • Man of the match: Teddy Teuma dominated in midfield. Brought rest when needed and also took care of the tempo accelerations. His goal was the icing on the cake.
  • Remarkable: After 58 years, Union was allowed to play again in Europe. The inhabitants of Brussels made a comeback at Den Dreef through the large gate.

Union hardly gives anything away

“They are the favourites, we are the underdogs.” Karel Geraerts’ words were clear to the party. The Rangers got the ball thrown in their lap while they played the organization card at Union.

Union initially had a hard time, but grew after fifteen minutes into the game. Faith in one’s own abilities also grew in a swirling Den Dreef. Teddy Teuma set the stands ablaze with a bolt. 1-0 for the inhabitants of Brussels and that was not stolen.

Even 2 more chances on the 3-0

Even after the break, the home team had the greatest opportunities. Although it was also helped a bit by the referee. Ref Peljto put the ball on the spot after questionable hand play. The ball was shot, Vanzeir finished the eleven meter coolly.

Then push on, because at Union they felt that the Rangers had been caught. Vanzeir charged at goalkeeper McLaughlin, but left the 3-0 score. Burgess was also close to scoring.

After astonishing Belgian football, Union is now also performing in Europe. Is there a new fairy tale in the making? See you next Tuesday in Glasgow for the sequel.

  1. second half, minute 95. End. Union has a great starting position in football. It heads to Glasgow with a 2-0 bonus. Everyone is entitled to the benches at Den Dreef. .
  2. second half, minute 94 match over
  3. second half, minute 93. Substitution at Union, Cameron Puertas in, Teddy Teuma out
  4. second half, minute 93. Substitution at Union, Guillaume François in, Dante Vanzeir out
  5. Yellow card for Rangers’ Tom Lawrence during second half, minute 93
  6. second half, minute 90. 3-0 off the line. Brugess is still very close to 3-0, but it is turned off the line. Union’s victory is certainly not undeserved. .
  7. second half, minute 89. Moris comes to pick a high ball and then stays there. The goalkeeper knows that the time is ticking and asks for care. We are heading for the end of this game. .
  8. second half, minute 86. Substitution at Union, Ilyes Ziani in, Simon Adingra out
  9. second half, minute 84. Karel Geraerts makes his first substitution. Adingra’s match is over, Ziani’s has yet to start. .
  10. second half, minute 82. Now the Rangers want a penalty. Wright goes down in the box, but it is not a eleven meter. Burgess’ tackle was on the ball. .
  11. Yellow card for Senne Lynen from Union during the second half, minute 82
  12. Yellow card for Rangers’ Ben Davies during second half, minute 80
  13. second half, minute 79.
  14. second half, minute 79. Vanzeir misses the 3-0. Dante Vanzeir can finally get his turbo going. He is faster than the defenders and charges at McLaughlin. The goalkeeper puts his foot against it. It was almost 3-0 there. .
  15. second half, minute 78.
  16. second half, minute 78. Substitution at Rangers, Tom Lawrence in, Malik Tillman out
  17. second half, minute 78. Substitution at Rangers, Scott Wright in, Rabbi Matondo out
  18. second half, minute 77.
  19. Goal after penalty in second half, minute 77 by Dante Vanzeir of Union. 2.0.
  20. second half, minute 75. Vanzeir converts the penalty! What a great return of Union to Europe. Vanzeir remains cool and sends McLaughlin the wrong way. It looks so very good for the home side. .
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