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Monday 16 September 2019

Former Celtic keeper Artur Boruc amongst Legia Warsaw fans who taunt Rangers with giant Pope John Paul II banner at Ibrox

But Gers have last laugh with late winner to progress to Europa League group stage

Legia Warsaw fans unveil a banner of Pope John Paul II and one that reads 'Be Not Afraid' during the Europa League match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Legia Warsaw fans unveil a banner of Pope John Paul II and one that reads 'Be Not Afraid' during the Europa League match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Former Celtic goalkeeper Artur Boruc was amongst the Legia Warsaw fans who unfurled a huge banner of Pope John Paul II before their Europa League play-off clash with Rangers at Ibrox Park.

Rangers, however, had the last laugh as they progressed to the group stages with a 1-0 win thanks to a 92nd-minute Alfredo Morelos header.

The Polish side were in Glasgow for the second leg following last week's 0-0 draw in Warsaw and the ex-Bhoys keeper and Polish international Boruc joined them.

Rangers fans - who are predominantly Protestant - will look dimly on such a move from Legia and UEFA are set to hit the Poles with another sanction as a result.

A section of Ibrox Park is closed for the match due to sectarian chants heard during the Gers' win over St Joseph's last month.

In the night's other Europa League ties, Northern Irish outfit Linfield drew 4-4 with Azerbaijani side Qarabag but lost out on away goals, while Wolves beat Torino 2-1 at Molineux to progress 5-3 on aggregate.

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