Rangers handed tough Champions League play-off tie with Dutch giants lying in wait

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Rangers have discovered their potential opponents in the Champions League play-off round.  

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men have been drawn against the winners of the tie between Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven and French side Monaco. 

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They will play the first-leg at Ibrox before travelling to Eindhoven or Monaco for the second-leg.

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They are in Belgium this evening for the first-leg before welcoming their opponents to Ibrox next week for the return leg.

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Twelve months ago they lost at the same stage to Malmo.

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If they are to come through unscathed against Les Unionistes they will then face a two-legged tie to reach the Champions League group stage with the games taking place across August 16/17 and 23/24.

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A win would see Rangers play in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2010.

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If they were to fail at the play-off stage, they would drop into the Europa League groups, a stage where they have had plenty of joy in recent years.