Brøndby came into this fixture as the only team of the 32 in the UEFA Europa League (UEL) yet to score in the group stage. By contrast, Rangers were looking to secure they’re longest undefeated run this season in all competitions by avoiding defeat in Brøndbyvester. Alfredo Morelos thought he had given Steven Gerrard’s side the perfect start when he headed home a seemingly perfectly-executed corner, only for the linesman to flag, signalling that the ball was out of play when crossed.
The Brøndby Stadion’s presence was prevalent as their choruses roared on the home side who are searching for a first win following an abysmal run of eight UEL losses. A competitive first half saw both sides have a plethora of chances but neither team possessed the killer instinct. That was until a fierce corner from Christian Cappis broke the deadlock as Leon Balogun turned into his own net, giving the Danish outfit their first goal of the UEL group stages and putting them ahead at the break.
Rangers started the second half with more purpose as they went in search of an important equaliser. Following the additions of Kemar Roofe and Ryan Kent, the ‘Gers’ forward line appeared bolstered. Despite the continuous press from the Glasgow-based outfit, they were unable to penetrate the indestructible ‘Drengene fra Vestegnen’ defence for the majority of the second half. Substitute Kent, played the pivotal role in salvaging a point for the ‘Gers’ as his inviting through ball was superbly finished by Hagi.
A win for Rangers would have seen them climb into the qualification places in Group A, however, their ability to salvage a point ensures they are well within the mix to progress into the next phase of the competition as Brøndby hopes falter.