Thursday, September 7, 2023

Rangers vs PSV Eindhoven LIVE: Scottish giants set for huge European night in Champions League play-off – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Rangers welcome PSV Eindhoven to Ibrox in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash on Tuesday evening.

The Scottish giants faced PSV at this stage of the competition last season, winning 3-2 on aggregate to book their place in the group stages. 

Rangers beat PSV last season to reach the Champions League group stagesGetty

Giovanni van Bronckhort was in charge at that time and now Michael Beale will be hoping to repeat that success this term. 

Beale’s side beat Servette over two legs to reach this round while their Dutch opponents saw off Sturm Graz, winning 7-2 across their two meetings. 

Rangers vs PSV Eindhoven: How to follow 

This Champions League play-off first leg will be played on Tuesday, August 22. 

Kick-off at Ibrox is scheduled for 8pm. 

The game will be available to watch live on TNT Sports 1 with coverage beginning at 7:30pm. 

talkSPORT will also have updates of all the action. 

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

PSV boss Peter Bosz will be hoping for a positive result in the first legAFP

Rangers vs PSV Eindhoven: Team news 

Beale rested several key players for Rangers’ Scottish League Cup clash against Morton on Saturday. 

This means the Gers are expected to line up with their strongest 11 this week with new arrivals Danilo, Cyriel Dessers, Sam Lammers and Jose Cifuentes set to feature. 

Captain James Tavernier and Borna Barisic are both likely to return at full-back while Todd Cantwell and Ryan Jack may start. 

As for PSV, Mauro Junior and Patrick van Aanholt are both out injured with the Dutch side struggling for options at left back. 

Star man Noa Lang missed their win at the weekend but replacement Yorbe Vertessen stepped up to score and may start in this clash.  

Former Rangers loanee Malik Tillman scored against PSV in this fixture last year but could help them progress this time around.

Tillman impressed on loan at Rangers last seasonRex

Rangers vs PSV Eindhoven: What has been said? 

Ahead of the huge game, Rangers boss Beale addressed the changes in his squad and has called for the Gers fans to make it a special night at Ibrox.

He said: “The majority of the group will be fresh for Tuesday so the plan to get the win and not play everyone [against Morton] worked.

“It’s got to be a typical Rangers Ibrox European night where the fans have to be up and the players have to take the game to PSV.

“Our aim is to win the game but we get nothing for the end result on Tuesday.”

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