At record pace: the incredible numbers of Steven Gerard’s Rangers

It is one of the highest scoring teams in Europe. In 41 matches in all competitions (League, Cup and Europa League) they add 107 goals, to average almost three goals per match

For: OLÉ newspaper

February 23, 2021 5:22 p.m.

The Glasgow Rangers directed by former English international Steven Gerard star in a luxurious season. The team accumulates 26 victories and 4 draws in 30 games and they go in search of a new record: to be the champion team with the least disputed dates in Scottish football.

The institution, which in 2012 could not cope with a debt of more than 60 million euros, had to be refounded and started from the fourth division. Today, it resurfaced and is found Top of the Scottish Premier League, 18 points ahead of Celtic, his archrival and escort of the tournament.

Rangers have only one defeat this season, 2-3 against St. Mirren 3-2, and it was for the Scottish Cup. Total, they add 73 goals in favor and only 9 against in the Scottish Premierto. In addition, they kept their goal at zero on 21 occasions and beat Celtic on the road after nine years without being able to do so.

Scottish Rangers have a dream season

They are undoubtedly one of the highest scoring teams in Europe. In 41 matches played in all competitions (League, Cup and Europa League) they add 107 goals, to average almost three per match. Precisely, this Thursday they will be able to advance to the Round of 16 of the Europa League if they keep the result against Antwerp: in the first leg they won 4-3 as a visitor.

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Rangers have an 18-point lead over Celtic, with eight games to play. To set a new record, Celtic must lose their next game to Aberdeen on February 27 and Rangers beat Livingston five days later. Thus, it would extend the difference to 21 units with seven pending matches.

Then Gerard’s team it would be enough for him to draw against St. Mirren on March 6 to secure the title and shout champion after 10 seasons. Then, they would break the record of the earliest champion, although that title belongs to them, when they were crowned on March 16 in the 1928/29 campaign.

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