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Progres Niederkorn 0-0 Rangers (agg 0-2): Steven Gerrard's men hold firm to book third qualifying round clash against Midtjylland in Europa League

By Sportsmail Reporter

Published: 20:23 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 20:40 BST, 1 August 2019

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Rangers gained Europa League revenge on Progres Niederkorn but without exacting cruel retribution as they edged past their old foes with a goalless draw in Luxembourg.

Gers were back at the scene of their worst ever European result as they returned to the Stade Josy Barthel to face the part-time minnows.

But there was no repeat of the nightmare that befell Pedro Caixinha's side two years ago as they ground out a 2-0 aggregate win.

Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield was denied by the woodwork in the first-half

Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield was denied by the woodwork in the first-half

Last week's Ibrox strikes from Joe Aribo and Sheyi Ojo proved to be a big enough cushion for Steven Gerrard's team as they set up a third qualifying round showdown with Danes Midtjylland.

Scott Arfield came close to settling the tie early while Progres briefly threatened another upset with a couple of half-chances.

But Gers stood firm as they put the ghosts of 2017 to rest.

Skipper James Tavernier - making his 200th Gers appearance - and Ryan Jack were the only survivors of that shock result to start again and given the painful memories of what had occurred before, the nerves among the travelling Glasgow faithful were understandable.

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack challenges Progres defender Ben Vogel on Thursday night

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack challenges Progres defender Ben Vogel on Thursday night

They would have been settled inside the first 11 minutes had Arfield's shot gone in rather than hit the woodwork.

There appeared little on as on-loan Liverpool winger Ojo over-hit a through

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