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Rangers crash to 2-0 defeat against minnows Progres

Rangers crash to 2-0 defeat against minnows Progres

What's more astonishing is that the Luxembourg side said in their own matchday programme that "it's virtually certain" that Rangers will qualify (see tweet below), which just adds to the embarrassment.

Olivier Thill was the hero for the hosts - who secured their first win in a UEFA tie in 14 attempts - setting up Emmanuel Francoise to bundle in a 66th-minute opener before his cross-cum-shot from a free-kick deceived Wes Foderingham and found the goalkeeper's bottom-right corner.

Rangers boss Caixinha says he will not rip up the blueprints for his Ibrox transformation job but will instead make sure his players face their problems head on. We believe in this process.

"I assume all the responsibility and all the disappointment, and of course, we need to apologise to our fans", he said. It's a thing that happens once in a lifetime that happens to us today.

The nightmare result was a major set back for Caixinha and his new look side who are now out at 12/1 (Bet365) to win the SPL title for the first time since 2011.

Rangers may not be quite the all-conquering side they once were domestically but they are still one of the biggest names in European football as far as supporter base is concerned yet failed to capitalise on a 1-0 first leg lead as they lost 2-0 in the return to crash out. "It's a strong moment that we are facing and we need to face it with character personality and strength".

"I can not believe that we won 2-0 against Rangers".

"We need to get together now, show a bit of courage and come out of this".

"We are all not going to forget this for a long time - and I know the fans won't", Rossiter told Rangers TV.

"They do not deserve this".

"We need to prove to these fans that we want to be here and we are good enough to wear that Rangers shirt".