Rangers 0-3 Napoli: Ten-man hosts are left fuming as Italians are awarded THREE penalties… with Matteo Politano, Giacamo Raspadori and Tanguy Ndombele on target at Ibrox
- Rangers were left questioning refereeing calls following a 3-0 loss to Napoli
- Allan McGregor saved two penalties but conceded a third for the opening goal
- Alfredo Morelos was given his first start since March as one of five changes
- He had chances but Rangers remain scoreless after two matches in Group A
- Giacamo Raspadori came off the bench to cap off victory for the Italian visitors
Allan McGregor stood firm for more than an hour but on their third penalty Napoli got the goal that set them on their way to a 3-0 win.
The Italians were not enjoying any of the same freedoms they got from Liverpool in last week’s rampant 4-1 opening group game win in Naples.
But discipline cost Rangers and after James Sands was shown red for a clumsy challenge, Piotr Zielinski saw his penalty saved. It emerged Matteo Politano had encroached the area and so it was retaken.
McGregor saved low to his right once again but with a man less Rangers struggled thereafter and goals from Politano, another penalty that Rangers took issue with, Giacamo Raspadori and Tanguy Ndombele sealed victory.
Rangers have now gone three successive games without a win – and without scoring a single goal.
Eleven goals conceded and none in reply is a worrying statistic for Giovanni van Bronckhorst.
More to follow.
FACT BOX TITLE
RANGERS: McGregor, Lundstram, Goldson, Sands, Barisic, Tavernier (Kamara 82), Davis (Tillman 83), Arfield (Matondo 73), Jack (King 63), Kent, Morelos (Colak 72)
SUBS NOT USED: McCrorie, Budinauckas, Ridvan, Davies, Devine, Wright, Sakala
BOOKED: Lundstram, Tavernier, Morelos, Barisic
SENT OFF: Sands
NAPOLI: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim Min-jae, Mario Rui (Olivera 77); Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski (Ndombele 83); Politano (Zerbin 77), Simeone (Raspadori 77), Kvaratskhelia (Elmas 90)
SUBS NOT USED: Idasiak, Sirigu, Jesus, Zanoli, Ostigard, Gaetano
GOALS: Politano (68), Raspadori (85), Ndombele (90+1)
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