Rangers clinched a 3-2 victory against Braga on Thursday evening as Steven Gerrard’s side fought from two goals down to complete a stunning turnaround at Ibrox.
It was a European evening that never looked remotely like ending positively for the hosts, but Ianis Hagi’s 67th minute strike provided the impetus for the Gers to flip the game on its head.
Joe Aribo scored an excellent solo goal to tie the game before Hagi found the net once again with a deflected free-kick.
There is still plenty of work for Gerrard’s men to do to progress into the last-16 of the competition, but their prospects look immeasurably brighter than they did when Abel Ruiz deservedly put the Portuguese outfit 2-0 up.
In the aftermath of proceedings, Gary Lineker posted a tweet about the game which prompted plenty of reaction from supporters.
That’s quite the comeback from @RangersFC 👏🏻👏🏻
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 20, 2020
These fans were simply grateful that the BBC Sport pundit had acknowledged the result, with one, perhaps unsurprisingly, taking a swipe at Chris Sutton in the process.
What a guy 🇬🇧🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/TW0ilYWhXD
— darren rigmand (@DarrenR379) February 20, 2020
Well Done for acknowledging Gary more than can be said for some poor pundits out there who remain bitter I won’t say who but there second name is Sutton lol 😂
— BRIAN TORLEY (@BARROWLANDS) February 20, 2020
Cheers big ears 😀
— Gary Shearer (@gazshearer) February 20, 2020
— Fraser David Duncan (@FraserDuncan91) February 20, 2020
Knew there was a reason I liked you
— Andy Clark (@andyclarkelton) February 20, 2020
Thanks Gary we appreciate your support 🇬🇧🇬🇧🔴⚪🔵
— Kirsten MacDonald (@kirstenrfc54) February 20, 2020
One fan immediately alluded to the real story of the night – the story of Hagi – and posted a picture of Ianis next to his revered father, Gheorghe.
Both members of the Hagi clan were kitted out in full Romania kit in a rather iconic throwback photo.
— Daniel Mercuta (@DMercuta) February 20, 2020
Finally, a neutral fan also sent a response to Lineker and suggested that the result was typical Gerrard.
The Gers boss was involved in some famous comebacks during his career as a player – most notably in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul – and it seems his never-say-die spirit filtered into his players last night.
Great game from a neutral point of view , fantastic atmosphere, Had Gerrard written all over it , kept going
— jason (@JasonB111888) February 20, 2020
In other Rangers news, Ianis Hagi made a huge admission about his career in the aftermath of the 3-2 victory over Braga…