04 July 2017

Progres Niedercorn vs Rangers: When is the Europa League clash and where can I watch the Gers’ first European away trip in six years?

RANGERS travel to Luxembourg looking to defend a slender 1-0 lead against Progres Niedercorn.

The first leg at Ibrox didn’t quite go to plan as the Gers could only net once, through Kenny Miller, leaving the minnows in with a chance.

Kenny Miller nets the only goal against Progres Niedercorn at Ibrox
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Here is everything you need to know about the second leg.

When is Progres Niedercorn vs Rangers and where can I watch it?

Progres Niedercorn host Rangers on Tuesday, July 4.

The match will kick off at 6.45pm.

Premier Sports will be covering the event live from 6.40pm.

Watch the AEL Limassol ultras on a typical match day ahead of their potential clash with Rangers

Who are Progres Niedercorn?

Progres Niedercorn have been champions of Luxembourg three times, in 1953, 1978 and 1981.

The most exciting event in the club’s history was earning the privilege of playing Real Madrid in 1978, when they lost 12-0 on aggregate.

Progres have never won a European tie and were beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Shamrock Rovers in their last campaign in 2015.

Their most notable player, particularly among Scottish fans, is former Hearts and Kilmarnock defender Ismael Bouzid.

Ismael Bouzid (left) playing for Hearts in 2010
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The club qualified for the Europa League by finishing fourth in the Luxembourg National Division, 21 points behind champions Dundelange.

And many may note that it is a sign of how far Scottish football has fallen that Luxembourg now has the same number of European qualification spots as Scotland.

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