Rangers 3-2 Braga: Ianis Hagi double completes stunning comeback
Two targets in Ianis Hagi, scored with father Gheorghe finished a stunning turnaround to give Rangers a 3-2 triumph over Braga at a Europa League first leg.
Rangers went from on the ropes on cloud in the area of 15 second-half moments, having discovered themselves next best to their own Portuguese people for much of their last-32 tie.
They had been supporting after 11 minutes when Fransergio conquer Allan McGregor with a gorgeous drive from 25 yards. The hosts had chances before the breakup to level, however, might easily have found themselves behind.
Their fears were realised 14 minutes after the restart when Abel Ruiz cut three defenders before departing McGregor static with a strong shot in the corner.
After hammering two away goals, Rangers gave themselves that which looked only a glimmer of hope when Hagi beat Matheus in off the pole. But then substitute Joe Aribo levelled to go after running and slotting beneath the goalkeeper.
Subsequently Hagi took intention from a and discovered that the corner courtesy of a large deflection. It provides Rangers a narrow lead going into the next leg in Portugal.
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