An evening with mixed feelings for Cyriel Dessers. And in the third qualifying round for the Champions League, the striker scored his first goal for the Scotland Rangers team. Only Dessers also inflicts an unfortunate penalty against executioner Servette’s Genk, meaning his team goes to return in Switzerland by a small margin.
His primordial cry betrayed relief.
In a vital Champions League match against Servette, Cyril Desires scored his first goal for Scottish Rangers. A true forward goal blew Ibrox out for the second time in the first quarter.
Earlier, teammate James Tavernier had started the party by converting a penalty kick.
With a 2-0 down, Rangers looked like they were on their way back in Switzerland with an excellent starting position. Only Racing Genk knows better than anyone: with Servette you never end.
Shortly before the break, Desires’ joy turned to frustration when he conceded a penalty with an unfortunate handball. An opportunity his old friend Chris Pedia did not miss.
On the clock the visitors (just like in Genk) had to go on with ten, but managed to limit the damage to 2-1. Desires saw the second goal converted by the visiting goalkeeper.
So everything is still possible for the second leg next week.
“Subtly charming internet specialist. Avid writer. Friendly alcohol guru. Music ninja. Devoted social media fanatic.”