Rangers fans react to Filip Helander's display vs Feyenoord

Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Sheyi Ojo scored a stunning winner as Rangers defeated Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord in the Europa League at Ibrox.

(L-R) Filip Helander of Glasgow Rangers, Steven Berghuis of Feyenoord during the UEFA Europa League   match between Glasgow Rangers v Feyenoord at the Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019...

Feyenoord in front of a raucous Ibrox crowd in the Europa League; this was exactly the sort of game Filip Helander was bought for.

Rangers not only made a massive statement of intent when they made Helander, a £3.5 million signing from Bologna, their most expensive signing in nine years, they also brought in a centre-half of proven international class who should, at least on paper, provide the platform for the Glasgow giants to stay in Europe after Christmas.


And it’s fair to say the giant Swede paid back a decent portion of his transfer fee when the Rotterdammers came to down.

Thanks to a stunning Sheyi Ojo strike, a match which carried a very nostalgic feel ended in jubilation for a Rangers side who have three points from three to start one of the Europa League’s most well-balanced groups.

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers FC acknowledges the crowd after the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and Feyenoord at Ibrox Stadium on September 19, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

And alongside the irrepressible Alfredo Morelos, the tireless Ryan Jack and the evergreen Allan McGregor, Helander can hold his head up high and be proud of his efforts.

The pressure was on after Helander was chosen to start just his third Rangers game ahead of the popular Nikola Katic, who was the hero of that qualifying triumph over Legia Warsaw, but the 26-year-old repaid Steven Gerrard’s faith with a display full of quality and character.

Feyenoord vanquished, three points on the board and a performance which establishes Helander at last in a Rangers shirt; s a night full of positives for Gerrard and co.

Feyenoord's Colombian forward Luis Sinisterra (L) vies with Glasgow Rangers' Swedish defender Filip Helander (R) during the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and...

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