FC Porto boss Sergio Conceicao comments on Rangers

Porto's Portuguese head coach Sergio Conceicao (C) reacts with Nikola Dabanovic referee during the UEFA Europa League group G match between FC Porto and Rangers FC, at Dragao Stadium on...

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers drew with FC Porto on Thursday.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC acknowledges the fans during the UEFA Europa League group G match between FC Porto and Rangers FC at Estadio do Dragao on October 24, 2019 in Porto,...Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

FC Porto manager Sergio Conceicao has given his take on Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers, as quoted in A Bola.

Rangers played out a 1-1 draw with FC Porto away from home in Portugal in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

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Luis Diaz put the Portuguese giants in the lead in the 36th minute, and Colombia international striker Alfredo Morelos restored parity for Gerrard’s side on the stroke of half time.

Conceicao has given his take on the final result, and the Porto manager has praised Rangers.

Conceicao told A Bola: "We had some individual mistakes that penalised us. The opposition created one or two situations, but we gave those to them.

“We knew they are a competitive and aggressive team, and that it was going to be a tough game, but we wanted to win this match.”

Conceicao added: “We had enough chances to win the game, not a fantastic game, but we knew that against these teams the quality of the match is lost a lot and the combativeness comes up.”

Sergio Conceicao, Head Coach of Porto reacts during the UEFA Europa League group G match between FC Porto and Rangers FC at Estadio do Dragao on October 24, 2019 in Porto, Portugal.

Stats

Over the course of the 90 minutes on Thursday evening, hosts FC Porto had 50% of the possession, took 10 shots of which four were on target, and earned four corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors Rangers had 50% of the possession, took nine shots of which two were on target, and earned five corners, according to BBC Sport.

The Gers are second in Europa League Group G at the moment with four points from three matches, two points behind leaders Young Boys.

Porto's Portuguese head coach Sergio Conceicao (C) reacts with Nikola Dabanovic referee during the UEFA Europa League group G match between FC Porto and Rangers FC, at Dragao Stadium on...

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