Rangers will face Olympiacos or Ludogorets in the Champions League playoff round – if Steven Gerrard’s side can get past Malmo and take a step closer to the group stage.

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The Gers have to negotiate two rounds of qualifying to reach the holy grail of the Champions League groups and Rangers now know who will be the final hurdle in their path.

Rangers take on Malmo tomorrow night in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie, with the return at Ibrox next week.

After the draw was conducted in Nyon, Switzerland this morning, Rangers will face a trip to Greece or Bulgaria to reach the groups.

The playoff round takes place later this month with the first leg on August 17/18 and the second on August 24/25 – with Rangers set to be at home first.

Six teams will qualify from the playoffs and join the 26 sides who automatically qualified for the groups

Rangers last’ appearance in the Champions League came ten years ago, losing to Malmo at the same stage of the tournament.

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If Rangers make the next round, away fans again won’t be permitted to attend but there could be a full-house at Ibrox, Covid restrictions allowing.

Should Rangers lose to Malmo, Steven Gerrard’s side would drop into the playoff round of the Europa League – with the draw for that to be made later this afternoon.

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