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Rangers face Borussia Dortmund in Europa League play-offs

Dortmund finished third in a Champions League group featuring Ajax and Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers face Borussia Dortmund in Europa League play-offs SNS Group

Rangers will play German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League knockout play-off round.

Dortmund, who boast Europe’s most-wanted striker Erling Haaland as their star man, finished third in a Champions League group featuring Ajax and Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers reached this stage after finishing second behind Lyon in a Europa League section which also contained Sparta Prague and Brondby.

The first leg is due to take place at the 80,000-capacity Westfalenstadion on Thursday, February 17, before the return leg at Ibrox a week later.

Under a new format being used for the first time, the winner of the play-off in February will meet a Europa League group winner in the last 16 the following month.

Rangers last met Dortmund in the 1999/2000 Champions League when both sides won their home game 2-0.

The Germans, who won the Champions League in 1997 and reached the 2013 final, currently sit second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich.

Rangers will face Dortmund in the 80,000-capacity Westfalenstadion.SNS Group

Their current squad also features Giovanni Reyna, son of former Rangers midfielder Claudio, and England international Jude Bellingham.

Meanwhile, Celtic will face Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League play-offs.