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Rangers to face Slavia Prague in Europa League last 16

Steven Gerrard's side face a trip to the Czech Republic.

Rangers to face Slavia Prague in Europa League last 16 SNS Group

Rangers have been drawn to face Slavia Prague in the last 16 of the Europa League.

The sides were paired together at the draw at UEFA headquarters on Friday.

The tie is their reward for overcoming Royal Antwerp in the last 32. Two goal-laden games against the Belgians saw Steven Gerrard’s side win 9-5 on aggregate.

The first leg will be played in Prague on 11 March, and the second leg will be played a week later in Glasgow.

Slavia qualified for the last 16 by knocking out Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City. After drawing 0-0 at home, Jindřich Trpišovský’s side were 2-0 winners at the King Power Stadium on Thursday.

Rangers reached the last 16 of the competition last season but were knocked out by Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.

This year, the Ibrox side came through three rounds of qualifying, beating Galatasaray at the play-off stage, before topping a group including Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan to reach the knockout rounds.