Van Bronckhorst proud as Rangers record thumping win over Dortmund

The Rangers boss was delighted with the 4-2 scoreline but says it's "only halfway".

Van Bronckhorst proud as Rangers record thumping Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund SNS Group

Giovanni van Bronckhorst applauded his Rangers players after their stunning 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund but then warned the job is far from complete in the Europa League tie.

The Scottish champions secured one of their most memorable European wins with an impressive performance in Germany and hold a significant advantage before the second leg of the play-off round at Ibrox next week.

Van Bronckhorst saw his side take the lead through a James Tavernier penalty before Alfredo Morelos doubled Rangers’ lead. John Lundstram scored from distance before Jude Bellingham pulled a goal back for Dortmund but Dan-Axel Zamadou deflected Morelos’ shot in for Rangers fourth.

A late strike from Raphael Guerreiro reduced the deficit but Rangers celebrated a notable win and Van Bronckhorst says they achieved what they set out to do.

“It’s a very good result for us against a quality team, a big team in Europe,” he said.

“We wanted to take a result back with us to Glasgow to get a good game next week.

“I think we achieved that with the two goal difference we take back and I’m really proud of the performance the players have shown.

“We also know we’re only halfway and there’s still one goal to be played but to come here and score four goals away in Europe is a very good achievement so I’m more than happy with the result, and especially the performance.”

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