Rangers fans returning from a successful trip to Macedonia this week will be keeping their passports handy for another trip east in the coming days. After seeing off FK Shkupi in the Europa League first qualifying round it's a jaunt to Croatia next and a second round clash with another little-known side NK Osijek next Thursday, July 26. That this tie will provide Steven Gerrard and his players with a stiffer test is unquestionable. Particularly when you look at Osijek's performance in Europe last season. But who exactly are they, what dangers do they possess and what exactly can Rangers fans expect from the trip to the Balkans? Here Record Sport Online profile the Croatian outfit. Who are Osijek? The club in it's current form was established in 1967 after the original Proleter club - formed 20 years earlier - moved stadium and joined forces with a boxing and athletics club only for that association to fall apart. Thus Osijek emerged from the rubble and continued to play in … [Read more...] about Who are Osijek and what can Rangers expect from Europa League opponents?
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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard sat down to face the media ahead of his side's Europa League qualifier against FK Shkupi. It will to be the first competitive game in charge of his new-look team and there was plenty to discuss ahead of the highly-anticipated curtain-raiser at Ibrox tomorrow. The Livepool legend has made nine additions to his Rangers squad in an already hectic summer transfer window and he hinted there will be more to come. He also addressed the future of Bruno Alves, discussed Lee Wallace's ongoing dispute with the club and provided injury updates on Graham Dorrans and Jordan Rossiter. Here, Record Sport Online brings you Gerrard's pre-match press conference in full: On how new signings are settling "Good players are on the same wavelength and good players gel pretty quick. That's what we try to go into the transfer market for. "We're trying to get the right balance and blend for what this team needs and what we felt was short when we came in. "We feel we've already … [Read more...] about Steven Gerrard Q&A in full as he talks signings, departures and Europa League
This Saturday England's most successful football team in Europe will take on the team that has dominated the continent's biggest competition and won it 12 times. Saturday's UEFA Champions League final, which will see five-times-winners Liverpool go up against Real Madrid in Kiev, is a mouthwatering clash no football fan will want to miss. However, BT Sport has the rights to show the match in the UK, meaning you'll need a subscription to watch the big game. But, there is some good news - BT Sport will once again stream the final live on YouTube, as well as on its application and website, highlighting the increasing importance of online in the UK sports TV market. The broadcaster first streamed the finals on YouTube in 2016 – the first season it held the rights to the competitions – and has used the showcase to demonstrate new broadcast technologies. Pete Oliver, managing director for marketing and sales at BT Consumer, said: "We have always said that we want to make top … [Read more...] about This is how you can watch Champions League Final if you don’t have BT Sports
BT Sport have announced they will be showing the Champions League final for free. Liverpool come up against 12-time winners current holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, with rights holders BT Sport set to televise the game across their channels on Sky and Virgin Media. However, the TV station announced on Tuesday that they would also be screening the biggest game in club football for free online. BT will also be showing the Europa League final online too when Marseille meet Atletico Madrid on Wednesday evening. A statement on their website read: "The Reds’ bid for a sixth European crown on Saturday, May 26th will be shown completely free of charge via the revolutionary enhanced video player on both BTSport.com and the award-winning BT Sport app, as well as in 4K UHD on YouTube. "And in keeping with BT Sport’s promise to make live sport more widely accessible, the UEFA Europa League final between Marseille and Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, May 16th will also be shown for … [Read more...] about How Liverpool fans can watch Champions League final for FREE
The draw for the 2017/18 season of Europa League Round of 16 will take place in Nyon on Friday (23 February). The draw could turn out some exciting fixtures with a number of European heavyweights in the second tier European club competition this year. Where to watch live The draw starts at 12pm GMT. Live TV coverage of the Europa League Round of 16 draw will be available on BT Sport 2. Uefa's official website will live stream the draw for mobile and computer users. Click here for the link. Preview Arsenal are the sole representatives from England and they progressed to the last 16 following a 4-2 aggregate win over Swedish minnows Ostersunds. Arsene Wenger's side are among the favourites to make it to the latter stages of the competition. Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are the other two favourites and the three clubs are likely to want to avoid each other this early in the knockout phase. The former needed a late goal to overcome Serie A outfit Atlanta 4-3 on aggregate, … [Read more...] about Europa League 2017/18 Round of 16 draw: How to watch live on TV, online and preview