Royal Antwerp 3-4 Rangers: Borna Barisic scores a 90th minute penalty as Steven Gerrard’s men come from behind twice to win thrilling Europa League first leg tie
- Borna Barisic scored a 90th minute penalty as Rangers beat Royal Antwerp 4-3
- Steven Gerrard’s side had to come from behind twice to win the first leg
- The home went 2-1 and 3-2 ahead after Joe Aribo had opened the scoring
- Barisic had scored from the spot earlier in the game to make it 2-2
- The Gers were 3-2 down before Ryan Kent equalised in the 83rd minute
A 90th minute penalty saw Rangers claim a 4-3 victory over Royal Antwerp as the Scots came from behind twice in a thrilling Europa League tie.
Joe Aribo gave the visitors the lead in the 38th minute before Felipe Avenatti equalised just before half-time.
A contentious penalty decision saw Antwerp take the lead when Steven Davis was adjudged to have brought down Lior Refaelov in the box. The forward then kept his cool to put the ball into the top corner.
Rangers then got their own penalty with Borna Barisic slotting the ball past Ortwin De Wolf.
Martin Hongla put Antwerp in front again in the 66th minute but substitute Ryan Kent got the Gers level once more with seven minutes remaining. The final five minutes descended into madness as Rangers survived two goal-mouth scrambles before going up the other end to win another penalty after a handball from Abdoulaye Seck.
Seck was sent off and Barisic stepped up to score from the spot again to give Rangers a 4-3 victory.
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Borna Barisic scored a 90th minute penalty as Rangers beat Royal Antwerp 4-3 on Thursday