Following Rangers’ 1-0 win over Braga in the Europa League last night, thanks to a goal from Ryan Kent, it’s not only the performance from Steven Gerrard’s side which gets praised by the Portuguese press today.
The party made by Scottish fans also gets notice, especially in a story from newspaper Record, who reports the Rangers ‘invasion’ to the Estádio Municipal de Braga.
The article actually starts with a little criticism, saying it was easy to identify the presence of Rangers fans, since there was a trail of bottles and cans behind them.
It’s also claimed journalists had trouble finding the press zone since the police had made barriers trying to control Scottish fans near the stadium’s entrance.
Still, Record writes that the Rangers party started ‘way before the game’, since it could be seen the day before, when it was carnival in Portugal.
They say Rangers fans who filled the stands ‘could be heard intensely’, and that’s why when Steven Gerrard’s side got on the ground to warm up, they ‘felt practically at home’, given how big the greeting was.
Newspaper O Jogo also highlights the ‘spectacle’ from Rangers fans, saying although 5000 supporters were expected last night, this number was ‘clearly exceeded’.