Rangers 1-3 Ajax: Berghuis, Kudus and Conceicao score for visitors

Rangers 1-3 Ajax: Gers are the worst EVER team in Champions League history as they finish group stage with -20 goal difference after six defeats… with Steven Berghuis, Mohammed Kudus and Francisco Conceicao on target

  • Steven Berghuis and Mohammed Kudus scored first half goals for the Dutch side
  • Kudus thought he added his second, but it was ruled out following a VAR check 
  • James Tavernier’s penalty was a consolation for Rangers with three minutes left 
  • Substitute Francisco Conceicao restored Ajax’s two-goal lead before the end 
  • The defeat condemns the Scottish side to one of the worst group stages ever 

Ajax struck three times to condemn Rangers to six straight defeats in their first Champions League group stage since the 2010-11 season.

Steven Berghuis and Mohamed Kudus scored for the Dutch visitors in the first half. 

Kudus thought he scored a second after the restart, but it was ruled out following a VAR check. 

With three minutes remaining, James Tavernier converted a penalty for Rangers after Rabbi Matondo was pushed to the ground in the box. 

But the visitors restored their two-goal cushion when substitute Francisco Conceicao scored in the 89th minute. 

Full report to follow… 

Steven Berghuis scored the visitors’ opener in Glasgow to secure Europa League football

Mohammed Kudus (left) doubled Ajax’s lead at Ibrox within the first half hour of the match

Rangers (4-2-3-1): McGregor, Tavernier, Sands, King, Barisic, Arfield (Lowry 83), Davis (Kamara 60), Sakala, Tillman (Wright 60), Kent (Matondo 83), Colak (Morelos 60)

Subs not used: McCrorie, McLaughlin, Devine, Fraser, Allan

Goal: Tavernier (pen) 87

Manager: Giovanni van Btonckhorst  

Ajax (4-3-3): Pasveer, Wijndal (Rensch 44), Bassey, Timber, Sanchez, Taylor (Grillitsch 87), Alvarez, Berghuis (Klaasen 55), Tadic, Kudus, Bergwijn (Conceicao 87) 

Subs not used: Stekelenburg, Brobbey, Ocampos, Kaplan, Gorter, Blind, Lucca, Magallan

Goals: Berghuis 4, Kudus 29, Conceicao 89

Booked: Taylor, Rensch, Conceicao

Manager: Alfred Schreuder   

Referee: Glenn Nyberg (Sweden)

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