Rangers will play Sporting Lisbon – with of course none other than ex-Ger Pedro Mendes – in the last 32 of the Europa League. The first leg will be at Ibrox on February 17th with the away leg being in Portugal 7 days later.
The winner of this tie will go on to play the winner of Lille V PSV Eindhoven – these matches will be played on March the 10th and 17th – with the winner of Rangers V Sporting Lisbon away in the first leg.
The full draw is below:
Teams mentioned first play at home in the opening legs.
Round of 32 draw
SSC Napoli (ITA) v Villarreal CF (ESP)
Rangers FC (SCO) v Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) v Liverpool FC (ENG)
RSC Anderlecht (BEL) v AFC Ajax (NED)
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) v SC Braga (POR)
Beşiktaş JK (TUR) v FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) v FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
BSC Young Boys (SUI) v FC Zenit St Petersburg (RUS)
Aris Thessaloniki FC (GRE) v Manchester City FC (ENG)*
PAOK FC (GRE) v PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)**
Sevilla FC (ESP) v FC Porto (POR)**
FC Rubin Kazan (RUS) v FC Twente (NED)
LOSC Lille Métropole (FRA) v PSV Eindhoven (NED)
SL Benfica (POR) v VfB Stuttgart (GER)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) v Paris Saint-Germain FC (FRA)
FC Metalist Kharkiv (UKR) v Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
* first leg scheduled for Tuesday 15 February
** second leg scheduled for Tuesday 22 February
Round of 16 draw
Benfica/Stuttgart v BATE/PSG
Beşiktaş/Dynamo Kyiv v Aris/Manchester City
Rubin/Twente v Young Boys/Zenit
PAOK/CSKA Moskva v Sevilla/Porto
Lille/PSV v Rangers/Sporting
Metalist/Leverkusen v Napoli/Villarreal
Anderlecht/Ajax v Basel/Spartak Moskva
Sparta Praha/Liverpool v Lech/Braga
Rangers next game is away to Dundee United in the SPL on Tuesday night. Kick-oo 11.45pm local time in Dubai. The match will be screened LIVE in Centre Circle as always.