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Rangers defeated by Young Boys in Europa League clash

The Ibrox side failed to hold on to their lead during the Group G match on Thursday night.

Rangers: The Light Blues lost against Young Boys.
Rangers: The Light Blues lost against Young Boys. SNS

Rangers have lost their Europa League match against Young Boys.

The Ibrox side failed to hold on to their lead during the Group G clash at the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf in Switzerland on Thursday night, losing 2-1.

Battle: Rangers lost their lead.
Battle: Rangers lost their lead. SNS

The Light Blues went into the break with a 1-0 lead thanks to Alfredo Morelos in the 44th minute, however the Young Boys equalised five minutes into the second-half through Roger Assale.

Christian Fassnacht then sealed the deal with a second goal for the Swiss Super League champs in stoppage time.

Hundreds of Rangers fans attended the game, despite the club's decision not to take up their ticket allocation.

Supporters: Rangers fans travelled to Bern for the game.
Supporters: Rangers fans travelled to Bern for the game. SNS

Rangers announced in August that they would not request tickets for the match after receiving two UEFA charges over offensive singing.

However, a group of supporters travelled to Bern for the game and were seated together in the same section of the ground.

Gerrard admitted his side only had themselves to blame for the goals they conceded but felt they should have been awarded a spot-kick before the added-time winner. 

He said: "Football can be cruel at times. We've got ourselves to blame. I think we've gifted Young Boys a victory tonight. 

"Big moments in the game have gone against us. I think if we had VAR tonight they would have had a second yellow with [Frederik] Sorensen because Alfredo gets a yellow card for exactly the same incident. So that never went for us. 

"The keeper has made a world-class save at 1-1, we could have taken the lead from that. 

"And we've not got a blatant penalty as well with Alfredo. 

"The human eye should get that one right but the reason why VAR is coming into the game is just for situations like that so you can go back and check. 

"I've seen the first view of it and it's as blatant as you like. It's a clear penalty at a very important time of the match. 

"That could have been a massive turning point. But we have to take this on the chin, it is what it is, there is no VAR so there is no point moaning about it. 

"But big decisions and big moments went against us tonight so it's quite a stinging one. "Then for their second goal, again, we haven't been outplayed, we haven't faced a moment of brilliance. We've gifted them a second goal. 

"So we've shown naivety in terms of game management and individual errors have cost us."

All four teams in Group G now have three points apiece after Feyenoord beat Porto in the pool's other game.

Rangers will next play Porto in the competition on October 24.

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