Scottish giants Rangers begin their Champions League campaigns in the third round qualifying series with a trip to Belgian side Union Saint-Gilloise. The Gers were last season’s UEFA Europa League runners-up.
Union Saint-Gilloise and Rangers will battle for a place in the Champions League playoffs for a chance in the Group stages in September.
Union Saint-Gilloise made it to UCL after finishing second behind league Champions Club Brugge in the Pro League Championship Playoffs.
Scottish side Rangers finished second behind league Champions Celtic at the end of the playoffs. The two sides had a series of successful results during the Preseason.
A big blow to the Gers, Nigerian forward Joe Aribo left to join Premier League outfit Southampton FC. However, club manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst is optimistic his side could go into Europe with last season’s momentum that took them to the finals.
What is the kick-off time between Union Saint-Gilloise and the Rangers?
The match will Kick-off 7:45 PM (BST) British Summer Time Tuesday, August 2 2022.
UK (BST) 07:45 PM
CEST: 08:45 PM
Eastern Time: 02:45 PM
Central Time: 01:45 PM
Mountain Time: 12:45 PM
Pacific Time: 11:45 AM
Gulf Standard Time: 10:45 PM
Indian Standard Time: 00:15 midnight, Wednesday August 3, 2022.
Where to watch Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers on TV and live stream
The match between Union Saint-Gilloise and Rangers will be available on Premier Sports 1 TV and Premier Player HD via live stream. You can watch the game on Rangers TV (subscription required) and on social media profiles.
United Kingdom: Premier Sports 1 and Premier Player HD
United States: Paramount+
Belgium: VTM 2
Union Saint-Gilloise vs Rangers UEFA Champions League 2022/23 Match Preview
Union Saint-Gilloise started brightly in the Belgian First Division A with one victory and one draw.
English defender Ross Sykes scored the only goal that earned the all-important home victory against Charleroi.
Union Saint-Gilloise favours an Attacking style of play with 3-5-2, which is a hundred per cent in their favour.
Rangers manager, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, is hoping to enter the UEFA Champions League Group stages with a good result in Belgian. The Dutch tactician took the club to finish runners-up in the Europa League last season.
Rangers began their account for the new season with an impressive 2-1 win on the road against Livingston. Scott Arfield and James Tavernier both scored in the second half to turn the game around after Joel Nouble had given the host an early lead in the first half.
Kemar Roofe, Rabbi Matondo (Knock), Filip Helander (Foot injury), Alfredo Morelos (Thigh injury), Ianis Hagi (Knee injury)
Players to watch
Dante Vanzeir is one of the best players at Union Saint-Gilloise. The forward had over 15 goals for the club last season.
James Tavernier scored the second goal that earned the vital win for the Rangers at Livingston last weekend. He was the main player for the club last season in the Europa League campaign.