Glasgow Rangers have a mountain to climb if they want to reach the Champions League play-off round. They host Union Saint-Gilloise in the second leg of this third qualifying round tie but trail 2-0. The winners of this match face either PSV or Monaco (level at 1-1 after the first leg) for a place in the group stages. Defeat means they go into the Europa League group stage. Rangers reached the final of that competition last season but they'd love to stay in the Champions League. A goal in each half in Belgium has put that in doubt though. Rangers are unbeaten in their last six home European matches but including penalties have now lost their last five away games. They have started their Scottish Premiership season with two wins. Their last 19 home games in all competitions has seen just one defeat to Celtic.
Union Saint-Gilloise are playing only their second season in European football. The last time was in the 1964/65 season when losing on aggregate 2-0 to Juventus in the Inter City Fairs Cup (now the Europa League). They are finally back after finishing runners-up last season in the Belgian Jupiler League. This season hasn't started so well win four points from three games. The weekend saw them lose 3-0 at Mechelen, leaving them 11th in the table. Only one of their last five away competitive games has been won. Back Rangers to win this but it might not be by the margin needed to keep them in the Champions League.