What can you even say? The early goal to put them under the gun. Adjusting to 10 men for more than 50 minutes. Adjusting to 9 men for nearly half an hour. Shagger. The number of jokes (definitely jokes) about having a wank over a football manager one can fit into a full 90 is quite astounding.
Let's just watch the glorious man have his say:
🎥 REACTION: Steven Gerrard spoke to @RangersTV after tonight's fantastic performance sent the Gers into the @EuropaLeague Group Stages. pic.twitter.com/1BVoW2QBbv— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 30, 2018
"What I saw tonight for a long period of the game is what it is about to be a Rangers player and what it should be about, which is you basically give your body and soul for this football club. My players did that tonight." 💙💙💙
Breaking down this performance at this point is a fairly useless measure; there will be plenty of time when we collectively run out of booze, preferably after Sunday. Here are some of the other highlights, courtesy of a deservedly ecstatic Rangers Twitter (and someone with a derangement syndrome).
Stunning from McGregor. 💙 pic.twitter.com/4MOXkLfHWQ— Rossco (@Rossco5088) August 30, 2018
Quietly terrified... ya wee fucking idiot. pic.twitter.com/9uRZl0evAi— Blue Room Art (@BlueRoomArt) August 30, 2018
Imagine I’m Gerrard. https://t.co/dKDpg2rxHv— Ian (@Iansmch) August 30, 2018
9 Men. 9 FUCKING MEN and useless Russians can't beat them. Uefa should launch enquiry into that ref chopping off perfectly good Ufa goal— brian88downey (@Brian88Downey) August 30, 2018
Rangers have banked £2.6 million for reaching the Europa League group stages. The Ibrox club stand to make £4.5 million from their home games. They will collect £320,000 for a win and £105,000 for a draw.— Matthew Lindsay (@MattLindsayHT) August 30, 2018
You look at this and think "the image says it all" and then you watch it and think "How many bouts of consensual, both parties wearing a Stevie G mask, bouts of loving can I fit in before the adrenaline exits my body?" https://t.co/fQgpkCEI1j— FF (@Follow_Follow_) August 30, 2018
Roll on Sunday.
Go listen to the Heart and Hand postmatch for even more flawed analysis.