Rangers explain Aaron Ramsey’s omission in Portugal as Giovanni van Bronckhorst reveals Braga weakness he wants to exploit at Ibrox

Abel Ruiz scored the only goal of the first leg in Portugal on Thursday night, leaving the tie firmly in the balance.

As Rangers look to book a semi-final clash with either RB Leipzig or Atalanta, who drew 1-1 in Germany in the first leg of their last eight tie, van Bronckhorst is banking on the impact of a fired-up capacity crowd in Govan.

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“In the end, it’s a one-goal difference,” he said. “Next week we play at home with the crowd behind us.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst issues instructions to his players during the Europa League quarter-final, first leg match against Braga in Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

“The atmosphere is very hostile (at Ibrox), it’s very overwhelming at times. You saw tonight that after 70 minutes, Braga dropped their energy levels a little bit.

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