UEFA has announced that Rangers’ Champions League clash with Napoli has been pushed back by 24 hours, with no away fans set to be in attendance.
- Gers lost the first game to Ajax
- Serie A giants stunned Liverpool
- No traveling supporters at Ibrox
WHAT HAPPENED? Changes to the European calendar are having to be made following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and although the game will take place, there will be no traveling supporters from Italy on August 14.
WHAT THEY SAID: A statement from UEFA said: “The UEFA Champions League tie between Rangers FC and SSC Napoli, originally to be played on Tuesday 13 September, has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 September at 21.00CET. This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“Away fans will not be authorized at the games, and as a matter of sporting fairness, Rangers’ fans will not be authorized for the return legs in Naples.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Rangers suffered a humbling 4-0 defeat to Dutch title holders Ajax in their first outing of the 2022-23 Champions League group stage.
AND WHAT’S MORE: Napoli also scored four goals in their Group A opener, as they stunned Premier League heavyweights Liverpool 4-1 at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
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WHAT NEXT FOR RANGERS? All football was shut down in Great Britain following the passing of Queen Elizabeth on September 8, meaning that Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side have not been in action since suffering their crushing defeat in Amsterdam.