Fashion Has a Poor Start in the UEFA Champions League

Fashion Sakala suffered a defeat on his UEFA Champions League debut with Glasgow Rangers on Tuesday night.

Rangers were defeated 2-1 at home by Swedish champions Malmo in the first leg of their third round match.

The Scottish champions used Sakala as a substitute in the 63rd minute, with Rangers trailing 2-0.

Malmo broke the deadlock just after halftime, taking a 2-0 lead with goals from Soren Rieks in the 47th minute and Veljko Birmancevic in the 49th.

Sakala had a great chance in the 79th minute, but his header went wide, and it took a stoppage time goal from Steven Davis to ease Rangers’ burden ahead of the return leg on August 10 at Ibrox.

The winner of both legs will face either Greek champions Olympiakos or Bulgarian side Ludogoret in the pre-group stage round on August 17/18 and August 24/25.

Rangers are attempting to reach the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time since the 2010/2011 season.


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