What happens if Rangers lose in Champions League qualifying? | The Sun

RANGERS will need to perform a heroic performance TONIGHT if they are to secure Champions League qualification for the first time since 2010.

The Gers were stunned by Jupiter Pro League side Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium having lost 2-0 in the first leg.

However Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men are still pipped to go through with the second encounter being on home soil

But what happens if the Scottish giants are knocked out?

What happens if Rangers lose in Champions League qualifying?

If Rangers were to pull off a mighty comeback and beat their Belgian opponents, they would face wither Monaco or PSV Eindhoven in the final play-off round,

However, if the Scottish giants were to be knocked out, Rangers would find themselves back in the Europa League this season.

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Their bitter rivals Celtic have already snatched the automatic qualification group stage spot having won the league last campaign.

What Pot will Rangers go in should they go through?

If Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men navigate their way through the group stages, they are likely to land in Pot 4 – along with Celtic.

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This is due to the Scottish League possessing one of the lower coefficients according to UEFA ruling.

However, the Gers can possibly sneak into Pot 3 should Portuguese giants Benfica fail to secure their spot in the Champions League group stages.

And this is down to Rangers' individual coefficient being higher than the teams in Pot 4 (Club Brugge, Celtic and Marseille) who have already qualified.

As a result, the former Scottish champions would avoid 'tougher' teams in their group, once the draw has been confirmed, giving them a better chance to get into the knock-out rounds.

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