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Rangers held by Aris Limassol at Ibrox stadium 

Ross McCausland's first Rangers goal confirmed continental football into 2024, but the Europa League tie with Aris Limassol means the Ibrox side may fall into the Conference League.

Ross McCausland’s first Rangers goal confirmed continental football into 2024, but the Europa League tie with Aris Limassol means the Ibrox side may fall into the Conference League.

Babicka’s Brilliance and McCausland’s Response

In a captivating match, Shavy Babicka’s skillful maneuvering led to Aris taking the lead against Jack Butland and Rangers, showcasing an early advantage during a challenging first half. 

However, Rangers’ fortunes shifted when first-half substitute McCausland swiftly equalized with a well-placed strike, hitting low off the post from the right side immediately after the break.

Europa League Hopes Hang in Balance

The stakes were high for Rangers as a victory would have secured their passage into the Europa League. Despite the intense clash, the result leaves Real Betis at the helm, with Rangers and Sparta Prague both vying for the crucial top two spots.

Rangers’ Position and Future in the League

Rangers’ position in the standings ensures they will finish no lower than third, guaranteeing them a place in the Conference League—a safety net should they fall short in their bid for the top slots. 

The looming fixture against Betis poses a challenging final hurdle for Rangers, yet their assured third-place finish maintains their presence in the European competition.

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