MX23RW : Sunday, November 17 00:56:16| >> :600:3948028:3948028:
Oct 3, 2019 at 5.55pm UK at ​STADE DE SUISSE Wankdorf Bern (Bern)
Attendance: 26,348
Young Boys
2-1
RangersRangers
Assale (50'), Fassnacht (93')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Morelos (44')

In Focus: Rangers' Europa League opponents Young Boys

In Focus: Rangers' Europa League opponents Young Boys
© Reuters
Steven Gerrard's men travel to Switzerland this week.

Rangers travel to Switzerland to take on Young Boys looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in Europa League Group G.

Here, the PA news agency takes a closer look at the Swiss champions.

Manager

Gerardo Seoane has been in charge of Young Boys since 2018 when he was handed the reins after impressing during his short stint at Luzern – the club where he started and finished his playing career. His first coaching role was with Luzern's Under-15s in 2011 and he rose through the ranks before being given the top job of his home-town club in January 2018. He guided Luzern to a third-place finish and was taken on by champions Young Boys following Adi Hutter's departure. Seoane delivered another league title in his first campaign at the Young Boys helm.

Familiar face

Saidy Janko, left, used to play for Celtic
Saidy Janko, left, used to play for Celtic (Jeff Holmes/PA)

Former Celtic defender Saidy Janko now plies his trade at Young Boys, where he is currently on loan from Porto. The Swiss wide man made 20 appearances in all competitions for Rangers' fierce rivals between 2015 and 2017 before moving on to St Etienne.

Form

Young Boys have made an unbeaten start to the Swiss Super League season, winning five and drawing four of their nine games so far to sit second in the table. The Swiss champions won just one of their league matches in September, though, and they were beaten 2-1 by Porto in their Europa League group opener.

European pedigree

Young Boys played Manchester United last season
Young Boys played Manchester United in the Champions League last season (Martin Rickett/PA)

Young Boys reached the Champions League group stage last season but finished bottom of a heavyweight pool containing Juventus, Manchester United and Valencia. They did, however, hold Valencia to a 1-1 draw before beating Juventus 2-1 at home in their final group game. Their best season in Europe came in 1958-59 when they got to the semi-finals of the European Cup.

body check tags ::
Share this article now:
Instagram - Follow Sports Mole
Borna Barisic during Rangers training on November 28, 2018
Read Next:
Borna Barisic: 'Rangers can compete with everyone'
>

Euro Champ Qualifying
ATP Finals Semi-Finals
Result
Tsitsipas
Federer
6 6
3 4
Result
Thiem
Zverev
7 6
5 3
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Challenge Cup
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Brasileiro
Uruguayan Primera Division
NIFL Premiership
Welsh Premier League
Australian A-League
International Friendlies
European Under-21 Championship Qualifying
European Champions Cup
European Challenge Cup
International Rugby League Friendlies
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool12111028101834
2Leicester CityLeicester128222982126
3Chelsea1282227171026
4Manchester CityMan City1281335132225
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd12453139417
6Arsenal124531617-117
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd124441612416
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves123721615116
9Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124351118-715
14Tottenham HotspurSpurs123541817114
15Everton124261318-514
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford12156823-158
19Southampton122281129-188
20Norwich CityNorwich122191128-177

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!