Rangers in Europa League boost as Erling Haaland is ruled out of clash as he is not traveling with Dortmund

ERLING HAALAND was ruled out of Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League clash with Rangers on Thursday night.

The German giants face Ibrox after a shock 4-2 home defeat to the Scottish champions last week in the playoffs of the tournament.

Haaland will not feature in Dortmund's Europa League second leg


Haaland will not feature in Dortmund’s Europa League second legCredit: Getty

And they will have to try to come back in the second leg without the Haaland amulet.

The Norwegian did not go to Glasgow with the rest of the Dortmund team.

Marco Rose’s side have been without a striker in their last three Bundesliga matches.

Haaland was suffering from muscle problems and so did not take part in the matches against Bayer Leverkusen and Union Berlin.

After that, he was said to not be fit enough to start the match against Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend.

It is a big motivation for Rangers as they want to qualify for the round of 16 of the Europa League.


Haaland has scored 23 goals in just 20 appearances for Dortmund this season.

In the Bundesliga, he averaged 1.26 goals per game he played.

The 21-year-old has also scored three goals in three Champions League matches.

But he couldn’t stop Dortmund from being eliminated in the group stage as they fell below Ajax and Sporting Lisbon.


Meanwhile, Rangers’ remarkable win over Dortmund comes at a time when they have recently relinquished the top spot of the Scottish Premiership.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side have won just two of their last five league matches and are three points behind Celtic in the process.

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