Nine-man Rangers met their match in the Europa League as Peter Olayinka inspired Slavia Prague crushed Steven Gerrard’s quarter-final dreams.

Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe were both sent off as the Czech champions claimed a 2-0 win at Ibrox to smash Gers’ 12-game unbeaten run in Europe.

Joe Aribo played his part for Rangers at Ibrox Stadium.

36 Lion product Peter Olayinka headed Slavia ahead early on but Gers felt they could still turn it around in the second half.

However, Roofe’s dismissal for a brutal boot to the face of Prague keeper Ondrej Kolar was a fatal set-back which was quickly compounded by Balogun, who picked up a second yellow as he handed Nicolae Stanciu a set-piece chance he expertly sweep home the second.

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