More­los makes the dif­fer­ence as Gers tri­umph

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

23-year-old, 11 of them in the Europa League.

More­los did not have much time and space fol­low­ing Ryan Jack’s mea­sured de­liv­ery but his shot was in­stant af­ter he killed the ball.

More­los then set up Steven Davis to fire in a de­flected strike which sealed a 2-0 vic­tory and put Rangers level on seven points with Group G lead­ers Young Boys.

Gerrard said of the opener: “I liked that

Jacko didn’t cross early, he showed com­po­sure and picked out the pass.

“But the touch and fin­ish was stun­ning.

“I will never get bored of talk­ing about him (More­los).”

Rangers started slowly and needed goal-line clear­ances from Glen Ka­mara and Con­nor Gold­son to pre­vent Porto tak­ing the lead but they grad­u­ally got on top and de­served the win.

Gerrard, whose team will qual­ify if they beat Feyeno­ord later this month, said: “I’m sure peo­ple will try to find prob­lems with Porto and the rea­son why they are not the team they were.

“They are a good team. They have good play­ers. And over two games we have dom­i­nated three halves.

“The sec­ond-half per­for­mance was very strong. We beat a good team and we beat them very com­fort­ably.”

Porto boss Ser­gio

Con­ce­icao be­moaned an in­jury which forced ex­pe­ri­enced de­fender Pepe off early in the sec­ond half.

Con­ce­icao said: “Rangers took ad­van­tage of our fragility. The first half was fairly bal­anced and I thought it was go­ing OK. How­ever, Pepe’s in­jury af­fected the re­sult.”

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