CONNOR GOLDSON savoured one of Rangers’ most important recent results and most impressive performances as Steven Gerrard’s side moved to within touching distance of a Europa League knockout berth.

The Light Blues continued their superb European campaign with a 2-0 victory over Porto at Ibrox and now head to Feyenoord later this month knowing they could clinch a place in the next phase of the competition for the first time under Gerrard’s guidance.

Rangers went into the Ibrox clash full of confidence after taking a well-deserved point in the Estadio do Dragao last time out and this was an even more memorable night for Gerrard and his players.

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Alfredo Morelos opened the scoring midway through the second half as he collected a pass from Ryan Jack and fired a superb effort into the corner to send Ibrox wild.

And when Steven Davis doubled the advantage just four minutes later, the points were secured as Gerrard’s side celebrated a famous win over the Portuguese giants.

Rangers welcome Young Boys to Ibrox on matchday six and Goldson is confident they can progress out of Group G this term.

He said: “That result is up there with our best results in Europe. We know the size of Porto and what they have obviously achieved over the years in the Champions League and this competition.

“To get a result like that was great and it puts us in a great position in this group to try and qualify which is what we want to do.

“They were a good side and were always going to cause us problems which they did in both games but we still limited their chances despite them having a lot of possession in the first half.

“But we tried to put them on the backfoot as much as we could in the second half and we started pressing them a bit more it gave us more belief we could go and hurt them.

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“It’s a big chance for us in Rotterdam. We always knew it would be a tough group but we’ve acquitted ourselves really well so far and we just need to keep going.

“There’s two big games left and we just need to try and hopefully get three points in one of them.

“We’ve been doing well in defence and kept three clean sheets in the bounce and that’s our aim - to help the team by keeping goals out and we always know if we can do that then we’re capable of scoring goals. “