RANGERS qualified for the Europa League group stages for a fourth successive year last month. 

This week, their latest continental campaign gets underway with a tough task on the horizon against Lyon. 

The French giants come to town for Matchday One of this year's competition. 

Lyon are regarded as the favourites to progress from Group A, which also hosts Celtic's former foes - Sparta Prague - as well as Brondby.

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The Light Blues appear to have come through a slight sticky spell in August and backed up their Old Firm win with victory at St Johnstone.

Now, with a packed Ibrox crowd behind them, Steven Gerrard's side will be going all out to get their full Europa League campaign off to a flier.

What time does Rangers vs Lyon kick-off?

  • Rangers will host Lyon TONIGHT on Thursday, September 16.
  • The game kicks-off at 8pm. 
  • The tie will be held at Ibrox.

What TV channel is Rangers vs Lyon on and can I live stream

  • You can watch the game live on BT Sport 3.
  • Coverage begins at 7.45pm.
  • The match is also available to stream on the BT Sport app or website.

What is the latest team news?

  • Connor Goldson was absent at the weekend due to self-isolation, but is back in time for this one. 
  • While Filip Helander has been ruled out until December after undergoing knee surgery.
  • Ianis Hagi will still be out of this one after testing positive for Covid-19.