For many of a certain age, the name Royal Antwerp will be synonymous with Manchester United during a 15-year residency as an English giant’ partner club

Hibernian captain David Gray and former Scottish international Phil Bardsley joined John O’Shea and Jonny Evans in the Flemish city known for its diamond industry

Cup winners Cup finalists in 1993 Antwerp was beaten 3-1 at Wembley by Nevio Scala’s exciting Parma side, but not much has happened since, apart from relegation and years of underperformance

Antwerp is Belgium’s most populous city, but has been in the football doldrums for a long time since the club won the Cup in 1992.The last of their four titles came back even further in 1957

Anderlecht and Club Brugge have largely ruled the quarter since then, with Genk and Standard Liege weighing every now and then. However, the trophy cabinet has been collecting dust for Antwerp for some time

As Franky Vercauteren’s team prepares to welcome Rangers to Northern Belgium, something of a renaissance from ‘The Great Old’ flares

Second in the top Belgian league, although 13 points behind champions Bruges, they are on the way to their highest result since 1975

The first crack in the Europa League is going very well. Just ask Jose Mourinho

Antwerp narrowly lost to Tottenham Hotspur in their group, but won 1-0 at home, which Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard will serve as a warning

The 26-year-old is Romelu’s younger brother and cousin of Celtic’s estranged left-back Boli Bolingoli A Belgian international himself and on loan from Italian Lazio, he was out of favor at the time his parent’s club was beaten twice by Celtic in competition last season

Defensive midfielder who won his international match for Belgium in a friendly against Scotland at Hampden Park in 2018.He is also on loan in Antwerp from the German side Köln, which he joined from Ghent last season

Played internationally up to and including U21 with the likes of Youri Tielemans, Jason Denayer and Leander Dendoncker Gerkens had mixed results against Celtic in the Champions League when he was with Anderlecht and both the 0: 3 home defeat and the 0: 1 – Away win started

Scotland missed a great chance in a classic with Wales, but there’s still a lot to admire on Gregor Townsend’s side with three Six Nations games left, writes Tom English

Scotsman Zander Fargerson is sent off after striking Alun Wyn Jones in the head at a crucial moment in his six-nation game against Wales in Murrayfield

BBC Scotland beats both halves of the Old Firm, scores goals for fun and moves up under “Scotland’s best young manager” to help St Investigate Mirren

British doubles player Jamie Murray on life in Melbourne, further concerns about the Australian Open this week and his obsession with the Football Manager

Julius van Sauers of the Glasgow Rocks basketball team tells BBC Scotland that he and two teammates have been evicted from their home in the city due to racial harassment

Antwerp vs Rangers

World News – GB – What can Rangers expect from Antwerp?

Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56102489