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OFFICIAL: Rangers are the worst team in Champions League history

OFFICIAL: Rangers are the worst team in Champions League history

A campaign to forget.

Rangers are officially the worst team in the history of the Champions League following a 3-1 defeat to Ajax on Tuesday evening.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side entered their final Group A game already eliminated from this season's competition.

The Scottish Premiership outfit had a slim chance of making the Europa League but all hopes were extinguished early on at Ibrox.

Ajax came racing out of the blocks to take a 1-0 lead inside four minutes through Steven Berghuis.

After some solid work from Mohammed Kudus, Berghuis floated the ball into the bottom left corner away from goalkeeper Allan McGregor.

The away side, who had only won one game in a group also containing Liverpool and Napoli, doubled their lead just before the half hour mark through Kudus.

James Tavernier scored a consolation three minutes from time from the penalty spot before Francisco Conceicao restored Ajax's two-goal lead late on.

It means Rangers have finished rock bottom of the group with 0 wins and a goal difference of -20.

They were beaten 4-0 by Ajax in their opening game before suffering a 3-0 loss to Napoli. Rangers then lost 2-0 to Liverpool at Anfield and suffered a 7-1 thumping in the reverse fixture.

Another 3-0 defeat to Napoli as well as Tuesday's result means they've equalled the record set by Dinamo Zagreb in 2011.

Rangers players looked distraught on Tuesday. (Image

It'll be a huge disappointment to Gers fans, who saw their team reach the Europa League final last year thanks to a stellar European run. They were eventually beaten by Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties.

One person said: "They've proven they couldn't handle the Premier League here."

Another put: "Be a long time before they're back in the Champions League."

A third tweeted: "I expected so much more."

While someone added: "Rangers and Celtic stunk the competition out this year."

Pre-match, van Bronckhorst admitted his team still have a long way to go to match Ajax.

Van Bronckhorst in conversation with Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder. (Image

He explained per Sky Sports: "We have been doing well in Europe the last three years, but we are still not at the same level as Ajax.

"We are developing and that's the way it is. It is the way the differences are in Europe at the moment.

"If you see Ajax, the players overall are from a higher level, their budget is higher.

"They bought players for £100m. They bought a not bad defender (Calvin Bassey) from us last season.

"We cannot compare ourselves to Ajax but we can compete with them on the day, especially at home at Ibrox."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Rangers, Ajax, Champions League