Leon Balogun's header sent Rangers on their way to a first win in Group A
Alfredo Morelos was kept waiting for his 100th Rangers goal as Steven Gerrard's men revived their Europa League knockout hopes by easing to victory over Brondby at Ibrox.
Leon Balogun's thumping header and a Kemar Roofe tap-in - from a parried Morelos header - gave Rangers their first points at the third attempt to lift them off the bottom of Group A.
Morelos hit the post and substitute Scott Arfield struck the crossbar as the hosts were denied further goals to cement their superiority.
Lyon's comeback win at Sparta Prague leaves Gerrard's side a point behind the Czechs at the halfway stage of the group.
A trip to Denmark next will hold no fears for the Scottish champions after Brondby offered feeble opposition in Glasgow.
- Reaction & as it happened
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- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1McGregor2Tavernier6Goldson26BalogunSubstituted forBasseyat 64'minutes31Barisic17Aribo4LundstramBooked at 29minsSubstituted forArfieldat 78'minutes10Davis7HagiSubstituted forWrightat 78'minutes20MorelosSubstituted forSakalaat 71'minutes25RoofeSubstituted forBacunaat 78'minutes
- 16Mikkelsen3Heggheim5Maxsø4Rosted2Gammelby23CappisSubstituted forGreveat 81'minutes19FrendrupBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBørkeeietat 73'minutes25Ben SlimaneSubstituted forRadosevicat 45'minutes14MensahSubstituted forRiverosat 63'minutes11UhreSubstituted forHedlundat 63'minutes9Pavlovic
- 8Greve15Riveros17Bruus18Tshiembe20Fallenius22Radosevic24Divkovic27Hedlund29Bjur31Singh Sidhu40Ægidius42Børkeeiet
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Match ends, Rangers 2, Brøndby IF 0.
Second Half ends, Rangers 2, Brøndby IF 0.
Attempt saved. Joe Aribo (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Davis.
Fashion Sakala (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jens Gammelby (Brøndby IF).
Attempt saved. James Tavernier (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Arfield.
Foul by Scott Wright (Rangers).
Andreas Maxsø (Brøndby IF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Scott Arfield (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sigurd Rosted (Brøndby IF).
Attempt saved. Fashion Sakala (Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Calvin Bassey.
Substitution, Brøndby IF. Mathias Greve replaces Christian Cappis.
Scott Arfield (Rangers) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Scott Wright.
Substitution, Rangers. Scott Wright replaces Ianis Hagi.
Substitution, Rangers. Juninho Bacuna replaces Kemar Roofe.
Substitution, Rangers. Scott Arfield replaces John Lundstram.
Foul by Kemar Roofe (Rangers).
Blás Riveros (Brøndby IF) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Brøndby IF. Tobias Børkeeiet replaces Morten Frendrup.
Substitution, Rangers. Fashion Sakala replaces Alfredo Morelos.
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