Willem II are out of the Europa League after a 4-0 defeat to Rangers in Tilburg on Thursday evening.

Adrie Koster decided to make changes to the side that defeated Heracles at the weekend with Miquel Nelom and Dries Siddiki coming into the eleven.

Willem II made a bright start and should have been ahead when Allan McGregor spilled the ball to Vangelis Pavlidis, but the in-form striker hit the bar with his shot.

Then in the 22nd minute it all went wrong as Nelom brought down Ryan Kent and James Tavernier netted the opener from the penalty spot. Three minutes later, Robbin Ruiter spilled an easy strike right to Kent and he doubled the lead.

Willem II should have pulled one back when Pavlidis set up Che Nunnely for a strike in front of goal but his effort was straight at McGregor. Early in the second half, the Rangers goalkeeper also denied Gorkem Saglam.

Rangers made Willem II pay again for their misses as Filip Helander made it 3-0 with a header in the 55th minute. Connor Goldson then added a fourth with another header as Willem II struggled to deal with the Scottish sides height.

A tough night for Willem II and their return to European competition is over at the second hurdle. Rangers progress to meet Galatasaray.




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