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Watch masked Braga hothead Medeiros SQUARE UP to ref who sends him off in moment of madness in Europa exit vs Rangers

BRAGA striker Iuri Medeiros was sent off in his side's Europa League exit to Rangers for squaring up to the REFEREE.

That put his side down to nine men in the quarter-final clash with the game in extra-time.


And it proved crucial as the Portuguese side fell to a 3-1 defeat at Ibrox to exit the competition.

Medeiros, who was wearing a mask for the game, crashed into Leon Balogun in the 105th minute.

He had only entered the game just after the hour mark, replacing Martins Gomes.

Referee Francois Letexier called over the 27-year-old and flashed a yellow card.

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But Medeiros was fuming with the decision, wagging his finger in the official's face before the two men's heads were a few centimetres apart.

Letexier was having none of it after appearing to receive a torrent of abuse, and flashed the yellow a second time to send off the player.

Vitor Tormena had already been sent off after hauling down Kemar Roofe in the first half.

Rangers will now face RB Leipzig in the last four of the competition.

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The first leg will take place in Germany in two weeks' time.

A delighted Giovani van Bronckhorst believes his team gave everything – in a game that had everything.

He told BT Sport: "It's a big night and a big result for us. It was a game that was up and down, ten men, nine men, goals disallowed, VAR, penalties, red cards.

"It was quite hectic but at the end of the day we are through to the semis

"I'm very proud. To reach the last four in Europe is a major achievement for everyone. We worked so hard for it."

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