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Rangers vs PSV: Live stream, TV channel, match preview and how to watch the Champions League play-off on BT Sport
Another huge European night awaits at Ibrox as Rangers host PSV in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.
Last season’s Europa League runners-up can expect another frenzied home atmosphere on Tuesday evening as they seek a victory that would put them on the brink of the group stages for the first time in over a decade.
Standing in their way are a PSV side managed by Ruud van Nistelrooy, who have made a perfect start to the new season.
When is Rangers vs PSV?
Our coverage from Ibrox gets underway at 7.15pm (8pm KO) on Tuesday 16 August, live on BT Sport 1.
The match is also available to live stream on the BT Sport app or right here on bt.com/sport - full details below.
Champions League play-offs on BT Sport
Tuesday 16 August
Rangers vs PSV: BT Sport 1, 7.15pm
Bodo/Glimt vs Dinamo Zagreb: BT Sport 2, 7.45pm
Copenhagen vs Trabzonspor: BT Sport 3, 7.45pm
Wednesday 17 August
Qarabag vs Viktoria Plzen: BT Sport 2, 5.30pm
Dynamo Kyiv vs Benfica: BT Sport 2, 7.45pm
Maccabi Haifa vs Red Star: BT Sport 4, 7.45pm
How to watch Rangers vs PSV on your mobile
Watch on the go with the BT Sport app with a link to the live stream available at the top of the homepage when our coverage gets underway.
With the enhanced video player featuring an interactive timeline and multi-camera functionality, the app truly offers the most-immersive viewing experience available.
How to live stream Rangers vs PSV on your laptop or TV
Rangers vs PSV is available to live stream here!
Follow the link above or access the live stream via the bt.com/sport home page when our broadcast begins at 7.15pm.
With access to in-game stats, real-time table changes and more, our matchday page will enhance your viewing ever further.
If you're at home, you can watch all the action BT Sport 1 via BT TV, or BT Sport large screen app, which is available on most smart televisions.*
*BT Sport customers can download the BT Sport app on PS4, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models onwards). To watch the action, follow the link at the top of the homepage.
Rangers vs PSV match preview
Ibrox has already seen a European night for the ages this season after Rangers overcame Union Saint-Gilloise and a two-goal first-leg defeat to reach the play-offs.
Roared on by a deafening home support, they overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit for the first time in Europe in scenes reminiscent of last season when their famous atmosphere roused spirited performances in the Europa League.
PSV will provide a stern test with a place in the group stages up for the grabs. The Dutch side eliminated Monaco in the previous round and have made the perfect start to the new Eredivisie season.
Managed by former Manchester United and Netherlands forward Ruud van Nistelrooy, they will arrive in Glasgow full of confidence after a superb start to the new campaign.
After beating Ajax in the Dutch Super Cup, they showed their mettle in defeating Monaco and flexed their attacking prowess in thumping league wins over Emmen and Go Ahead Eagles.
19-year-old prodigy Xavi Simmons scored a brace at the weekend and former Newcastle and Barcelona forward Luuk de Jong will provide the goalscoring threat upfront.
They have already scored 19 goals this season and have seamlessly adapted to life under Van Nistelrooy.
Rangers secured a third consecutive Scottish Premiership win of the season with a routine win against St Johnstone on Saturday.
Manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst, who said he expects Ryan Kent and James Sands to return on Tuesday, saw his side get their noses in front in the first half through Malik Tillman before a flurry of second-half goals secured the victory.
Their seventh straight home win is the perfect boost ahead of their biggest game of the season so far.
“It is a big game for us, for both teams because the group stage is at stake,” Van Bronckhorst said.
“It will be good to see Ruud again - it has been a while. He has good experience of PSV through the academy to the first team. It will also be good to see Fred Rutten.
“He was my head coach for one year at Feyenoord before I took over.
“We have been involved in football for many years, but when the whistle goes, it’s game time and we need to make sure we do everything we can in the two games to go through.”
Rangers famously dispatched RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, Red Star Belgrade and Braga at home in their historic run to the Europa League final.
Faced with another high-stakes clash against a European giant, the 55-time Scottish champions will need to summon the spirit of last season to put them on the brink of the group stages.
Rangers vs PSV predicted team news
Rangers predicted line-up:
McLaughlin, Tavernier, Goldson, Sands, Barisic, Arfield, Lundstram, Lawrence, Tillman, Colak, Kent.
PSV predicted line-up:
Benitez, Mwene, Teze, Obispo, Max, Sangare, Veerman, Bakayoko, Simons, Gakpo, De Jong.
What if I can't watch the game live?
No problem. A highlights package of the clash will be made available to all shortly after the game on both the BT Sport app and bt.com/sport. We'll also publish in-game clips throughout the 90 minutes.
There will also be several opportunities to watch the match in full on TV and online after the event. For more information on the latest listings, check out our TV Guide.
What other live football does BT Sport show?
The Premier League campaign got off to a flyer on BT Sport, and there’s plenty more to come in the next few weeks.
Headlined by a cracking Merseyside derby at the start of September, our TV picks for the first eight gameweeks include a full midweek round of fixtures that will see every team feature across the BT Sport network.
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