Rangers manager Michael Beale was thoroughly impressed by Cyriel Dessers' display in their 2-2 draw against PSV Eindhoven in a UEFA Champions League playoff match at the Ibrox Stadium. The former Feyenoord Rotterdam, Heracles Almelo, FC Utrecht, and NAC Breda striker started the game and played for 81 minutes before being substituted for Danilo.
During the match, Abdallah Sima's stunning shot found the net just before halftime to give Rangers the lead, but Sangaré leveled the score with a close-range finish. Rabbi Matondo then regained Rangers' lead in the 76th minute, with Dessers providing the assist. Luuk de Jong equalized for PSV with ten minutes left, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
Beale praised Dessers for his performance, particularly his strong pressing against PSV's defenders and his crucial assist in setting up Matondo's goal. Beale noted that it was a significant game and expressed satisfaction with the front three's hard work.
The tie between PSV and Rangers is finely balanced, with the return leg taking place in the Netherlands, and the winner will secure a spot in the group stage of the Champions League.