Red Star Belgrade coach Milorad Kosanovic thought the best team had been eliminated after the Champions League qualifier against Rangers.
Milorad Kosanovic thought his side excelled themselves
"We were unlucky not to go into the group stage of the Champions League, as we've shown in these two matches that we are better than Rangers," he said.
"Rangers used their enormous experience to stop our forwards.
"They were on the brink of conceding a goal at some stages, but they stayed calm and prevented us scoring."
Rangers left Belgrade with a goalless draw to add to the goal scored by Nacho Novo in the first leg in Glasgow.
"When you miss chances like we did in the first half, and when your only mistake, in the 90th minute of the first leg costs you a goal then you have to accept that you are out," added Kosanovic.
"In modern football, at this level, details decide matches.
"Still, I think my team gave their best in both games, maybe even played better then they can usually, but that wasn't enough to go through."