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We can win away at Ibrox - Babbel

Madjid Bougherra (centre) celebrates Rangers' late equaliser
Bougherra's goal for Rangers spoiled Stuttgart's night

Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel feels his team is capable of beating Rangers in the Champions League when they play in Scotland in November.

Babbel watched his side fail to capitalise on a 1-0 lead as Rangers fought back to earn a draw in Germany.

"A point's better than nothing but we can beat them in Glasgow," said Babbel.

"We know it'll difficult, especially with their supporters, but if we show the performance of the first half over 90 minutes we have a great chance."

The Bundesliga side dominated the opening period at the Mercedes-Benz Arena and took the lead after 18 minutes through their Russia international striker Pavel Pogrebnyak.

However, Babbel's team were unable to finish off the Scottish champions and after the break Rangers gave a better showing.

We were too passive. We have to learn from this game

Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel

Madjid Bougherra charged forward 13 minutes from full-time to score the equaliser and give Walter Smith's men a solid start to their Group G campaign.

And Babbel was disappointed not to have taken all three points after their positive start to the match.

"It's a pity. We played well in the first half and created pressure, but we failed to score the second goal that would have given some breathing space," lamented the former Liverpool defender.

"We let it slip out of our hands, we only ran behind them and did not go strongly into the challenges in the second half. These mistakes are punished.

"We were too passive. We have to learn from this game."



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