Rangers hit four goals in Denmark to take a huge step towards the Europa League play-offs. Rangers went three up against Midtjylland before emerging from a shaky second-half spell to earn a two-goal lead in the first leg of the third qualifying round.
Alfredo Morelos headed the visitors in front two minutes before the break and Joe Aribo and Nikola Katic struck twice inside four minutes in the second half to put them in command.
The Danes struck two quickfire goals themselves and Rangers looked rattled, but Scott Arfield’s calm finish gave them a healthy lead with 20 minutes remaining.
Steven Gerrard made four changes, with Allan McGregor returning from suspension and Jon Flanagan, Glen Kamara and Jordan Jones brought into the team that secured a late victory over Kilmarnock.
There were few clear-cut chances in the opening quarter but both teams showed attacking intent, the hosts mainly from set-pieces.
Former Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko made a crucial interception as James Tavernier tried to find Morelos, and McGregor pushed Evander’s searching ball past the post.