Date: 6th August 2020 at 8:14pm
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James Tavernier was again the fall guy as Steven Gerrard’s Europa League dream came to an end in Germany.

Trailing 3-1 from the home leg in March the Ibrox men were sent out on a damage limitation exercise but it seems that no one informed the skipper who presented Bayer Leverkusen with the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.

Lagging a yard behind his fellow defender’s Tav was unable to get close to Moussa Diaby as he raced clear to smash a shot high past Allan McGregor.

Leverkusen hadn’t played for a month but cruised through in third gear with the knock-out stages all being played in Germany.

It was a familiar story for Tav who has picked up one Petrofac Cup winners medal in five years at Ibrox.

Last season he bottled out of taking a penalty against Celtic in the League Cup Final, handing the ball to the out of form Alfredo Morelos whose shot was saved by Fraser Forster.

In February a poor pass back to McGregor created the goal for Hearts to end Gerrard’s hopes of winning the Scottish Cup.