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Rangers 4 Corinthians 2: Alfredo Morelos comes off the bench to inspire terrific second-half comeback as Gers win in Orlando

ALFREDO MORELOS netted twice as Rangers staged a brilliant comeback to beat Corinthians in the Florida Cup.

After a drab opening, goals from Colin Kazim-Richards and Rodriguinho had given the Brazilian side a comfortable 2-0 lead at half-time.

But the introduction of Morelos at the break changed the game, as Rangers' top-scorer once again proved why the club shelled out £1million to bring him to Ibrox.

Boss Graeme Murty promised two different teams in either half, opting to start with Josh Windass up top after his goal against Atletico Mineiro on Thursday.

Rangers bossed possession in the early stages, but Corinthians were dangerous on the break and hit the bar through Romao, before profiting from two defensive lapses.

First, the tricky Jadson got away on the right and was able to float over a pinpoint cross, where an umarked Rodriguinho was able to easily poke home.

Rangers came close through Windass as they rallied, but were caught out by a simple ball over the top – allowing former Celtic man Kazim-Richards to hold off two men and power a shot into the bottom corner.

At the break, Murty made his promised changes and couldn't have hoped for a better response.

It took nearly twenty minutes for the game to lose its scrappy feel, as Morelos pulled one back, slashing in on the half-volley from a terrific ball in by Sean Goss.

Despite being only 17 degrees in Orlando, Rangers fans had their shirts off shortly after as the rattled Brazilians were pulled apart on the left by the Colombian striker, who squared for Andy Halliday to tap in.

Corinthians had changed nine of their personnel at half-time, and this lineup looked a complete contrast to the solid side from the opening 45 minutes.

Jamie Murphy – lively once again – was allowed to escape down the right and delivered for Morelos, who produced a magnificent first-time finish into the top corner.

And just three minutes later it was four, as James Tavernier burst into the box and after a one-two, followed up a saved strike to cap a stunning comeback.

It was a magnificent second half for Murty and his players, who will now have their sights firmly set on Premiership action against Aberdeen on January 24.

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