Four hours before Rangers phased into a pitcher of noise in Braga, Alfredo Morelos sent a cheep that emerged a forewarning of what his team-mates would face in the Europa League semi -final.
"Be brave and patient," the Colombia striker informed his 125,000 audience, referring to his injury. "Sometimes you have to overcome certain tests in order to achieve great blessings. We will come back stronger."
It's a communication that 10,000 Rangers admirers will appreciate upon their return from Portugal.
A 1-0 crush was parcel out in Braga, concluding the Portuguese preference to reach the final rounds. For the first three quarters of the match at the magnificent Municipal Stadium, the prevailing Scottish champions were non starter, with a last minute reassemblying hope that the team has greater potentials in them for the comeback at Ibrox next week.
But what probability do Rangers have of encountering either Atalanta or RB Leipzig in the last four?What do the stats say?
Analysis can, of course, be influenced and, in many respects, the data from Thursday's crush in Braga propose Rangers were well in the game.
Their intended goals (XG) score was somewhat higher, they had more firings in the box, more controls and passes with a greater inexactitude not forgetting more crosses and corners.