One is 19-year-old American, the other 47-year-old Dutchman, who is an offensive talent in Dortmund, the other coach in Glasgow. And yet Giovanni Reyna and Giovanni Van Bronkhorst more share more than the first name.

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“I’ve known ‘Gio’ since his birth,” said Van Bronckhorst, the other “Gio”, in front of the Europa League duel between Borussia Dortmund and the Rangers on Thursday (18.45, live! At American). “I have a special relationship with him – as a friend, but also as a player.”

Reyna’s father Claudio played around the millennium with Van Bronckhorst together with the Rangers. And both understood so well that Reynas named their son in 2002 to Claudios teammates.

One was always in contact and see “at least once a year”, so van Bronckhorst about Reyna Junior. “I have a special connection to the Reyna family, so it will make every special something special for us.”

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