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  UEFA Cup ......... Manchester 2008

Manchester 2008 The Teddy Bears Page1 - Page2 - Page3 - Page4 - Page5 - Page6

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The road tae the Final
Champions League 2nd Qualifying round
  31 July 2007  Rangers 2 v 0   FK Zeta (Montenegro)
   7 Aug 2007  FK Zeta (Montenegro) 0 v 1   Rangers
Champions League 3rd Qualifying round
  14 Aug 2007  Rangers 1 v 0   Red Star (Serbia)
  28 Aug 2007  Red Star (Serbia) 0 v 0   Rangers
Champions League Group E
1st game 19 Sep 2007  Rangers 2 v 1   VIB Stuttgart (Germany)
2nd game  2 Oct 2007  Lyon (France) 0 v 3   Rangers
3rd game 23 Oct 2007  Rangers 0 v 0   Barcelona (Spain)
4th game  7 Nov 2007  Barcelona (Spain) 2 v 0   Rangers
5th game 27 Nov 2007  VIB Stuttgart (Germany) 3 v 2   Rangers
6th game 28 Sep 2007  Rangers 0 v 3   Lyon (France)
UEFA CUP 
(Last 32)1st leg 13 Feb 2008  Rangers 0 v 0   Panathinaikos (Greece)
            2nd leg 21 Feb 2008  Panathinaikos (Greece) 1 v 1   Rangers
(Last 16)1st leg  6 Mar 2008  Rangers 2 v 0   Werder Bremen (Germany)
            2nd leg 13 Mar 2008  Werder Bremen (Germany) 1 v 0   Rangers
Quarter final  3 Apr 2008  Rangers 0 v 0   Sporting Lisbon ( Portugal)
  10 Apr 2008  Sporting Lisbon 0 v 2   Rangers
Semi-final 24 Apr 2008  Rangers 0 v 0   Fiorentina (Italy)
   1 May 2008  Fiorentina (Italy) 0 v 0   Rangers
  extra time 0-0

 Penalties

 Fiorentina (Italy) 2 v 4   Rangers

     and the Penalty which got us there (click photo)

After a 36 year absence Rangers reach another European final !

Final  14 May 2008  Rangers 0 v 2  Zenit St.Petersburg (Russia)
              

City of Manchester Stadium

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Attendance: 47,726
capacity
 

Rangers                0 .v 2    Zenit St.Petersburg 
The score at half-time was 0-0.

                                         
             Rangers:
Alexander, Broadfoot, Weir, Cuellar, Papac (Novo 77), Hemdani (McCulloch 80),
                            Whittaker (Boyd 86), Ferguson, Thomson, Davis, Darcheville.
                            Subs Not Used: Graeme Smith, Adam, Dailly, Faye.
            
Manager: Walter Smith
                                                                                                    
                                            

             Zenit St.Petersburg: Malafeev, Aniukov, Krizanac, Shirokov, Sirl, Tymoschuk, Zyryanov,
                                              Denisov, Faitzulin (Kim 90), Tekke, Arshavin. 
                                              Subs Not Used: Contofalsky, Radimov, Dominguez, Ricksen, Ionov, Gorshkov.
                                              Goals
: Denisov 72, Zyryanov 90.
             Manager: Dick Advocaat
 
                     
   

Ref: Peter Frojdfeldt (Sweden)

          

 

 


My Ticket - a gift from my son Alan !

 

 

 

The people of Manchester were wonderful and made us very welcome I met nothing but friendliness throughout the 3 days we visited and the police were marvellous.
It was sad to wake up on Thursday morning to read that the neds who are attracted to football clubs ruined the whole occasion by rioting with the police in the town centre.

Piccadilly Square Wednesday afternoon

Rangers Chief Executive, Martin Bain commented "The majority of our fans have been a credit to themselves and the Club as they followed the team around Europe.
"The UEFA Cup Final was a terrific occasion for everyone associated with Rangers and the fact that an estimated 200,000 people travelled to Manchester and headed to Ibrox for the beamback party highlights the level of commitment and passion our fans have for this Club.
"The vast majority of supporters were a credit to Rangers and deserve praise for their conduct."However, I condemn the mindless minority who engaged in senseless violence before and after the match.

"We saw some great scenes in Manchester and the city absorbed the numbers that were there, despite the fact they greatly exceeded those expected.

"Unfortunately the catalyst for the disorder last night was the breaking down of the giant screen and the unacceptable behaviour of approximately 200 people which followed has tarnished the Club's reputation.

"While condemning the behaviour of these people, let's also express our gratitude to the unprecedented numbers of people who travelled to Manchester and were a credit to Rangers Football Club."

 

 

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