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  • Date:10 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:Philipsstadion
  • Attendance:30,000
Goal!

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91:47 +1.47

The ball is sent over by Stanislav Manolev, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

90:42 +0.42

The ball is swung over by Stanislav Manolev, Richard Foster makes a clearance.

90:01 +0.01

The ball is delivered by Stanislav Manolev, David Weir makes a clearance.

88:48

Foul by Richard Foster on Otman Bakkal, free kick awarded. Balazs Dzsudzsak takes the direct free kick.

86:28

Corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Wilfred Bouma goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

86:19

Jeremain Lens takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Bartley.

84:43

The ball is crossed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, clearance by David Weir.

84:19

Atiba Hutchinson takes a shot. David Weir gets a block in.

84:10

Centre by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

83:11

(PSV) makes a substitution, with Otman Bakkal coming on for Ola Toivonen.

82:42

Outswinging corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Antonio Marcelo has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

81:48

Inswinging corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the right by-line, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

81:09

Balazs Dzsudzsak takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Bartley.

79:27

Gregg Wylde replaces Kyle Lafferty.

79:17

Kyle Lafferty has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

77:03

Corner from right by-line taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

76:45

Corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, clearance by Steven Whittaker.

76:03

Kyle Lafferty challenges Jeremain Lens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kyle Lafferty goes into the book. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak from right wing, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

75:26

Danny Koevermans challenges Madjid Bougherra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Weir.

73:06

Balazs Dzsudzsak gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Lafferty. Vladimir Weiss delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Antonio Marcelo.

70:21

The ball is swung over by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Headed effort from close range by Antonio Marcelo goes wide left of the target.

70:09

Inswinging corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the right by-line.

69:02

Marcus Berg fouled by David Weir, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Koevermans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Berg. Balazs Dzsudzsak crosses the ball in from the free kick, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

67:16

The ball is delivered by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

64:22

Foul by Jeremain Lens on Madjid Bougherra, free kick awarded. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

63:22

(Rangers) makes a substitution, with Vladimir Weiss coming on for El-Hadji Diouf.

60:58

The ball is swung over by Balazs Dzsudzsak, save by Neil Alexander.

59:31

Unfair challenge on Marcus Berg by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Balazs Dzsudzsak produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

57:05

Steven Whittaker produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

56:25

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line, Antonio Marcelo manages to make a clearance.

56:03

Outswinging corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line played to the near post, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Save by Andreas Isaksson.

55:44

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, Wilfred Bouma manages to make a clearance.

51:07

Shot by Marcus Berg from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

49:57

The ball is sent over by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Wilfred Bouma.

49:37

El-Hadji Diouf takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

49:20

The ball is delivered by Richard Foster, Orlando Engelaar makes a clearance.

47:23

The ball is delivered by Stanislav Manolev, David Weir makes a clearance.

47:14

Centre by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

45:21

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfred Bouma. Direct free kick taken by Erik Pieters.

44:05

Unfair challenge on Jeremain Lens by David Weir results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stanislav Manolev.

43:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line.

43:19

Richard Foster sends in a cross, Orlando Engelaar gets a block in.

42:07

Balazs Dzsudzsak sends in a cross, Neil Alexander makes a save.

41:36

Kyle Lafferty is caught offside. Antonio Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.

39:49

The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance made by Atiba Hutchinson.

39:08

Corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf to the near post, clearance by Antonio Marcelo.

38:07

The ball is crossed by Stanislav Manolev, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

35:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Madjid Bougherra on Balazs Dzsudzsak. The ball is sent over by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Antonio Marcelo produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34:27

Effort on goal by Jeremain Lens from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

33:50

The ball is crossed by Marcus Berg, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

33:24

Erik Pieters crosses the ball, clearance made by David Weir.

30:03

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Erik Pieters.

29:42

Corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf to the near post, Marcus Berg manages to make a clearance.

29:12

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Wilfred Bouma gets a block in.

28:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Marcelo on El-Hadji Diouf. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Antonio Marcelo.

26:01

Effort on goal by Balazs Dzsudzsak from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

25:16

The official flags El-Hadji Diouf offside. Andreas Isaksson takes the indirect free kick.

23:50

Outswinging corner taken by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the left by-line, clearance by David Weir.

23:37

Jeremain Lens takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.

21:16

Long range shot from Balazs Dzsudzsak misses to the left of the goal.

19:58

Jeremain Lens produces a cross, save made by Neil Alexander.

18:37

El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Antonio Marcelo, the ref awards a free kick. Maurice Edu takes the free kick.

17:07

Corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak from the right by-line, save by Neil Alexander.

16:53

The ball is sent over by Jeremain Lens, blocked by Steven Whittaker.

15:43

Marcus Berg takes a shot. Fantastic save by Neil Alexander.

14:20

The ball is swung over by Balazs Dzsudzsak, David Weir makes a clearance.

13:15

Balazs Dzsudzsak takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Foster.

12:11

Balazs Dzsudzsak crosses the ball, save by Neil Alexander.

9:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeremain Lens by El-Hadji Diouf. Stanislav Manolev takes the direct free kick.

7:23

El-Hadji Diouf is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andreas Isaksson.

6:10

The ball is crossed by Jeremain Lens.

4:48

The ball is swung over by Balazs Dzsudzsak, save by Neil Alexander.

3:54

Steven Davis fouled by Atiba Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle Hutton takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

PSV Eindhoven captain Orlando Engelaar admits his knowledge of Rangers' players is limited as both teams prepare to go head to head in the last 16 of the Europa League.

The midfielder is familiar with only a handful of Rangers' squad but insists there is no chance of the Dutch league leaders underestimating their opponents in Thursday's first leg in Holland.

He said: "I have to be honest and admit that I don't really know many of the players. Maybe just a few, like Diouf and Edu, of course. But they are obviously a big club, with a great history so we know it won't be easy."

Engelaar also feels that Rangers defensive capabilities could make scoring a hard task. He said: "Rangers will be a strong opponent and they have a lot of strength and are good defensively. It will be difficult for us to score a goal, that's what I expect."

Rangers boss Walter Smith meanwhile believes that PSV offer a far tougher task to his Rangers side than Sporting Lisbon did in the last round. The veteran boss is under no illusions about the size of task his players face in Holland on Thursday night.

He said: "I feel that this will be a tougher game because the circumstances surrounding the clubs are different. PSV are certainly steadier [than Sporting Lisbon] and they are on a good run of form at the moment and are top of the league.

"They have a decent physical presence in their team, they play a good level of football. They like to get the ball forward in a fairly aggressive manner and overall this season they have an opportunity in front of them to be very successful."

Rangers' cause has been boosted by the return of Kyle Lafferty - the striker has been sidelined with tonsillitis but has been passed fit enough to play - although a question mark remains over Vladimir Weiss' involvement, as the Scottish Premier League champions prepare to head into the match with depleted resources.

Smith said: "To get a forward back is a big thing for us. Lafferty can play in the wider areas and through the middle and from our point of view it's important to get some players back.

"Vladimir Weiss is slightly different, it's awkward for a footballer to have a bruised foot. It was giving him a fair bit of discomfort yesterday so I would put him in the doubtful category."

Formation:4231Manager: Fred Rutten

PSV

Formation: 541Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

  • Andreas Isaksson
  • Stanislav Manolev
  • Antonio Marcelo
  • Wilfred Bouma
  • Erik Pieters
  • Atiba Hutchinson
  • Orlando Engelaar
  • Balazs Dzsudzsak
  • Ola Toivonen
  • Marcus Berg
  • Jeremain Lens
  • SUBS
  • Ramos Cassio
  • Francisco Rodriguez
  • Jagos Vukovic
  • Danny Koevermans
  • Stijn Wuytens
  • Otman Bakkal
  • Genero Zeefuik

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Match Report

Alexander keeps Eindhoven at bay Second-choice goalkeeper Neil Alexander shut out PSV Eindhoven as a goalless draw handed Rangers a fighting chance of progressing to the last eight of the Europa League. The Scottish champions sprang a surprise by naming Alexander in goal, with first-choice goalkeeper Allan McGregor on the bench, and boss Walter Smith no doubt mindful of the Co-operative Insurance Cup final looming this month. And the move paid off as Rangers claimed a goalless draw that will give them hope of finishing the job in front of their own fans when the Dutch travel to Ibrox for next week's second leg. El-Hadji Diouf again took on the lone striker role he performed in the last round against Sporting Lisbon and Rangers were also boosted by the return of Kyle Lafferty after he recovered from tonsillitis. Young midfielder Kyle Hutton, who on Wednesday signed a new deal with the Scottish champions, was also handed a starting place for the clash, having already featured in the Champions League this season against Manchester United and Bursaspor. There was drama for Rangers before a ball was even kicked with the news assistant manager Ally McCoist had been handed a two-match touchline ban following his altercation with Celtic boss Neil Lennon after last week's Old Firm derby. Once the game was under way, PSV were out of the traps quickly and Marcus Berg went to ground in the box under pressure from Madjid Bougherra but there appeared to be little in the incident and there was no penalty award. Berg could have grabbed the opener when he tried to run onto a slick pass from Ola Toivonen but Alexander raced off his line to make a brave block before Berg could connect and slot home. The home side had the best of the chances early on and Jeremain Lens was next to have a crack at goal but his shot was blocked by Kyle Bartley as PSV continued to press for the opener. Lens was threatening again, this time weaving his way past a couple of Rangers players only to screw his shot over the crossbar. PSV then passed up a great chance to take the lead when Balazs Dzsudzsak's free-kick was flicked on by Lens for Marcelo who somehow managed to nod wide of target when he looked certain to leave the net bulging. Rangers looked more lively after the restart and Richard Foster embarked on an impressive run that took him into the box but his attempt to pick out Diouf in front of goal was poor and the danger was cleared. PSV still looked dangerous and had the Rangers defence under pressure when Toivonen's pass was collected by Berg only for the forward to drag his shot agonisingly wide of the upright from close range. Stanislav Manolev was fortunate to escape a caution when he appeared to go down easily in the area under pressure from Bartley. The on-loan Arsenal defender then almost claimed a crucial away goal for Rangers when he threw himself in front of Diouf's corner and connected with a firm header that was touched wide by goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson. Rangers made their first change of the night after 64 minutes when Diouf was withdrawn for Vladimir Weiss, who had been rated doubtful with a bruised foot. Marcelo had already squandered a decent chance in the first half and he was left holding his head in his hands again after nodding narrowly past the post when he should have at least found the target. Lafferty then hooked wide for Rangers, before making way for the introduction of youngster Gregg Wylde for the last 10 minutes. Smith's men were able to see out the remainder of the game and return to Glasgow with a clean-sheet ahead of the second leg. M

possession


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