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  • Date:29 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Naismith (17) Naismith (17)
Goal!

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88:54

Turgay Bahadir fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ali Tandogan from left channel, clearance by David Weir.

88:15

The referee gives a free kick against Kyle Lafferty for handball. Ali Tandogan takes the free kick.

87:05

Ali Tandogan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kirk Broadfoot. Ali Tandogan receives a caution. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

86:17

Kenny Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Kyle Lafferty.

86:02

The ball is sent over by Volkan Sen.

85:14

Foul by Gustav Svensson on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Sasa Papac, clearance made by Gokcek Wederson.

84:10

Milan Stepanov challenges Steven Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Milan Stepanov is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Sasa Papac crosses the ball in from the free kick, fantastic save by Dimitar Ivankov.

83:18

Volkan Sen produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

81:55

Ozan Ipek fouled by Madjid Bougherra, the ref awards a free kick. Gokcek Wederson takes the direct free kick.

80:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gokcek Wederson on Lee McCulloch. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.

79:45

Foul by Sasa Papac on Leonal Nunez, free kick awarded. Sasa Papac is given a yellow card. Omer Erdogan takes the direct free kick.

77:43

Effort on goal by Gokcek Wederson from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

77:09

Leonal Nunez takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

76:27

Madjid Bougherra takes a shot. Omer Erdogan gets a block in.

74:58

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kenny Miller.

74:21

Gokcek Wederson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

72:54

Milan Stepanov fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Milan Stepanov.

70:56

Ozan Ipek gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra. Leonal Nunez is brought on as a substitute for Pablo Batalla. Turgay Bahadir comes on in place of Sercan Yildirim.

68:56

Federico Insua produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

66:14

Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Dimitar Ivankov.

65:48

Kirk Broadfoot fouled by Ali Tandogan, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Davis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Federico Insua.

65:24

Steven Naismith fouled by Gustav Svensson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

64:53

Volkan Sen challenges Kirk Broadfoot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

62:51

Ali Tandogan takes a short corner.

62:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Batalla by Steven Davis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ali Tandogan from left wing, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

61:23

Effort from deep inside the area by Volkan Sen misses to the right of the target.

59:28

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, Dimitar Ivankov makes a brilliant save.

58:36

Unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Omer Erdogan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

57:28

The ball is sent over by Volkan Sen, Effort from deep inside the area by Sercan Yildirim misses to the right of the goal.

57:07

Kenny Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gustav Svensson. Gustav Svensson takes the direct free kick.

55:40

Ozan Ipek is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

52:35

Volkan Sen challenges Kirk Broadfoot unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sasa Papac, Effort on goal by Maurice Edu from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

52:03

Gokcek Wederson sends in a cross, clearance made by Lee McCulloch.

49:58

Unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Sercan Yildirim results in a free kick. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.

49:20

Effort on goal by Steven Naismith from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

49:00

The ball is swung over by Steven Davis, clearance made by Milan Stepanov.

47:47

Corner taken by Gokcek Wederson, Lee McCulloch makes a clearance.

47:30

Sercan Yildirim takes a shot. Lee McCulloch gets a block in.

46:47 +1.47

Volkan Sen delivers the ball, clearance by David Weir.

46:06

Steven Naismith has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

45:53

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Dimitar Ivankov.

43:14

Unfair challenge on Pablo Batalla by Lee McCulloch results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ali Tandogan, Lee McCulloch manages to make a clearance.

41:39

Foul by Omer Erdogan on Kenny Miller, free kick awarded. The referee shows Omer Erdogan a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Steven Davis, David Weir gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Milan Stepanov. Direct free kick taken by Dimitar Ivankov.

40:52

Federico Insua takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save.

38:37

Foul by Volkan Sen on Kirk Broadfoot, free kick awarded. (Bursaspor) makes a substitution, with Federico Insua coming on for Ivan Ergic. Steven Davis takes the free kick.

37:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ivan Ergic by Lee McCulloch. Gokcek Wederson restarts play with the free kick.

36:28

Gustav Svensson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sasa Papac from left channel.

35:10

Effort on goal by Steven Naismith from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

32:49

The ball is sent over by Volkan Sen, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

30:55

Omer Erdogan fouled by Kenny Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Omer Erdogan takes the free kick.

29:43

Corner taken right-footed by Ali Tandogan, Omer Erdogan produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

28:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Maurice Edu on Ivan Ergic. Gokcek Wederson has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Allan McGregor.

28:17

The ball is crossed by Ali Tandogan, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

25:15

Centre by Volkan Sen.

24:50

The ball is delivered by Volkan Sen.

24:18

The ball is delivered by Gokcek Wederson, fantastic save by Allan McGregor.

22:15

The ball is sent over by Steven Naismith.

21:23

Gokcek Wederson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Whittaker. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sasa Papac, Sercan Yildirim manages to make a clearance.

19:58

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, Lee McCulloch has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

17:24

Steven Naismith fires in a brilliant goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Bursaspor.Assist by Kirk Broadfoot.

15:31

Milan Stepanov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

14:59

Effort from just outside the area by Volkan Sen goes over the bar.

14:24

Ali Tandogan crosses the ball, clearance by Sasa Papac.

11:31

Steven Naismith fouled by Milan Stepanov, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Davis crosses the ball, Madjid Bougherra has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target. Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line played to the near post, Dimitar Ivankov makes a clearance. Maurice Edu takes a shot.

10:35

Effort from outside the penalty box by Pablo Batalla goes wide left of the target.

7:56

Effort from outside the penalty box by Sercan Yildirim goes wide right of the target.

6:11

Unfair challenge on Gokcek Wederson by Steven Naismith results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dimitar Ivankov.

5:47

Corner taken by Steven Davis played to the near post, Gokcek Wederson makes a clearance.

5:31

Maurice Edu takes a shot. Gustav Svensson gets a block in.

3:43

Gokcek Wederson challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.

3:26

The ball is sent over by Ali Tandogan, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

0:47

Gustav Svensson challenges Steven Naismith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Davis.

The match has kicked off.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee starts the second half.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Walter Smith claims Rangers cannot be considered favourites for any of their Champions League games - including the clash with Bursaspor at Ibrox.

The Scottish champions finished bottom of their section last season after failing to earn a single point a home and, as far as Smith is concerned, that record means they can take nothing for granted this time.

However, he admits Rangers must add to the point they gained against Manchester United in their Group C opener when they host the Turks to have any real chance of remaining in Europe beyond Christmas.

"I don't think after the home form last season we could go into any game in the Champions League as the favoured team," said Smith.

"We would hope we would do better at home this season. We need to achieve a far better balance between our attacking and defending than we have so far.

"All we have to do is concentrate on better performances at home this season than we had last season, that's the main objective from our own point of view.

"Our away form last season, for the Champions League, wasn't too bad. It was our home form that was really disappointing and we have to make sure that we make the adjustment.

"The home games have been the problem for us. Having two home games coming up can be looked upon as an advantage but, in our case, we have to make that way.

"If we are hoping to have European football, of any kind, after Christmas we have to adjust the home form and that starts with tomorrow night's game."

Smith - who is still sweating over the fitness of midfielder Steven Davis - refused to give too much away about his team selection.

He said: "We hope to set the team up in the manner that will help us win the game, that's the most important thing. To give ourselves the best opportunity to win is what we always try to set out to do. Trying to find the proper balance is the most important thing for us.

"Last year in the Champions League we didn't manage to do that. In each of the home games, we lost the first goal and I always think that's one of the most important factors.

"If we can manage to get the first goal, then it certainly helps you. If you need to chase the game by being a goal down, it makes it a bit more difficult.

"That's what we have found in the Champions League in the past. That's been our problem, certainly last year."

Formation:442Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 4411Manager:

Bursaspor

  • Allan McGregor
  • Kirk Broadfoot
  • David Weir
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Steven Davis
  • Lee McCulloch
  • Maurice Edu
  • Steven Naismith
  • Kenny Miller
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Richard Foster
  • Vladimir Weiss
  • Andrew Little
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Hutton

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Match Report

Naismith the hero Steven Naismith grabbed the winner as Rangers' long wait for a win on the European stage came to an end with a 1-0 victory over Bursaspor at Ibrox. Walter Smith's men had failed to register a win in European action since they beat Fiorentina en route to the 2008 UEFA Cup final, with last years' efforts in this tournament a particular sore point. Rangers shipped 10 goals at home and failed to pick up a single point in front of their own fans as they finished bottom of the section. But they went some way to exorcising those demons by claiming three points against the Turkish champions to add to the draw they earned against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their Group C opener. Kirk Broadfoot and Maurice Edu were added to the starting line-up from the weekend win at Aberdeen, with Vladimir Weiss dropping to the bench and Nikica Jelavic ineligible for the competition. Steven Davis was passed fit after fears over a hamstring strain. Boss Walter Smith had warned of the importance of not losing the first goal and Rangers tried to apply some early pressure, Edu coming close with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected just wide of the post. Naismith then won a free-kick, which was curled into the box by Davis and cleared as far as Madjid Bougherra. However, his effort dipped well over the crossbar after clipping a Bursaspor defender. The breakthrough came after 18 minutes when Steven Whittaker's cross from the right was met by Broadfoot and his header was collected by Naismith, who sidefooted home from six yards. Bursaspor had tried their luck with a couple of half-chances which did little to trouble Allan McGregor in the Rangers goal but he was called into action to tip Gokcek Wederson's free-kick just over the bar as the Turks tried to haul themselves back in the game. At the other end, Naismith could have added to his tally on the night when he ran on to a lovely pass from Davis - only to see his volley swerve past the upright. Kenny Miller has netted 10 goals in six SPL games so far this season and could have claimed his first in the Champions League had he been more clinical in front of goal after the restart. Edu was the provider and the striker found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat but Dimitar Ivankov managed to block and Naismith blasted the rebound well over. Edu then had a chance at goal himself when he met a cutback from the byline from Lee McCulloch, only to drive inches wide of the target from just inside the box. The final minute saw Ali Tandogan stand over a free-kick for Bursaspor in what was a tense moment for the home side - but Rangers managed to clear the ball up the park as time ran down on the clock. In the end, the Scottish champions were able to hold on for a win which allows the Ibrox faithful to head home in the hope of a better Champions League campaign this time around.

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