skip to content

  • Date:17 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:20:05
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Attendance:35,373
( agg 0 - 1 )
  • Lens (12)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:24 +3.24

Centre by Sasa Papac, Orlando Engelaar manages to make a clearance.

91:32 +1.32

Outswinging corner taken by Gregg Wylde. Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Madjid Bougherra goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

91:20 +1.20

The ball is crossed by Sasa Papac.

91:11 +1.11

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance made by Orlando Engelaar.

89:04

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, clearance by Orlando Engelaar.

88:59

El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross, clearance made by Antonio Marcelo.

88:39

Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde.

88:26

A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde, blocked by Abel Tamata.

85:27

Kyle Bartley challenges Ola Toivonen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jeremain Lens takes the free kick.

85:06

Richard Foster goes off and David Healy comes on.

84:46

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac.

83:08

Madjid Bougherra fouled by Jeremain Lens, the ref awards a free kick. Orlando Engelaar shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

81:19

Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeremain Lens. Balazs Dzsudzsak has an effort direct from the free kick.

79:40

The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Jeremain Lens.

79:17

Foul by Otman Bakkal on Steven Whittaker, free kick awarded. Steven Davis takes the direct free kick.

78:39

The ball is sent over by El-Hadji Diouf, save made by Andreas Isaksson.

78:16

Corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

77:59

The ball is sent over by Otman Bakkal, Gregg Wylde gets a block in.

76:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gregg Wylde, Madjid Bougherra produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

76:49

A cross is delivered by Steven Whittaker, clearance made by Wilfred Bouma.

75:47

Sasa Papac fouled by Jeremain Lens, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

75:15

The ball is delivered by Madjid Bougherra.

73:53

Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line to the near post, Erik Pieters manages to make a clearance. Steven Davis produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

72:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Madjid Bougherra on Jeremain Lens. Madjid Bougherra receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Balazs Dzsudzsak produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

70:49

Balazs Dzsudzsak sends in a cross, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.

69:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ola Toivonen by Steven Whittaker. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Steven Naismith makes a clearance.

67:51

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

67:22

Ola Toivonen takes a shot. Neil Alexander makes a brilliant save.

66:52

The ball is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, blocked by Orlando Engelaar.

65:10

El-Hadji Diouf on for Kyle Lafferty. Marcus Berg goes off and Otman Bakkal comes on.

61:22

Steven Naismith takes a shot.

60:44

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde from the right by-line to the near post, Orlando Engelaar makes a clearance.

60:25

Madjid Bougherra sends in a cross, Balazs Dzsudzsak makes a clearance.

59:41

Centre by Madjid Bougherra, Maurice Edu takes a shot. Save by Andreas Isaksson.

59:16

Sasa Papac crosses the ball, clearance made by Antonio Marcelo.

59:10

Centre by Richard Foster.

58:48

Corner from the left by-line taken by Gregg Wylde, Orlando Engelaar makes a clearance.

58:36

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, Wilfred Bouma manages to make a clearance.

58:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Jeremain Lens. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

56:51

The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde. Steven Naismith produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

56:04

The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde. Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde, save by Andreas Isaksson.

55:27

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gregg Wylde, Antonio Marcelo makes a clearance.

55:14

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, clearance by Antonio Marcelo.

54:30

The official flags Kyle Lafferty offside. Wilfred Bouma takes the free kick.

52:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Berg by Steven Naismith. Atiba Hutchinson takes the free kick.

50:37

The ball is delivered by Steven Naismith, blocked by Erik Pieters. Handball by Erik Pieters. Gregg Wylde crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Antonio Marcelo makes a clearance.

49:34

Gregg Wylde takes the outswinging corner, Jeremain Lens makes a clearance.

49:19

Centre by Gregg Wylde, Antonio Marcelo makes a clearance.

48:49

The ball is delivered by Balazs Dzsudzsak, blocked by Richard Foster.

48:33

Kyle Lafferty is ruled offside. Wilfred Bouma takes the free kick.

47:06

Gregg Wylde has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:26

Shot from just outside the area by Jeremain Lens misses to the left of the target.

45:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Berg by Kyle Bartley. Ola Toivonen takes the free kick. Balazs Dzsudzsak produces a cross, clearance made by Sasa Papac. The ball is sent over by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

45:01

David Weir leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Naismith.

44:35

Antonio Marcelo challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Steven Whittaker from left channel, Jeremain Lens gets a block in.

41:53

Abel Tamata concedes a free kick for a foul on Madjid Bougherra. Centre by Steven Whittaker, Madjid Bougherra has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

40:51

Erik Pieters concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Whittaker. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Orlando Engelaar.

40:10

The ball is delivered by Kyle Bartley.

38:35

Ola Toivonen challenges Kyle Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Steven Whittaker.

36:36

Gregg Wylde challenges Abel Tamata unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andreas Isaksson.

35:36

Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde to the near post, Abel Tamata makes a clearance.

31:52

Corner crossed in by Balazs Dzsudzsak, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.

31:37

Jeremain Lens crosses the ball, blocked by Kyle Bartley.

29:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Madjid Bougherra by Erik Pieters. Free kick taken by Neil Alexander.

29:22

A cross is delivered by Abel Tamata, Steven Davis makes a clearance.

27:58

Effort on goal by Balazs Dzsudzsak from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

25:30

The ball is delivered by Richard Foster, save by Andreas Isaksson.

25:09

Erik Pieters delivers the ball.

23:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Atiba Hutchinson by Maurice Edu. Direct free kick taken by Atiba Hutchinson.

23:25

Foul by Steven Davis on Ola Toivonen, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ola Toivonen.

22:59

Jeremain Lens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis. Neil Alexander takes the direct free kick.

22:35

The ball is delivered by Erik Pieters.

22:01

Madjid Bougherra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Orlando Engelaar. Free kick taken by Orlando Engelaar.

20:37

Erik Pieters fouled by Kyle Lafferty, the ref awards a free kick. Wilfred Bouma takes the direct free kick.

20:23

Balazs Dzsudzsak takes a shot. Save by Neil Alexander.

20:00

The referee blows for offside against Jeremain Lens. Kyle Bartley restarts play with the free kick.

15:19

Richard Foster sends in a cross, Andreas Isaksson makes a save.

12:54

The ball is crossed by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Jeremain Lens fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 0 (0)-(1) 1 PSV.The assist for the goal came from Balazs Dzsudzsak.

11:36

Handball by Kyle Lafferty. Antonio Marcelo restarts play with the free kick.

9:53

Erik Pieters challenges Steven Whittaker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Madjid Bougherra, clearance made by Wilfred Bouma.

8:22

Balazs Dzsudzsak takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

7:15

Atiba Hutchinson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

7:09

The ball is delivered by Balazs Dzsudzsak.

6:12

Steven Whittaker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Erik Pieters. Orlando Engelaar crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

5:00

Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, Unfair challenge on Erik Pieters by Steven Whittaker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andreas Isaksson.

2:48

The ball is delivered by Balazs Dzsudzsak, Neil Alexander makes a save.

1:17

Abel Tamata challenges Gregg Wylde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Rangers manager Walter Smith believes team selection rather than formation will be the key to adapting to the unusual situation of playing a European second leg at Ibrox.

When Rangers host PSV Eindhoven on Thursday night in the last 16 of the Europa League, it will be the first time since a 4-0 victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv four years ago that they have played the return leg at home.

Rangers have generally excelled in the reverse situation, winning five out of six knockout ties in three seasons. After a goalless first leg in Holland last week, Smith`s men now face the danger that their opponents have struggled with - the fear of an away goal.

Rangers progressed to the UEFA Cup final in 2008 on the back of three successes following goalless Ibrox games, and knocked out Sporting Lisbon on the away goals rule in this season`s last 32. PSV have shown they can score on the road, winning all three of their away games in the group stages, against Metalist Kharkiv, Sampdoria and Debrecen, and netting twice in Lille in the previous round.

Smith knows his team need to attack more in this encounter than they have in previous Ibrox ties, but he looks set to continue with the 5-4-1 formation he has preferred in Europe this season to minimise the risk of losing an away goal.

Rangers struggled to get forward in Holland but Smith has Kyle Lafferty and Steven Naismith available after illness and injury, although the latter is not certain to start, and he feels his midfield players` ability to break forward will be crucial.

"We`ll have to change a little bit from the way we have played, especially in the away games," Smith said.

"Although we have kept a very similar formation, we have approached the home games in a slightly different fashion, both in the Champions League and against Sporting Lisbon. We had more attacking personnel within the same set-up so we just have to find the right balance, that`s the important part for us."

Having benefited from the away goals rule on several occasions in recent years, Smith feels his players will know the potential pitfalls.

"We have taken advantage of it in European games ourselves," he said. "It`s something you have to handle. We have used it to our advantage, the experience we have of that can be gained the other way.

"But we know at some stage in the game we have to attack and try to win the game."

PSV Eindhoven manager Fred Rutten dismissed criticism of Rangers' defensive European approach. Rangers' caution was once described as "anti-football" by Lionel Messi after a goalless draw against Barcelona, but Rutten believes every approach should be respected. And the PSV manager empathised with Smith over the criticism of his tactics as he reflected on working as a coach in a country that demands attractive football.

The Dutchman said: "I will never decide whether something is good or bad if a team gets results. In Holland we always think we have to get results and play beautiful football like Barcelona. There is only one club in the world that can do that. That's why I always have respect for my opponent."

PSV defender Wilfred Bouma also felt criticism of Rangers' approach was harsh. The former Aston Villa player said: "If you play for the title in Scotland and you are still in Europe, this is the way they get their results.

"As long as they get results, it's hard for me to say anything about that. They got a result last week and they will try to finish the job."

Formation:541Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 4231Manager: Fred Rutten

PSV

  • Neil Alexander
  • Richard Foster
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • David Weir
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Steven Davis
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Maurice Edu
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • SUBS
  • Allan McGregor
  • John Fleck
  • Steven Naismith
  • David Healy
  • El-Hadji Diouf
  • Kyle Hutton
  • Kane Hemmings

Home

Away

Match Report

Gers bow out of Europe Rangers crashed out of the Europa League in disappointing style after failing to recover from the loss of an early goal against PSV Eindhoven at Ibrox. The Light Blues' prospective new owner Craig Whyte - whose reported #33million takeover of the club is set to be confirmed next week - watched from the main stand as Jeremain Lens scored in the 13th minute which was ultimately enough to send the Dutch side in to the quarter-finals on a 1-0 aggregate scoreline. Rangers struggled to break free from their defensive constrictions after going behind but had an encouraging spell of pressure in the second half when Maurice Edu missed a great chance, moments before a decent penalty claim was denied when PSV midfielder Atiba Hutchinson looked to have handled the ball on the line. However, while there could be no doubting their effort a lack of quality told in the end and Rangers must now regroup ahead of Sunday's Co-operative Insurance Cup final against Celtic at Hampden. Despite the goalless draw in Holland in the first game, the Ibrox fans did not turn up overly confident, having watched their side win only one of their last 20 games in Europe. Light Blues manager Walter Smith returned to his favoured 5-4-1 formation with Neil Alexander replacing Allan McGregor in goal. Young midfielder Gregg Wylde came in for El-Hadji Diouf who started on the bench and with Nikica Jelavic ineligible, Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty started as the lone striker. The early stages were frantic as the slick Dutch side showed their intentions by going all out for the away goal which would change the complexion of tie. That goal arrived when Balazs Dzsudzsak drove in to the box past Richard Foster after taking a Erik Pieters pass and cut the ball back for the unmarked Lens to slide in to the net from close range The PSV fans, who were in position an hour before kick-off, made themselves heard against the groans of the Ibrox support who feared a long night ahead. The visitors grew in stature, zipping the ball around as Rangers chased shadows with Lafferty an isolated figure. With such an emphasis on defence it was difficult at times for the home side to attack with any numbers or with conviction and when they did, they looked susceptible to the counter. The home fans alternated criticism and encouragement as the first half raged on but in the 28th minute the tie could have been effectively finished when PSV's Swedish playmaker Ola Toivonen slipped in Dzsudzsak in at the edge of the box but the Hungarian blasted high over the bar from 12 yards. It was as close as Rangers got to the opposition goal until three minutes from the break when defender Madjid Bougherra headed a looping Steven Whittaker free-kick over the bar. Skipper David Weir was kept inside at the break to allow Steven Naismith - recently recovered from a hamstring injury - to support Lafferty but it was Lens who almost grabbed his second when arrowed a drive from distance past Alexander's right-hand post two minutes after the restart. Having reverted to four at the back, Rangers promised a more positive approach and moments later Wylde made a yard of space at the edge of the PSV box before sending in a decent shot which was saved by Andreas Isaksson. Rangers had upped the tempo markedly in a bid to rattle the Dutch side and in the 55th minute another fine cross from the increasingly confident Wylde was almost put in to his own net by PSV defender Marcelo as he cleared the danger. On the hour mark the home side were handed the best chance of the game when the ball broke to Edu eight yards from goal but the Ibrox midfielder shot's shot was blocked by Isaksson. The miss typified the miserable night Edu was enduring but moments later there was more misery for the home fans when the home side appeared to be denied a penalty. After Naismith had hit the bar from close range with a header, Kyle Bartley's header was saved by Isaksson before Hutchinson looked to have handled the ball on the line. However, none of the officials, including the additional assistant behind the goal, deemed an offence had been committed. Diouf replaced the tiring Lafferty before Alexander made a fine save from Toivonen as the visitors almost capitalised on the break. Dzsudzsak then fired a free-kick from the edge of the box just over the bar before Bougherra headed a Wylde corner over the bar. In the 81st minute, as Rangers ran out of steam, Dzsudzsak came closer with a driven free-kick from the edge of the box which beat Alexander only to cannon off the post and away to safety. The game petered out but there will be no respite for the Ibrox side who must face up to Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday, having yet to beat them in four previous meetings this year.

possession


advertisement

advertisement

advertisment