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  • Date:20 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Ibrox Stadium
  • Edu (33) Edu (33)
  • Maurice Edu - og (45) Maurice Edu - og (45)
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91:25 +1.25

Roberto Soldado takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save. Rodriguez Vicente takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Foster.

90:58 +0.58

Shot by Kenny Miller. Sanchez Cesar makes a comfortable save.

90:43 +0.43

The ball is swung over by Steven Whittaker, save by Sanchez Cesar.

90:09 +0.09

The referee blows for offside. Mehmet Topal takes the indirect free kick.

89:13

Inswinging corner taken by Manuel Fernandes from the left by-line played to the near post, Header on goal by Roberto Soldado from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

89:07

Rodriguez Vicente crosses the ball, clearance by Steven Davis.

87:55

Jeremy Mathieu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kyle Lafferty.

87:13

Kyle Lafferty joins the action as a substitute, replacing Vladimir Weiss.

86:16

Rodriguez Vicente produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

85:29

Short corner taken by Rodriguez Vicente from the left by-line. Manuel Fernandes produces a cross, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

85:20

Hernandez Pablo crosses the ball, Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

83:59

Rodriguez Vicente on for Juan Mata.

82:45

Juan Mata receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Juan Mata concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Foster. Madjid Bougherra takes the direct free kick.

81:40

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Jeremy Mathieu gets a block in. Shot from deep inside the area by Richard Foster clears the bar.

81:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saltor Bruno on Vladimir Weiss. David Weir takes the direct free kick.

80:30

Centre by Steven Whittaker. The official flags Steven Naismith offside. Sanchez Cesar takes the indirect free kick.

79:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Navarro on Kenny Miller. Shot on goal comes in from Vladimir Weiss from the free kick, blocked by Roberto Soldado.

78:54

The ball is delivered by Jeremy Mathieu, Aritz Aduriz takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

78:03

The referee books David Weir for unsporting behaviour. David Weir challenges Aritz Aduriz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Fernandes takes the direct free kick.

77:37

Richard Foster crosses the ball.

77:19

Roberto Soldado takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.

75:33

Facundo Costa goes off and Manuel Fernandes comes on.

75:15

Steven Davis produces a cross, Effort on goal by Steven Naismith from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

74:24

Facundo Costa delivers the ball, clearance by David Weir.

73:28

Juan Mata produces a cross.

73:18

Hernandez Pablo produces a cross, Sasa Papac manages to make a clearance.

70:39

Foul by Jeremy Mathieu on Steven Naismith, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Sasa Papac from the free kick.

68:52

Corner taken by Facundo Costa from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Weir. Facundo Costa takes a shot. David Weir gets a block in.

68:46

Jeremy Mathieu delivers the ball, clearance by Sasa Papac.

65:47

Maurice Edu is shown a yellow card. Foul by Maurice Edu on Mehmet Topal, free kick awarded. Saltor Bruno takes the direct free kick.

63:50

Shot by Steven Davis. Save by Sanchez Cesar. Inswinging corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line, save by Sanchez Cesar.

63:26

Kenny Miller crosses the ball, blocked by Miguel Ricardo Costa.

61:07

Facundo Costa decides to take the corner short.

60:58

The ball is crossed by Hernandez Pablo, Sasa Papac gets a block in.

60:33

Aritz Aduriz takes a shot. Sasa Papac gets a block in. Short corner taken by Facundo Costa from the right by-line.

59:34

Outswinging corner taken by Facundo Costa from the left by-line, clearance by David Weir. Mehmet Topal takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Whittaker. Facundo Costa sends in a cross, Steven Whittaker manages to make a clearance.

59:27

The ball is sent over by Saltor Bruno, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

58:59

Juan Mata delivers the ball, clearance by Sasa Papac. Facundo Costa decides to take a short corner.

58:04

The referee books Aritz Aduriz for not retreating ten yards at a set play. The ball is delivered by Hernandez Pablo, Madjid Bougherra makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Ricardo Costa on Kenny Miller. Madjid Bougherra takes the free kick.

57:15

The ball is swung over by Facundo Costa, save by Allan McGregor.

53:33

Corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line, save made by Sanchez Cesar. A cross is delivered by Madjid Bougherra, comfortable save by Sanchez Cesar.

53:13

Steven Whittaker delivers the ball, David Navarro gets a block in.

53:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Sasa Papac. Sasa Papac takes the direct free kick.

51:03

Shot from 25 yards by Madjid Bougherra. Blocked by Aritz Aduriz. The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenny Miller. Sanchez Cesar takes the free kick.

49:47

Jeremy Mathieu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Naismith. Direct free kick taken by Madjid Bougherra.

48:56

The ball is swung over by Hernandez Pablo, Shot from deep inside the area by Juan Mata clears the bar.

48:51

The ball is crossed by Jeremy Mathieu.

48:31

Aritz Aduriz takes a deflected shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

47:56

The ball is delivered by Sasa Papac, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Facundo Costa.

47:28

Mehmet Topal handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Sasa Papac restarts play with the free kick.

45:52

Maurice Edu heads into his own net. Rangers 1-1 Valencia.Handball decision goes against Steven Whittaker. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Facundo Costa. Assist on the goal came from Facundo Costa.

45:23 +0.23

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Blocked by Miguel Ricardo Costa.

45:01

Roberto Soldado comes on in place of Alejandro Dominguez.

44:29

A cross is delivered by Jeremy Mathieu.

42:15

Effort on goal by Facundo Costa from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

41:25

Maurice Edu has an effort at goal from outside the area hitting the post. Shot on goal by Kenny Miller from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

40:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenny Miller by Mehmet Topal. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

40:09

Juan Mata takes a shot. Madjid Bougherra manages to make a clearance.

39:29

Alejandro Dominguez delivers the ball, clearance made by Allan McGregor.

38:59

Facundo Costa takes a shot. Blocked by Kenny Miller.

38:38

Hernandez Pablo takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a save. Corner taken short by Juan Mata.

38:15

The offside flag is raised against Kenny Miller. Free kick taken by Mehmet Topal.

36:30

The ball is swung over by Jeremy Mathieu, clearance made by Steven Whittaker.

36:03

Facundo Costa decides to take a short corner.

35:36

Juan Mata produces a cross, Richard Foster gets a block in. Corner taken short by Hernandez Pablo.

35:28

Saltor Bruno crosses the ball, clearance by Maurice Edu.

35:21

Juan Mata crosses the ball, blocked by Richard Foster.

34:59

The ball is crossed by Facundo Costa, Richard Foster manages to make a clearance. Hernandez Pablo takes a short corner.

33:02

Goal scored by Maurice Edu from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 1-0 Valencia.Steven Whittaker produces a cross, blocked by Mehmet Topal. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Vladimir Weiss from the left by-line, assist by Vladimir Weiss.

30:34

Juan Mata crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by David Navarro misses to the left of the target.

29:53

David Navarro takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Davis. Short corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line.

28:47

Caution for Madjid Bougherra. Madjid Bougherra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Facundo Costa. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Facundo Costa.

27:42

The ball is crossed by Vladimir Weiss, Sanchez Cesar makes a comfortable save.

27:13

Hernandez Pablo takes a shot. Allan McGregor makes a comfortable save.

25:17

Kenny Miller takes a shot. Fantastic save by Sanchez Cesar. Shot by Steven Davis from just outside the area goes over the net.

24:51

Mehmet Topal takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

24:26

The ball is crossed by Hernandez Pablo, blocked by Steven Whittaker.

23:19

Centre by Miguel Ricardo Costa, save by Allan McGregor.

22:06

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata, clearance made by Madjid Bougherra.

21:57

Juan Mata crosses the ball, David Weir makes a clearance.

19:34

Sasa Papac takes a shot from 25 yards. Sanchez Cesar makes a save. Vladimir Weiss takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Sanchez Cesar.

18:45

Steven Naismith takes a shot. Mehmet Topal gets a block in. Corner taken by Vladimir Weiss from the right by-line played to the near post.

18:19

The ball is crossed by Steven Naismith, Kenny Miller takes a shot. Save by Sanchez Cesar.

17:15

Shot by Steven Naismith. Save made by Sanchez Cesar.

16:38

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Mehmet Topal restarts play with the free kick.

15:53

Effort from outside the penalty box by Facundo Costa goes wide right of the goal.

14:14

The ball is crossed by Facundo Costa.

12:43

Hernandez Pablo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

11:54

Saltor Bruno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Vladimir Weiss. Free kick taken by Steven Whittaker.

11:34

Aritz Aduriz takes a shot. Steven Whittaker gets a block in.

10:46

David Weir concedes a free kick for a foul on Aritz Aduriz. Free kick crossed by Facundo Costa, clearance by Madjid Bougherra.

10:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saltor Bruno on Vladimir Weiss. Free kick taken by Sasa Papac.

7:22

Jeremy Mathieu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

7:13

Mehmet Topal produces a cross, David Weir makes a clearance.

6:38

Saltor Bruno crosses the ball, David Weir manages to make a clearance.

5:06

Steven Whittaker fouled by Alejandro Dominguez, the ref awards a free kick. Sasa Papac takes the free kick.

4:55

Hernandez Pablo produces a cross, Sasa Papac makes a clearance.

2:30

A cross is delivered by Mehmet Topal. A cross is delivered by Aritz Aduriz, comfortable save by Allan McGregor.

1:44

Hernandez Pablo takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.

The game begins.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Davis more confident in Europe ahead of crunch game Steven Davis believes Rangers' European future this season will be shaped by Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Valencia at Ibrox. Walter Smith's side have four points from their first two Group C games against Manchester United at Old Trafford and Bursaspor in Govan and now face back-to-back games against the highly-rated Spanish club. The Rangers midfielder stressed the importance of taking points from a talented team who most people favour to challenge United for top spot. "Your home games are the games which will get you through and we have managed to beat Bursaspor," Davis said. "So this game is a massive one in terms of where we are going to go in this group. "You want to get as many points on board as soon as possible and so far we have done well but that will mean nothing unless we build on that, and so it is important to get a result Wednesday night." Davis added: "European nights are great to be involved in. There is usually a great atmosphere, and on the back of a couple of good results to start with, Wednesday night will be a great game and a great atmosphere. "But we know what we are up against and we will have to be at our best." The Northern Ireland international hopes the Rangers players have discarded the naivety which he believes cost them so dearly in last season's Champions League campaign. The Light Blues lost all three group matches at Ibrox, including an embarrassing 4-1 defeat by Romanian champions Unirea Urziceni, and finished bottom with two points. However, the Scottish champions have looked more solid in their first two European games this season with a more defensive-minded formation. "It has been a learning curve for many of us," the former Fulham player said. "Last year was the first Champions League experience for many of us and we were probably naive in the way we went about it. "We seen the group and we were optimistic to begin with but we were probably naive and we were punished for the mistakes that we made. "This year the manager has set us up in a different formation to make us harder to beat and within that we have players capable of getting us goals and so far it has worked quite well. "Last year we probably tried to do too much (attacking) and we got punished for it. "So far we have learned from that but it remains to be seen if we can continue that and get a good result Wednesday night." Kirk Broadfoot could be back in contention for Rangers. The Light Blues defender missed the home win over Motherwell at the weekend with a foot injury but boss Walter Smith is encouraged by his progress. Keeper Allan McGregor returns from a one-match suspension but Lee McCulloch is out with a groin problem while James Beattie is still struggling with a hip injury.

Formation:541Manager: Walter Smith

Rangers

Formation: 4231Manager: Unai Emery

Valencia

  • Allan McGregor
  • Richard Foster
  • David Weir
  • Madjid Bougherra
  • Sasa Papac
  • Steven Whittaker
  • Steven Naismith
  • Steven Davis
  • Maurice Edu
  • Vladimir Weiss
  • Kenny Miller
  • SUBS
  • Neil Alexander
  • John Fleck
  • Kyle Lafferty
  • Andy Webster
  • Andrew Little
  • Gregg Wylde
  • Kyle Hutton

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Match Report

Edu at the double in draw Maurice Edu had the dubious honour of scoring for both clubs as Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Valencia in the Champions League. The Ibrox side would probably have settled for a point ahead of this meeting with the Spanish League high-fliers before the United States international handed them a first half lead. But a dream night turned into a nightmare for Edu when he inadvertently headed into his own net just a minute into the second half to allow the visitors to return to Spain with a share of the points, before both teams meet again early next month. Rangers handed Champions League debuts to Richard Foster and Vladimir Weiss, after Kirk Broadfoot failed a late fitness test on a foot injury. Allan McGregor, who had so far kept a clean sheet in this competition, was back from his suspension at the weekend. Rangers were forced to soak up some early pressure as Valencia dominated the opening stages. The Spaniards could have claimed an early lead when Steven Whittaker gifted possession to Pablo Hernandez but his shot from distance was smothered by McGregor. The home side had a chance of their own when Steven Davis picked out Kenny Miller with a 40-yard pass but goalkeeper Cesar Sanchez raced off his line to clear the danger before the lone striker could even unleash the shot. Rangers gradually began to impose themselves on the game and should have been ahead when Miller turned provider for Steven Naismith but he was denied a repeat of his winner against Bursaspor when he fired straight into the hands of the goalkeeper in front of goal. The roles were then reversed when Naismith delivered a great ball from the right flank for Miller only for the striker's header to be blocked at the near post by Sanchez. The Scottish champions claimed for a penalty for a shove on Whittaker in the box but the pleas were ignored by referee Nicola Rizzoli, before Sasa Papac forced Sanchez into action again with an ambitious shot that was tipped just over the crossbar. Rangers' impressive spell continued when Miller raced onto a Davis ball and bore down on goal only for Valencia's number one to be alert yet again and snuff out the threat before he could dispatch a clean shot into the back of the net. At the other end, David Navarro threw himself in front of a Juan Mata cross only to see his header flash just past the post from six yards. But the Scottish champions' pressure eventually paid off when they surged into the lead with 34 minutes gone. Weiss whipped an inviting corner into the box where Edu was waiting to rise above everyone else and send a firm header past Sanchez. Walter Smith's men then spurned a great chance to double their advantage before half-time when Edu saw his shot crash off the post, with the rebound falling perfectly for Miller who somehow managed to blast over instead of leaving the net bulging. Instead, Rangers suffered a devastating setback just a minute after the restart when Valencia were able to haul themselves back into the game after Edu nodded a Tino Costa free-kick into the back of his own net. They could have restored their lead when Madjid Bougherra embarked on a powerful run, holding off the threat of a couple of opposition players, before slipping the ball into the path of Miller but Sanchez was first to the ball. The goalkeeper then did well to produce a one-handed save to guide a Davis effort over, after the midfielder had tried to lob high into the net. Naismith found the empty net at his mercy only to send his half-volley wide of target, failing to get enough purchase on the effort. Foster then lashed over after another Naismith shot was blocked. McGregor came to the rescue of Rangers in injury time with a superb save to deny substitute Roberto Soldado as the tie ended level. Although disappointed not to win the match, the performance would no doubt have acted as a confidence-booster ahead of this weekend's crunch Old Firm derby, with Rangers and Celtic heading into the clash locked on the same points at the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

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