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Arveladze rescues Rangers

Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 21.39CET
FC København 1-2 Rangers FC (Agg: 2-3) Shota Arveladze puts Rangers through late on.

Match statistics

KøbenhavnRangers

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target1
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 27 August 2003, 21.39CET

Arveladze rescues Rangers

FC København 1-2 Rangers FC (Agg: 2-3) Shota Arveladze puts Rangers through late on.

Georgian striker Shota Arveladze pounced late on to give Rangers FC a 2-1 win at FC København on Wednesday, securing the Scottish team a place in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League thanks to a 3-2 aggregate victory.

Tight match
The 1-1 draw in the first leg set the stage for a tight match but Arveladze's goal with four minutes to go was enough to ensure Rangers qualified for the group stage for the first time in four years.

Thick and fast
The first half was closely contested, with chances coming thick and fast for both teams. The most presentable one, though, went to Hjalte Nørregaard, who forced a good save from Stefan Klos with a low shot from distance.

Rooba foul
The scoreline remained level until seven minutes after the interval, when Rangers were awarded a penalty following a foul by FCK defender Urmas Rooba. Mikel Arteta made no mistake from the spot.

Extra-time loomed
Extra-time loomed when Brazilian striker Álvaro Santos equalised for the Danish outfit in the 83rd minute, firing into the net from close range. Rangers, however, had other ideas and Arveladze judged his run to perfection to overcome the offside trap and fire in the winner.

Last updated: 28/08/03 2.20CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

rangers

Rangers

16
RabóczkiBalázs Rabóczki (GK)
1
KlosStefan Klos (GK)
3
RoobaUrmas Rooba
Yellow Card51
2
RicksenFernando Ricksen
Yellow Card46
4
SvenssonBo Svensson
6
FergusonBarry Ferguson (C)
Yellow Card59
5
AlbrechtsenMartin Albrechtsen
7
S. ArveladzeShota Arveladze
Yellow Card73
Goal87
7
MyklandErik Mykland
Substitution64
8
NerlingerChristian Nerlinger
8
NielsenPeter Nielsen (C)
10
MolsMichael Mols
Substitution61
9
LarsenThomas Larsen
Yellow Card45
14
R. de BoerRonald de Boer
Substitution75
10
ZumaSibusiso Zuma
Yellow Card29
15
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
Yellow Card29
12
JónssonTodi Jónsson
Substitution64
23
ArtetaMikel Arteta
Goal52
17
TobiasenOle Tobiasen
Substitution77
18
BallMichael Ball
25
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
Yellow Card90+2
25
BergHenning Berg
Substitution72

Substitutes

1
KihlstedtMagnus Kihlstedt (GK)
22
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
11
PetterssonJörgen Pettersson
Substitution64
12
MalcolmRobert Malcolm
Substitution72
14
ZivkovicBora Zivkovic
16
VanoliPaolo Vanoli
Substitution75
15
Peter ChristiansenPeter Christiansen
19
ThompsonSteven Thompson
Substitution61
18
ÁlvaroÁlvaro
Substitution64
Goal83
20
CapuchoCapucho
22
SvárdSebastian Svárd
21
RossMaurice Ross
32
MøllerPeter Møller
Substitution77
27
HughesStephen Hughes

Coach

Hans Backe (NOR) Alexander Mcleish (SCO)

Referee

Zeljko Siric (CRO)

Assistant referees

Darko Slivar (CRO), Zeljko Novosel (CRO)

Fourth official

Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

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