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Beasley strikes as Rangers progress

Published: Tuesday 7 August 2007, 23.50CET
FK Zeta 0-1 Rangers FC (agg: 0-3) Rangers advanced with the minimum of fuss thanks to United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley's first goal since joining.

Match statistics

ZetaRangers

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 7 August 2007, 23.50CET

Beasley strikes as Rangers progress

FK Zeta 0-1 Rangers FC (agg: 0-3) Rangers advanced with the minimum of fuss thanks to United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley's first goal since joining.

Rangers FC advanced to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with the minimum of fuss, winning 1-0 against FK Zeta in Montenegro to seal a 3-0 aggregate triumph.

Comfortable
Only once had Rangers lost a European tie after winning the first leg 2-0 at Ibrox, to BV Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Cup third round in December 1999, and there never looked like being a repeat of that result tonight in a match of few clear openings. The only goal arrived in the 81st minute as DaMarcus Beasley picked up possession on the left and cut inside two defenders before cleverly dispatching the ball low into the net. The Glasgow club will find out their next opponents on Wednesday, when FK Crvena Zvezda travel to FC Levadia Tallinn leading 1-0 from the first game in Serbia.

Half-chances
Zeta made one change from the team that had started in Scotland, bringing right-back Nenad Djurović in for Milan Vučković, while Rangers called in Kirk Broadfoot with Alan Hutton suspended following his first-leg dismissal. The first half was chiefly about half-chances, Beasley firing wide for the visitors on eleven minutes before Slaven Stjepanović blazed a shot over from the edge of the Rangers box on 25.

McGregor save
Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor made his first stop on 30 minutes, diving low to smother a drive from Bojan Ivanović, and it was another 33 minutes before his next as he raced off his line to punch the ball clear after a raking pass had found its way over the visiting back line. The one real moment of class was orchestrated by Rangers nine minutes from time, as Barry Ferguson and Kevin Thomson combined to work an opening for Beasley who promptly scored his first goal in Rangers' colours following his summer move from PSV Eindhoven.

Last updated: 08/08/07 10.23CET

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Lineups

zeta

Zeta

rangers

Rangers

10
ĆetkovićMarko Ćetković
6
FergusonBarry Ferguson (C)
13
DjurovićNenad Djurović
Yellow Card49
Substitution56
7
HemdaniBrahim Hemdani
1
IvanovićSaša Ivanović (GK)
1
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
7
IvanovićBojan Ivanović
Substitution71
8
ThomsonKevin Thomson
Substitution87
5
KaludjerovićMiroslav Kaludjerović
3
WeirDavid Weir
33
KoraćŽarko Korać
21
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
Yellow Card58
8
MarkovićDarko Marković
5
PapacSaša Papac
4
Milan RadulovićMilan Radulović
20
BeasleyDaMarcus Beasley
Goal81
11
StjepanovićSlaven Stjepanović
Yellow Card75
24
CuéllarCarlos Cuéllar
20
TumbaševićJanko Tumbašević (C)
Substitution84
27
McCullochLee McCulloch
30
IgumanovićBlažo Igumanović
Yellow Card23
19
DarchevilleJean-Claude Darcheville
Substitution61

Substitutes

17
BoljevićVladimir Boljević
Substitution71
9
BoydKris Boyd
9
KneževićIvan Knežević
Substitution56
11
AdamCharlie Adam
Substitution87
14
MarinkovicMirko Marinkovic
18
MurrayIan Murray
32
MušturDejan Muštur (GK)
10
NovoNacho Novo
Substitution61
3
VučkovićMilan Vučković
Substitution84
23
ŠeboFilip Šebo
23
PeličićZarija Peličić
25
CarrollRoy Carroll (GK)
22
V. PeličićVlado Peličić
15
GowAlan Gow

Coach

Slobodan Halilovic (MNE) Walter Smith (SCO)

Referee

Paolo Dondarini (ITA)

Assistant referees

Massimiliano Grilli (ITA), Massimiliano Rosi (ITA)

Fourth official

Antonio Damato (ITA)

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