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Rangers suffer KO in Kaunas

Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 0.50CET
FBK Kaunas 2-1 Rangers FC (agg: 2-1)
Linas Pilibaitis's late goal gave Kaunas a famous win and knocked out last season's UEFA Cup runners-up.

Match statistics

KaunasRangers

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target2
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 6 August 2008, 0.50CET

Rangers suffer KO in Kaunas

FBK Kaunas 2-1 Rangers FC (agg: 2-1)
Linas Pilibaitis's late goal gave Kaunas a famous win and knocked out last season's UEFA Cup runners-up.

FBK Kaunas have made the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round for the first time after a late Linas Pilibaitis goal gave them a famous 2-1 win over last season's UEFA Cup finalists, Rangers FC.

Famous victory
After a goalless first leg in Glasgow, the Lithuanian champions had given themselves a good chance of progression, and although Kevin Thomson's first-half strike gave Rangers the lead, Nerijus Radzius equalised just before the break and Pilibaitis headed in a corner three minutes from time to seal the victory.

Early attempts
In sodden conditions at the S. Darius & S. Girenas Stadium, both sides had early opportunities but it was the Scottish runners-up who took the lead after 33 minutes. Thomson took Nacho Novo's astute pass in his stride before placing through Marian Kello's legs. The home side responded two minutes before half-time, captain Radzius hammering in a 25-metre free-kick that beat McGregor for pace.

Late winner
Kaunas upped the tempo after the break and Marius Cinikas hit the bar after making space for himself on the edge of the area. Several promising situations were then wasted by the hosts and it looked like they would pay when former striker Andrius Velička was presented with a superb chance for Rangers but he blazed over. Then, with time ticking away, a Rafael Rodrigues Ledesma corner was met by Pilibaitis whose downward header squeezed over the goalline to earn a tie against FK Modriča or Aalborg BK.

Last updated: 06/08/08 11.28CET

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Lineups

kaunas

Kaunas

rangers

Rangers

32
KelloMarián Kello (GK)
23
DaillyChristian Dailly
6
ManchkhavaNukri Manchkhava
12
McCullochLee McCulloch
Yellow Card15
11
LedesmaRafael Ledesma
Substitution88
3
WeirDavid Weir (C)
26
ČinikasMarius Činikas
1
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
13
LukšaVytautas Lukša
Substitution78
11
AdamCharlie Adam
Substitution66
18
BagužisMindaugas Bagužis
Substitution66
8
ThomsonKevin Thomson
Yellow Card21
Goal33
7
PilibaitisLinas Pilibaitis
Goal86
28
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
15
ZelmikasIrmantas Zelmikas
Yellow Card65
21
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
2
RadžiusNerijus Radžius (C)
Goal43
10
NovoNacho Novo
Substitution88
4
MendyPascal Mendy
Yellow Card24
5
PapacSaša Papac
3
MrowiecAdrian Mrowiec
18
MillerKenny Miller
Substitution88

Substitutes

27
MamićBojan Mamić
Substitution78
19
DarchevilleJean-Claude Darcheville
12
DreerEsteban Javier Dreer (GK)
7
HemdaniBrahim Hemdani
14
ZubavičiusVygantas Zubavičius
Substitution88
25
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
24
MiklinevičiusTomas Miklinevičius
9
BoydKris Boyd
Substitution88
23
KunevičiusDainius Kunevičius
22
WebsterAndy Webster
10
GrigalevičiusMindaugas Grigalevičius
Substitution66
37
VeličkaAndrius Velička
Substitution66
21
RimkevičiusArturas Rimkevičius
27
K. LaffertyKyle Lafferty
Substitution88

Coach

José Couceiro (POR) Walter Smith (SCO)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Peter Ekström (SWE), Erik Bergsten (SWE)

Fourth official

Ake Andreasson (SWE)

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