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Superb Sevilla rock Rangers in Glasgow

Published: Wednesday 30 September 2009, 0.35CET
Rangers FC 1-4 Sevilla FC
Sevilla returned to the city where they claimed the 2007 UEFA Cup to overwhelm Rangers with four goals in 24 second-half minutes.
by Alex O'Henley
from Ibrox

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Match statistics

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Goals scored1
 
4
Attempts on target3
 
6
Attempts off target8
 
4
Corners3
 
3
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed12
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 30 September 2009, 0.35CET

Superb Sevilla rock Rangers in Glasgow

Rangers FC 1-4 Sevilla FC
Sevilla returned to the city where they claimed the 2007 UEFA Cup to overwhelm Rangers with four goals in 24 second-half minutes.

Sevilla FC took command of UEFA Champions League Group G as four goals in 24 second-half minutes claimed a convincing away victory over Rangers FC in Glasgow.

Second-half goals
After an even first half, Abdoulay Konko broke the deadlock on 50 minutes. It opened the floodgates for the Spanish side with Adriano, Luis Fabiano and Frédéric Kanouté adding to the tally in a devastating spell on a return to the city where Sevilla retained the UEFA Cup in 2007. Rangers substitute Nacho Novo scored a late consolation but his team are now bottom of the group, five points behind leaders Sevilla.

Rangers change
Following three domestic games without a goal, Rangers manager Walter Smith sprang a surprise by opting for Steven Naismith over Kenny Miller as his lone striker and the Scottish international glanced a Steve Davis cross over early on. However, on a rain-slickened surface, Sevilla soon settled into their passing rhythm and carved open the home defence on 15 minutes. Allan McGregor came smartly off his line to block Kanouté's goal-bound effort after a smart exchange with Jesús Navas.

Sustained pressure
Naismith was devoid of support but midway through the half Lee McCulloch latched on to a Julien Escudé clearance and unleashed a shot that rose just over Andrés Palop's crossbar. This prompted a period of sustained pressure from the home side and moments later Kevin Thomson pulled a shot narrowly wide.

Navas close
As a more even contest flowed from end to end, next it was Sevilla's turn and four minutes before the interval Adriano almost broke the deadlock. Dispossessing Madjid Bougherra on the edge of the box, he unleashed a powerful right-foot shot that McGregor could only parry to Navas. However, the follow-up was lifted over from close range.

Sevilla ahead
McCulloch, too, came close with a glancing header soon after the restart but it proved a false dawn and three minutes later Sevilla were ahead. This time it was Lolo's set-piece delivery that caused the problems, finding Navas, and the winger expertly picked out Konko to rise unmarked and plant a firm header between McGregor and his near post.

Lead doubled
Back came Rangers and Steven Whittaker slid a teasing ball across the face of the Sevilla goal which just eluded Saša Papac before Thomson forced Palop to tip over from distance. Chasing an equaliser Rangers were now prone to Sevilla's quick counters and the second goal duly arrived on 64 minutes. Once again Kanouté and Fabiano were the orchestrators, working a one-two before the Brazilian squared to where Adriano was waiting to stroke the ball in.

Further goals
It was now case of damage limitation for the Scottish champions but eight minutes later they were undone again when Fabiano turned in Kanouté's cross. The Brazil striker swiftly returned the favour when he released Kanouté to put the result beyond doubt before Novo salvaged some pride for the home side with a rasping shot from the edge of the area.

Last updated: 27/11/12 17.03CET

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Lineups

rangers

Rangers

sevilla

Sevilla

1
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
1
PalopAndrés Palop (GK) (C)
3
WeirDavid Weir (C)
4
SquillaciSébastien Squillaci
4
Pedro MendesPedro Mendes
6
AdrianoAdriano
Goal64
Substitution66
5
PapacSaša Papac
7
Jesús NavasJesús Navas
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
Substitution73
8
ZokoraDidier Zokora
7
DavisSteven Davis
10
Luís FabianoLuís Fabiano
Goal72
Substitution79
8
ThomsonKevin Thomson
12
KanoutéFrédéric Kanouté
Goal74
Substitution75
11
RothenJérôme Rothen
Substitution73
14
EscudéJulien Escudé
14
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
Yellow Card58
18
Fernando NavarroFernando Navarro
Yellow Card90+3
16
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
23
LoloLolo
24
BougherraMadjid Bougherra
24
KonkoAbdoulay Konko
Goal50

Substitutes

25
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
13
Javi VarasJavi Varas (GK)
9
BoydKris Boyd
Substitution73
3
DragutinovićIvica Dragutinović
10
NovoNacho Novo
Substitution73
Goal88
11
RenatoRenato
18
MillerKenny Miller
16
CapelDiego Capel
Substitution66
Yellow Card77
26
SmithSteven Smith
17
Sergio SánchezSergio Sánchez
29
FleckJohn Fleck
19
NegredoÁlvaro Negredo
Substitution75
48
LittleAndrew Little
22
RomaricNdri Romaric
Substitution79

Coach

Walter Smith (SCO) Manuel Jiménez (ESP)

Referee

Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Henrik Andren (SWE), Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)

Fourth official

Daniel Stålhammar (SWE)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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