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Malmö hit back to oust nine-man Rangers

Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 21.45CET
Malmö FF 1-1 Rangers FC (agg: 2-1)
In an incident-filled match, Jiloan Hamad's spectacular 80th-minute strike earned Malmö a place in Friday's play-off draw.
Malmö hit back to oust nine-man Rangers
Malmö's Jiloan Hamad is mobbed after his decisive strike ©Getty Images

Match statistics

MalmöRangers

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target6
 
2
Corners9
 
5
Offsides2
 
4
Fouls committed10
 
15
Yellow cards3
 
6
Red cards1
 
2
Possession (%)0
100

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 3 August 2011, 21.45CET

Malmö hit back to oust nine-man Rangers

Malmö FF 1-1 Rangers FC (agg: 2-1)
In an incident-filled match, Jiloan Hamad's spectacular 80th-minute strike earned Malmö a place in Friday's play-off draw.

Ten-man Malmö FF left it late to secure a UEFA Champions League play-off berth at the expense of Rangers FC, who finished the game two players down.

Rangers' task of overturning a 1-0 deficit was made all the more difficult when Steven Whittaker received his marching orders on 19 minutes. However, Ally McCoist's men were level on aggregate soon after through Nikica Jelavić. Madjid Bougherra's 66th-minute red card gave the Swedish champions a further numerical advantage before Ricardinho's dismissal made it ten against nine. Both sides looked to exploit the extra space but it was Jiloan Hamad's wonderful volley ten minutes from time that settled the tie.

Needing to cancel out Daniel Larsson's first-leg winner, Rangers started positively, Lee Wallace testing Dušan Melichárek early on with a free-kick. McCoist's charges remained undeterred after Whittaker's straight red card and levelled the tie via Jelavić's strike five minutes later.

For all their endeavour the hosts rarely troubled Allan McGregor in the visitors' goal before the break. Rikard Norling's half-time team talk prompted an improved performance after the restart, however, and they were soon up against nine men following Bougherra's departure for a foul on substitute Dardan Rexhepi.

Malmö began to exploit the extra space and twice came close through Wílton Figueiredo but the Brazilian forward fired over the crossbar. Jelavić wasted Rangers' best chance of the half before Ricardinho received his second booking for a foul on Steven Naismith.

The hosts continued to push forward, though, and finally broke Rangers' resistance, Hamad finding space on the edge of the penalty area before unleashing an unstoppable dipping volley into the top right-hand corner. Malmö will discover their play-off opponents when the draw is made on Friday.

Last updated: 04/08/11 9.40CET

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Lineups

malmö

Malmö

rangers

Rangers

25
MelichárekDušan Melichárek (GK)
1
A. McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
4
AnderssonDaniel Andersson (C)
5
PapacSaša Papac
Yellow Card90+4
5
MutavdžićMiljan Mutavdžić
Substitution46
6
McCullochLee McCulloch
Yellow Card45+1
7
LarssonDaniel Larsson
7
EduMaurice Edu
Yellow Card38
9
Wílton FigueiredoWílton Figueiredo
8
DavisSteven Davis (C)
10
HamadJiloan Hamad
Goal80
9
JelavićNikica Jelavić
Goal24
Yellow Card90+3
15
JanssonPontus Jansson
Yellow Card45
12
WallaceLee Wallace
17
PekalskiIvo Pekalski
14
S. NaismithSteven Naismith
Yellow Card65
20
RicardinhoRicardinho
Yellow Card41
Red Card73
16
WhittakerSteven Whittaker
Red Card19
21
DurmazJimmy Durmaz
17
JuanmaJuanma
Substitution84
24
MehmetiAgon Mehmeti
Substitution34
24
BougherraMadjid Bougherra
Yellow Card19
Red Card66

Substitutes

30
GaračaDejan Garača (GK)
25
N. AlexanderNeil Alexander (GK)
11
AubynnJeffrey Aubynn
Substitution69
4
BroadfootKirk Broadfoot
16
Yago Fernández Yago Fernández
10
FleckJohn Fleck
18
NazariAmin Nazari
15
HealyDavid Healy
19
RexhepiDardan Rexhepi
Substitution46
Substitution69
27
WyldeGregg Wylde
22
StenströmFilip Stenström
Substitution34
33
BendiksenThomas Bendiksen
28
NilssonAlex Nilsson
38
HemmingsKane Hemmings
Substitution84

Coach

Rikard Norling (SWE) Ally McCoist (SCO)

Referee

Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)

Fourth official

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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