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Licka strike sinks Rangers

Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.02CET
Rangers FC 3-1 FK Viktoria Zizkov aet (Agg: 3-3; Zizkov win on away goals) Zizkov sneak through after extra time.

Match statistics

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Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 4 October 2002, 0.02CET

Licka strike sinks Rangers

Rangers FC 3-1 FK Viktoria Zizkov aet (Agg: 3-3; Zizkov win on away goals) Zizkov sneak through after extra time.

A thrilling period of extra time saw FK Viktoria Zizkov record an extraordinary 3-1 win against Rangers FC at Ibrox and earn a place in the second round of the UEFA Cup on the away goals rule after winning the first leg 2-0 in Prague.

Decisive lead
Substitute Marcel Licka drilled a left-wing cross past Stefan Klos eleven minutes into added time to cancel out Neil McCann's effort four minutes earlier and give Zizkov a decisive lead in the tie.

Stunning saves
However, Rangers threw everything at the Czechs in the final 15 minutes, which saw goalkeeper Pavel Kucera pull off some stunning saves, including one from his opposite number Stefan Klos, who had come up for a corner. Defender Jan Buryán headed off the line and was then sent off for an off-the-ball incident involving Craig Moore.

Clever dummy
The home side had taken the lead through Ronald de Boer after 43 minutes as he overcame an earlier miss to drive past Kucera after a clever dummy from Scotland international Barry Ferguson had allowed him space inside the area.

De Boer double
The visitors were in no mood to sit back and defend their first-leg lead, and Michel Smarda and Ales Pikl had both threatened to score vital away goals before De Boer doubled Rangers's advantage as Shota Arveladze's shot was deflected into his path by Kucera and he lashed the ball into the empty net at the far post.

Off the crossbar
De Boer almost completed a hat-trick but his header was denied by the crossbar five minutes from time, but that all seemed irrelevant as he provided the cross for McCann to put Rangers ahead for the first time in the tie in extra time. It was to prove a costly miss in the long run.

Last updated: 04/10/02 10.34CET

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Lineups

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Rangers

žižkov

Žižkov

1
KlosStefan Klos
25
KučeraPavel Kučera
2
RicksenFernando Ricksen
2
BuryánJan Buryán
3
MooreCraig Moore
5
MlejnskyAntonín Mlejnsky
4
AmorusoLorenzo Amoruso
6
KlimplMaroš Klimpl
5
NumanArthur Numan
7
JanoušekRoman Janoušek
Substitution68
6
FergusonBarry Ferguson (C)
8
ŠmardaMichal Šmarda
23
ArtetaMikel Arteta
11
SabouJiří Sabou
15
KontermanBert Konterman
Yellow Card31
Substitution68
12
ŠčasnýMichal Ščasný
26
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
Yellow Card67
Substitution91 ET
14
PiklAleš Pikl (C)
24
ArveladzeShota Arveladze
Goal97 ET
24
StracenyLudek Straceny
Substitution107 ET
14
R. de BoerRonald de Boer
Goal42
Goal58
Substitution99 ET
26
ChihuriKennedy Chihuri
Substitution97 ET

Substitutes

22
A. McGregorAllan McGregor
23
VacekMartin Vacek
7
CaniggiaClaudio Caniggia
Substitution99 ET
4
NovotnyJan Novotny
11
McCannNeil McCann
Substitution91 ET
15
MikulíkMiroslav Mikulík
16
DoddsBilly Dodds
19
KrutýPeter Krutý
Substitution68
17
MuscatKevin Muscat
Substitution68
21
DirnbachMarian Dirnbach
Substitution107 ET
20
LatapyRussell Latapy
22
ChvátalMartin Chvátal
21
RossMaurice Ross
27
LickaMarcel Licka
Substitution97 ET
Goal101 ET

Coach

Alexander Mcleish (SCO) Vítězslav Lavička (CZE)

Referee

Athanassios Briakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Aristidis Ofidis (GRE)

Fourth official

Christos Trikalis (GRE)

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