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Vignal seals spot-kick success

Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.19CET
Rangers FC 1-0 CS Marítimo (agg: 1-1, Rangers win 4-2 on penalties) Grégory Vignal sends the Ibrox side through.

Match statistics

RangersMarítimo

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target1
 
0
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 30 September 2004, 20.19CET

Vignal seals spot-kick success

Rangers FC 1-0 CS Marítimo (agg: 1-1, Rangers win 4-2 on penalties) Grégory Vignal sends the Ibrox side through.

Grégory Vignal's spot-kick gave Rangers FC a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory against a belligerent CS Marítimo side, to earn the Scottish Premier League runners-up a place in the UEFA Cup group stage.

Rangers dominant
With the Portguese team missing two of their first four penalties, the young French defender stepped up to confidently strike his kick past Marcos and send Alex McLeish's side through. The outcome was reward for a dominant Rangers display over the 120 minutes, with Dado Pršo cancelling out Marítimo's first-leg advantage in the 70th minute.

Pršo equaliser
Until that point it had looked like Gustavo Manduca's goal in Portugal a fortnight ago would be enough to end Rangers' European hopes. With the game slipping away from Rangers, however, Croatian international Pršo found space in the visitors' penalty area to level the tie.

Outstanding Marcos
Before then Rangers had been unable to turn their superiority into goals, though that was due in no small part to the outstanding performance of Marítimo's goalkeeper Marcos. The 28-year-old made a series of breathtaking saves to deny the home side's livewire attack of Pršo and Nacho Novo.

Timely intervention
Rangers signalled their intent early on, and Novo thought he had broken the deadlock but his header struck the crossbar. Moments later he was denied again, this time by the fingertips of Marcos as Rangers continued to press forward in search of the goal that would bring parity. Marítimo's threat was at best sporadic, although Alan did escape midway through the first-half only for his left-foot shot to flash wide of Stefan Klos's near post. 

Spectacular save
Rangers began the second period with the same verve and vigour that characterised their display in the opening 45 minutes, and Novo was left clasping his head in his hands after another outstanding save from Marítimo's Brazilian goalkeeper. The Spaniard was turning away in celebration when he sent a downward header towards the far corner but Marcos, at full stretch, spectacularly palmed the ball to safety.

Pršo the saviour
However, Rangers pressure was finally rewarded with 20 minutes remaining. Pršo found space in the Marítimo penalty area before drilling a left-foot shot across Marcos into the far corner of the goal. Neither side was able to find the net in the final 20 minutes of normal time and, with the 30 additional minutes also failing to produce a winner, the scene was set for the spot-kick drama.

Last updated: 01/10/04 12.40CET

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Lineups

rangers

Rangers

marítimo

Marítimo

1
KlosStefan Klos (GK)
26
MarcosMarcos (GK)
2
RicksenFernando Ricksen
2
FerreiraFerreira
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
4
TonelTonel
9
PršoDado Pršo
Goal70
8
BinoBino
Substitution73
10
NovoNacho Novo
10
Leo LimaLeo Lima
12
MalcolmRobert Malcolm
Yellow Card63
Substitution90+3
11
AlanAlan
Substitution66
15
KhizanishviliZurab Khizanishvili
15
WenioWenio
16
VanoliPaolo Vanoli
Substitution67
21
BriguelBriguel
17
BurkeChris Burke
Substitution97 ET
22
ManducaGustavo Manduca
Substitution84
19
ThompsonSteven Thompson
23
ChaínhoChaínho
21
RossMaurice Ross
25
Van der GaagMitchell van der Gaag
Yellow Card88

Substitutes

30
G. SmithGraeme Smith (GK)
1
NélsonNélson (GK)
5
AndrewsMarvin Andrews
5
SilasSilas
Substitution66
7
ArveladzeShota Arveladze
Substitution97 ET
6
EvaldoEvaldo
24
VignalGrégory Vignal
Substitution67
13
SouzaRodrigo Souza
Substitution84
26
LøvenkrandsPeter Løvenkrands
14
FernandoFernando
27
HughesStephen Hughes
Substitution90+3
20
Luís FilipeLuís Filipe
Substitution73
45
McCormackRoss McCormack
30
JoelJoel

Coach

Alexander Mcleish (SCO) Mariano Jeronimo Barretto (POR)

Referee

Vladimir Hrinak (SVK)

Assistant referees

Vladimir Medved (SVK), Jan Šuniar (SVK)

Fourth official

Pavol Šuniar (SVK)

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