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Rangers keep final dream alive

Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 22.50CET
Rangers FC 4-0 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (agg: 5-1) Captain Barry Ferguson was on target twice as Rangers moved a step closer to a final on home soil in Glasgow.

Match statistics

RangersH. Tel-Aviv

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target10
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
8
Corners5
 
2
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
8
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards1
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 22 February 2007, 22.50CET

Rangers keep final dream alive

Rangers FC 4-0 Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC (agg: 5-1) Captain Barry Ferguson was on target twice as Rangers moved a step closer to a final on home soil in Glasgow.

Rangers FC can continue to dream of reaching the UEFA Cup final in their home city of Glasgow after powering into the last 16 with a 4-0 victory against Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC at Ibrox.

Dismissal
Captain Barry Ferguson scored either side of a Kris Boyd strike before substitute Charlie Adam completed a 5-2 aggregate success five minutes into added time. However, Rangers will go into their next tie, against CA Osasuna on 8 March, without Allan McGregor after the goalkeeper was sent off in the 74th minute.

Perfect timing
Walter Smith's team started in a frenzy, with wingers Chris Burke and Nacho Novo showing their intent with several driving runs, before the opening goal from Ferguson came on 24 minutes. Burke combined with Novo down the right and when the Spaniard fired his cross into the penalty area, his captain arrived on cue to convert from 15 metres.

Mistakes
Eleven minutes later, Hapoel skipper Josef Abukasis inexplicably tried to play the ball across his own box, only to hit the lurking Boyd on the chest, and the forward ran on to score past the helpless Shavit Elimelech. Ferguson capitalised on another defensive error to make it 3-0 in the 73rd minute, moments before McGregor saw red for an altercation with Luciano De Bruno. Novo was sacrificed, making way for back-up keeper Stefan Klos, but Rangers were not put off their stride and Adam slotted in the fourth as the final whistle approached.

Last updated: 23/02/07 1.14CET

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Lineups

rangers

Rangers

h. tel-aviv

H. Tel-Aviv

22
McGregorAllan McGregor (GK)
Red Card73
1
ElimelechShavit Elimelech (GK)
20
HuttonAlan Hutton
12
BondarvDani Bondarv
3
WeirDavid Weir
29
DuaniRami Duani
Yellow Card3
7
HemdaniBrahim Hemdani
20
AntebiYgal Antebi
18
MurrayIan Murray
Yellow Card76
10
BadierWalid Badier
6
FergusonBarry Ferguson (C)
Goal24
Goal73
7
DegoBaruch Dego
Substitution46
11
Gavin RaeGavin Rae
Yellow Card36
8
AbukasisJosef Abukasis (C)
Substitution65
5
ThomsonKevin Thomson
70
WellingtonWellington
Substitution79
17
BurkeChris Burke
Substitution90+3
15
ToamaSalim Toama
15
BoydKris Boyd
Goal35
Substitution63
24
OgbonaIbe Zito Ogbona
10
NovoNacho Novo
Yellow Card50
Substitution75
11
BardaElyaniv Barda

Substitutes

1
KlosStefan Klos (GK)
Substitution75
22
Ben-ShananGalil Ben-Shanan (GK)
9
PršoDado Pršo
Substitution63
3
ChenTal Chen
14
SionkoLibor Sionko
14
VermouthGil Vermouth
Substitution65
23
ŠeboFilip Šebo
18
AbutbulShay Abutbul
25
AdamCharlie Adam
Substitution90+3
Goal90+5
19
De BrunoLuciano De Bruno
Substitution46
Yellow Card73
49
McMillanJordan McMillan
21
PerezMeir Perez
63
PerryRoss Perry
27
JolićIvan Jolić
Substitution79

Coach

Walter Smith (SCO) Nir Levin (ISR)

Referee

Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)

Assistant referees

Luca Maggiani (ITA), Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)

Fourth official

Luca Banti (ITA)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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