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Rangers FC 5 - 0 SK Sturm Graz
Tue 12 September 20:45
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Five-star Rangers storm past Sturm

Rangers FC put on a five-star show as they cruised to victory against SK Sturm Graz in the First Group-Match Stage of the UEFA Champions League at Ibrox.
The Scottish champions forgot their indifferent league form and turned on the style, killing off the game with three goals in the first half. They could even afford to see Jörg Albertz miss a 55th minute

Albertz and Mols
celebrate during
Rangers romp
(©Reuters)

penalty.

Rangers step up a gear
Rangers have struggled on the domestic front so far this season. They are five points behind early leaders Celtic FC and surprisingly have the worst defensive record in the Scottish Premier League.
But they stepped up a gear for European competition and Dutch striker Michael Mols - who was outstanding after almost a year out through injury - gave Rangers the lead after nine minutes, thanks to some persistent work from his fellow countryman Ronald de Boer.
Sturm Graz defender Gilbert Prilasnig was trying to shepherd the ball out for a goal kick, when de Boer got behind him and pulled the ball back for Mols, who rifled it home from eight metres.


Matches
First Half  3 - 0
9'  9 Mols  GR
19'  14 R De Boer  GR
24'  26 Yuran  SG
29'  11 Albertz  GR
Extra 1'23"
Second Half  5 - 0
59'  9 Mols (out)
16 Dodds (in)
GR
72'  8 Van Bronckhorst  GR
72'  14 R De Boer (out)
18 McCann (in)
GR
77'  24 Johnston (out)
7 Kanchelskis (in)
GR
80'  26 Yuran (out)
19 Szabics (in)
SG
80'  9 Reinmayr (out)
6 Mählich (in)
SG
85'  16 Dodds  GR
Extra 3'01"
Full Time Statistics
11 Shots on goal 0
11 Wide shots 4
10 Fouls committed 11
5 Corners 3
7 Off sides 3
36'4" Ball Possession (time) 29'7"
55% Ball Possession (%) 45%
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Detailed Match Player Statistics >>
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Lineups
Rangers FC
1 Klos 
4 Amoruso  (C)
5 Numan 
6 Ferguson 
8 Van Bronckhorst 
9 Mols 
11 Albertz 
12 Reyna 
14 R De Boer 
15 Konterman 
24 Johnston 
Substitutes
30 Charbonnier 
2 Ricksen 
7 Kanchelskis 
16 Dodds 
17 Tugay 
18 McCann 
25 Vidmar 
Coach
ADVOCAAT Dick
Sturm Graz
22 Schicklgruber 
5 Foda 
7 Strafner 
8 Schupp 
9 Reinmayr  (C)
11 Korsos 
12 Prilasnig 
15 Mamedov 
18 Schopp 
26 Yuran 
30 Fleurquin 
Substitutes
29 Baruwa 
6 Mählich 
19 Szabics 
24 Popovic 
27 Koutsoupias 
Coach
OSIM Ivica
Officials
Referee
CORTEZ BAPTISTA Lucilio Cardoso (POR)
Assistant Referee
ESTEVES Joao (POR)
ISAIAS SALGADO Luis Manuel (POR)
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