Rangers take giant stride to last eight with defeat of Bremen


Last updated at 00:11 07 March 2008

Rangers captain Barry

Ferguson emphasised

that his team had only

done 'half the job' after

a stunning attacking

display at Ibrox rattled

Werder Bremen.

Goals from Daniel

Cousin and Steve Davis

put Walter Smith's side

in the driving seat for

next week's second leg

in Germany, but

Ferguson, making a

Scottish record 77th

appearance in

European competition,

urged his side to

remain focused.

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"It's only half-time,"

Ferguson said.

"We know they're a

quality team and we

expect a tough game in

Germany. So we're not

taking anything for

granted. We're only

halfway there."

Bremen had no answer

to Rangers, who were

at them from the start.

Goalkeeper Tim Wiese

produced a great save

after a thunderous shot

from Charlie Adam,

who was then just off

target with a lob from a

yard inside the Bremen


Rangers' pressure paid

off in the final minute of

the first half.

Cousin hit a powerful

shot from 35 yards to

beatWiese and Rangers

were two up within

three minutes of the

restart when Wiese

could only parry

Cousin's shot and Davis,

on loan from Fulham,

finished from six yards.

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