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Malmo v Rangers preview

Post by Adam D on Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:09 am

Malmo v Rangers (agg 1 - 0)

Champions League third qualifying round second leg
Venue: Swedbank Stadium, Malmo Date: Wednesday, 2 August Kick-off: 1800 BST Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 5 live
TEAM NEWS

Rangers are still waiting to hear whether Dorin Goian will be cleared to play in their Champions League qualifier against Malmo.


They are appealing against a Uefa ruling that he is ineligible.

That came after the defender missed the first leg because his work permit had not been finalised in time.

Skipper David Weir failed to recover from a hamstring injury and did not travel, while striker Kyle Lafferty is also still sidelined through injury.

MATCH PREVIEW
Rangers travel to Sweden a goal behind after Daniel Larsson's 18th-minute winner at Ibrox last Tuesday.

The Scottish champions had gone into that game with only one competitive game - a 1-1 draw at home to Hearts in the Scottish Premier League - behind them.

They showed an improvement at the weekend, beating St Johnstone 2-0 in Perth to secure their first win under new manager Ally McCoist.

Malmo are midway through their season and travelled to Glasgow buoyed by a 2-2 draw away to Swedish league leaders Helsingborgs.

However, the reigning champions' most recent game, against Djurgardens, was abandoned after only 11 minutes on Saturday after firecrackers were thrown on to the pitch.

That was the second time this season that a match has been halted at the Swedbank Stadium.

MATCH FACTS
Head-to-h
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Last week's first leg, won 1-0 by Malmo, was the first time the two sides have met.

Malmo

Malmo were crowned Swedish champions for the 16th time last year, but they are midway through the present season and are struggling in ninth place in the table.

Although they have two games in hand, they lie 16 points behind leaders Helsingborgs.

Rikard Norling took over as coach in May from Roland Nilsson, who move to Gothenburg.

The 40-year-old is a former midfielder who played alongside Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby with Bele, who he subsequently coached before spells in charge of Vasby, Sundsvall, AIK of Stockholm and Assyriska.

Their main threat at Ibrox came through the speed of forwards Wilton Figueiredo and Daniel Larsson.

Rangers

The Ibrox side have never triumphed in a European tie after losing the first leg at home in 55 years of competing at the top level.

The Glasgow outfit will be without the support of their fans in Malmo after Uefa banned them for one match for discriminatory chanting at their Europa League match against PSV Eindhoven last season.

Rangers crashed out of the competition at the same stage to Lithuanians Kaunas in 2008, just months after Walter Smith's side reached the final of the Uefa Cup.

Smith was succeeded this summer as manager by Ally McCoist, the former Rangers and Scotland striker who was his assistant.

McCoist has added winger Juan Martin Ortiz from Almeria and left-back Lee Wallace from Hearts to his squad, but the capture of Dorin Goian from Palermo came too late for the Romania central defender to feature in the first leg.

source - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/14321323.stm

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Post by super_realist on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:41 pm

Home before the postcards (again.....)

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Post by User Name on Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:23 pm

Still in Europe

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Post by super_realist on Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:28 pm

Aye, another qualification round in the 4th rate tinpot one no one cares about, and on that laughable effort won't get through that either.

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Post by Kay Fabe on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:11 am

Laughable effort? They played well, they never got a decision or a break (which maybe the first time thats ever happened)

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Post by super_realist on Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:42 am

Of course it's a laughable effort. It's two legs that matter, not how you play in the second. 2 sendings off is not what professional teams do, especially when they were already facing an uphill battle. Regardless of how they played in the second leg, their lack of discipline from the boneheaded Whittaker was indeed laughable and he should be fined as much as possible or replaced for a few games to teach him a lesson. I doubt Bougherra cares as he's away.

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Post by Nay on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:38 am

You make a valid a point in your last post, just in a completely fuddish way.

You seem to have a completely biased view towards anything Scottish football, blame the old firm for poor ranking despite the national team, and other teams being beaten consistently in Europe by teams from the Faroe Islands.

However people may be more responsive to your comments if you decided to make a considered argument.

Just a thought, but as you point out often, it is a public forum and you can choose to post how you want

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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:33 am

lol rangers are out

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Post by User Name on Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:58 pm

lol you're a cricket fan

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Post by monty junior on Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:53 pm

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Can't really complain, it was Rangers own fault they lost. Treated them with two much respect in the first leg, then two mindless sending off's. Should have won this tie comfortably but for the clown Whittaker.

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Post by AberdeenSteve on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:42 pm

Whittaker should genuinely be ashamed. He was in the paper yesterday morning saying he was gutted that his mistake in the first leg cost Rangers the game. So, what does he go and do in the return leg? Get sent off for the most childish of moments. Idiot.

The performance form the rest of the team was tremendous, and this is coming from an Aberdeen fan Laugh Everyone rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in. Special praise to Lee McCulloch, quality.

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Post by super_realist on Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:47 pm

Nay Bother wrote:You make a valid a point in your last post, just in a completely fuddish way.

You seem to have a completely biased view towards anything Scottish football, blame the old firm for poor ranking despite the national team, and other teams being beaten consistently in Europe by teams from the Faroe Islands.

However people may be more responsive to your comments if you decided to make a considered argument.

Just a thought, but as you point out often, it is a public forum and you can choose to post how you want

The ranking of the Scottish international team is completely separate from the coefficient of the league. The Old Firm are by and large responsible for the laughably low position of the league. After all neither have done well in recent years and Rangers have only won once in 22 outings (make that 23). Hardly likely to give much credence to the league on a european standing so no surprise that UEFA makes them qualify..

There is one very positive thing to come out of this, and that is we don't have to endure any of the intolerable and amateurish coverage put on by STV when a Scottish club plays in the CL.
AS for putting my point across in a "fuddish" way, I could be more considered, actually constructive is a better term because they are considered points, just put across in an acerbic way, however the SPL boards are pretty dead and an abrupt posting usually gets the thread going a bit.

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