Rangers v Inter Milan ITV 4


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Im not a Rangers fan but still wish them luck for tonight only, and it's good for scottish football and they need a bit of luck sitting in 6th place cant be good for the supporters :Cheers:

Rangers strikers Dado Prso and Nacho Novo have failed in their bids to be fit for Tuesday's Champions League decider against Inter Milan.
Prso has been missing with a hamstring injury since 11 November, while Novo has been recovering from a broken foot picked up in September.

But captain Barry Ferguson will return to midfield after suspension.

Inter Milan are resting Luis Figo, Kily González, Dejan Stankovic, Juan Sebastian Veron and Ivan Cordoba.

Ze Maria and Julio Cruz have also not travelled to Glasgow, due to injury.

However, the Italian side's squad did include top names like Walter Samuel, Santi Solari and Adriano.

Rangers are themselves also without midfielder Brahim Hemdani and defenders Julien Rodriguez and Olivier Bernard.

Manager Alex McLeish said: "Ferguson is available to us again after suspension, but Dado and Nacho won't make it.

"Nacho was pushing, to be fair to him. He has a big heart and he was determined to get back and try to help.

"He is not quite there and to risk him would be risking losing him for longer, so we've got to be mindful of that as well."

Rangers need a victory to ensure they become the first Scottish club to progress beyond the group stages of the Champions League.

The Glasgow side sit second in Group H and could even qualify with a defeat if Artmedia Bratislava and Porto draw in Slovakia.

Inter have already qualified as group winners and are expected to rest some of their top players ahead of the Milan derby at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Porto must win in Slovakia to have a chance of qualifying but face an Artmedia side on a high after warmng up for their tie with a 7-1 thrashing of Inter Bratislava.

Rangers (from): Waterreus, Hutton, Andrews, Kyrgiakos, Murray, Burke, Ricksen, Malcolm, Lovenkrands, McCormack, Thompson, Buffel, Jeffers, Klos, Pierre-Fanfan, Namouchi, Smith, N'Guessan, Ferguson.

Inter Milan (from): Toldo, Soares, Orlandoni, Burdisso, J Zanetti, Mihajlovic, Favalli, Materazzi, Samuel, Wome, Andreolli, C Zanetti, Pizarro, Cambiasso, Solari, Boumsong, Adriano, Martins, Momentè.



If Rangers win this match, they will qualify for the last 16 of this season's Champions League.
If Rangers draw this match and Artmedia Bratislava fail to win against FC Porto, Rangers will qualify.
If the Scottish champions lose this match and the other match is a draw, Rangers will go through.
The Gers have already guaranteed themselves at least a Uefa Cup place.
Internazionale have already won Group H.
Definitions of terms used:-

Champions League (CL) - only group phase matches and beyond of this competition which began in 1992/1993.
Champions Cup/Champions League - all matches played since it began in 1955/1956 including qualification matches.
European matches - all matches played in the major European tournaments (Fairs Cup, Uefa Cup, Cup Winners' Cup, Champions Cup, Champions League).
Uefa Super Cups, Intertoto Cups and the old Intercontinental Cup competition are excluded.


Rangers and Internazionale have played each other on five previous occasions with the home team winning each match.
Rangers won 1-0 at home to Inter in the 1964/65 Champions Cup and 3-1 at home to the Italians in the 1984/85 Uefa Cup. On both occasions, these results were not enough and Internazionale progressed at Rangers' expense.
Rangers have hosted Italian clubs on nine previous occasions, winning five, drawing one and losing three times.
However, the Scottish club have not lost a home match against an Italian club since losing 4-0 to Juventus more than 10 years ago, in November 1995.
This is the only time that Rangers have lost at home to an Italian club since 1961.
Internazionale have visited Scotland on four occasions and have only lost to Rangers.
Their two other visits resulted in a 1-0 win at Heart of Midlothian in the 1961/62 Fairs Cup and a 0-0 draw at Celtic in the 1971/72 Champions Cup.
European history

Rangers are playing in their 45th European season. The only seasons in which the Glasgow based club have not participated are 1955/56, 1958/59, 1965/66, 1972/73, 1974/75 and 1980/81.
Rangers' best season was 1971/72 when they won the Cup Winners' Cup.
This season is Rangers' seventh in the Champions League. They have never managed to successfully negotiate the group phase.
Inter Milan are playing in their 42nd season in European competition.
They won the Champions Cup in 1964 and '65 and have since added three Uefa Cup trophies (1991, '94 and '98).
This season is Inter's fifth in the Champions League. Their best performance is reaching the 2002/03 semi-final where they lost to AC Milan.
Current European form

Rangers are currently second in Group H with one win, three draws and one defeat.
The Gers are unbeaten in their last three European home matches.
The Scottish champions are undefeated in their last three Champions League matches but have not won any of their last four.
Internazionale are top of Group H with four wins and a defeat.
The Italians have won their last two Champions League matches.
Player and disciplinary info

No players are suspended for this match.
Rangers' Dado Prso and Barry Ferguson will be suspended should they receive a yellow card in this match.
Inter's Ivan Cordoba will be suspended if he receives a booking in this match.
Barry Ferguson is now record appearance maker for Rangers in the Champions League having played his 17th match against FC Porto in the most recent group game.
Stefan Klos is Rangers' most experienced player in the Champions League with 42 appearances.
Their second most experienced in the competition is also a goalkeeper, Ronald Waterreus.
Dado Prso has scored nine Champions League goals. Peter Lovenkrands, Steven Thompson, Sotiris Kyrgiakos and Ross McCormack are the only other current Rangers players with a goal in the competition.
Inter Milan's most experienced player in the Champions League is Portuguese international Luis Figo with 87 appearances.
Figo has played more Champions League matches than any other Portuguese player.
Internazionale's Santiago Solari became the third Argentine (after teammate Veron and Chelsea's Hernan Crespo) to reach 50 appearances in the Champions League in the first match against FC Porto.
The only other player in Inter's squad with more than 50 appearances is Juan Veron (57). He has played more Champions League matches than any other Argentine.
Ivan Cordoba's 31 appearances in the Champions League are the most by a Colombian.
Javier Zanetti is Inter's record appearance maker in the competition with 39 Champions league matches.
Adriano's hat-trick in the last group game made him the quickest player ever to reach 10 Champions League goals. He has only played 11 matches in the competition to reach this total.
Adriano's 10 goals also make him Inter's record Champions League goalscorer, breaking Crespo's record of nine in an Inter shirt.
The hat-trick against FC Artmedia Bratislava was Adriano's second in the competition which makes him one of only seven players to score two or more Champions League hat-tricks.
Other miscellaneous facts

Rangers drew 2-2 at home to Falkirk on Saturday. A Craig Ireland own goal and a penalty from Peter Lovenkrands gave Rangers a two goal lead but they later conceded two goals in two minutes.
Rangers have not won any of their last nine matches in all competitions, a club record.
Rangers are currently fifth in the SPL, 17 points behind leaders Celtic.
Internazionale won 1-0 at home to Ascoli on Saturday, with Adriano scoring the winner.
Inter are now in third place in Serie A, 10 points behind table toppers Juventus but only two points behind city rivals AC Milan.
The Italian club played 21 minutes of the match against FC Artmedia Bratislava with no European players on the field. This was a first in the Champions League.
Internazionale became only the fifth club to play 300 European matches when they played FC Artmedia Bratislava last time out.
If they win this match, Internazionale will have recorded 150 victories in European competition.
The other four are Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich.



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Feb 27, 2004
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far better game than the crappy boring one on itv

congrats to rangers :)


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The-Dogs-Nutts said:
yeah got to hold it up to them,

but will is save McLeish....?......

It was a good result for them and scottish football (Jammy foooooooooks) :Jester:

and i forgot to mention i lost a fiver on this game.......
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Nov 3, 2005
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I do think that there was a bit miss planning by STV and ITV4.

Both channels were showing the Rangers Game simultaneously but I do think the commentery on STV was better.

STV = Archie Macpherson and Andy Walker
ITV4 = Robbie Earle and Ned Boulting