Thursday Nights: Rangers 07/08

Who? – Glasgow Rangers Football Club

What? – Euro Cup 2007/08

Where? – Glasgow, Scotland and across Europe

When? – February 2007 – May 2008

How? – After reaching the Round of 16 of the Euro Cup in the previous season, Rangers once again found the Champions League group stage a task too far under new boss Walter Smith in 2007/08. Despite a fantastic start which included a memorable 3-0 away win at Lyon and holding Barcelona at home 0-0, three defeats from their last three group games meant a path into the Euro Cup once again. This time they managed to make it all the way to the final against Zenit St. Petersburg, coming up short 2-0. Below is their brilliant run to the final, defeating the likes of Fiorentina and Sporting Lisbon.

UEFA Champions League Group E: Rangers 3rd (7 points)

Euro Cup Round of 32 Leg 1: Rangers 0-0 Panathinaikos

Euro Cup Round of 32 Panathinaikos 1–1 Rangers (Novo 81′)

Euro Cup Round of 16 Leg 1: Rangers 2-0 Werder Bremen (Cousin 45′, Davis 48′)

Round of 16 Leg 2: Werder Bremen 1-0 Rangers

Euro Cup Quarter Final Leg 1: Rangers 0-0 Sporting Lisbon

Euro Cup Quarter Final Leg 2: Sporting Lisbon 0–2 Rangers (Darcheville 60′, Whittaker 90′)

Euro Cup Semi Final Leg 1: Rangers 0-0 Fiorentina

Euro Cup Semi Final Leg 2: Fiorentina 0–0 (2-4 pen.) Rangers

Euro Cup Final Rangers 0-2 Zenit St. Petersburg

Rangers Europa League Appearance Makers:

Allan McGregor, Neil Alexander

Carlos Cuéllar, David Weir, Alan Hutton, Saša Papac, Christian Dailly, Kirk Broadfoot, Steven Whittaker

Brahim Hemdani, Steven Davis, Barry Ferguson, Lee McCulloch, Kevin Thomson, Charlie Adam, Thomas Buffel, Chris Burke

Kris Boyd, Steven Naismith, Jean-Claude Darcheville, Nacho Novo, Daniel Cousin

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