On This Day: Dec 6

From Rangers.co.uk:

WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.

In 2001, Rangers reigned in Paris with a sensational penalty shoot-out victory over PSG to storm into the fourth round of the UEFA Cup to the delight of the 10,000 supporters who sang their hearts out at the Parc des Princes.

On an unbelievable night Rangers progressed in Europe beyond Christmas for the first time in nine seasons when they won 4-3 on penalties after 210 minutes of football against the French side produced no goals.

Ronald de Boer should have won the game for them in extra-time but missed a penalty four minutes from the end and Rangers thought their chances had gone. However, the players dug deep to produce an absolutely crucial victory which will reshape the whole campaign.

In an amazing spot-kick competition, both Bert Konterman and Claudio Caniggia missed but Stefan Klos saved from Jay-Jay Okocha while Gabriel Heinze shot wide.

Then it went to sudden death and skipper Barry Ferguson bravely stood up to fire the ball into the net. The Ibrox bench waited nervously and then Mauricio Pochettino missed the target to spark massive celebrations on the field for the Ibrox men.

Full match report HERE Watch the penalties on RangersTV HERE

In 2003, Rangers defeated Dundee United 2-1 in a match that started off as a stroll, but ended in a bit of a struggle. Two goals up after 20 minutes and seemingly cruising, the Light Blues proceeded to then miss a penalty and allowed United to claw their way back into the match in which they had previously contributed next to nothing.

A fiery second half – with Billy Dodds reducing the deficit 10 minutes after the re-start – saw Rangers toil and some profligate finishing from the Light Blues had the home fans chewing their fingernails until ref John Underhill finally brought play to a close.

Full match report HERE

Rangers booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League in 2005 despite being fifth in the SPFL and enduring the worst winless sequence in the club’s history.

A battling draw with Inter Milan – Peter Lovenkrands equalising Adriano’s opener late in the first half – combined with a goalless draw in the other Group H match between Artmedia Bratislava and Porto was the perfect permutation to send Alex McLeish’s men through to take their place among the European elite.

Full match report HERE

On this day in 2008, Rangers defeated Hamilton 7-1 at Ibrox with Kenny Miller, Kyle Lafferty, Nacho Novo, Steve Davis on the scoresheet with Kris Boyd grabbing a hattrick.

Full match report HERE

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