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Wednesday, October 20, 1999 Published at 21:26 GMT

Mols puts Rangers top

Amoruso celebrates his first Champions League goal

Rangers 4-1 PSV Eindhoven

Rangers thoroughly outclassed PSV Eindhoven, beating them 4-1 in a superb performance at Ibrox, with Dutchman Michael Mols scoring twice against his compatriots.

The BBC's Alaistair Alexander: "The margin could have been much wider"
The result is a huge boost to Rangers' Champions League campaign and moves them to the top of Group F with just two games to play.

They are one point clear of Valencia and Bayern Munich, who drew 1-1.

Rangers easily dominated PSV, who are unbeaten in their domestic league but are now bottom of Group F, and could have won by a greater margin.

Dick Advocaat's men made a tentative start but slowly began to open up the Dutch defence.

[ image: PSV have averaged five goals a game in Holland]
PSV have averaged five goals a game in Holland
The Scots spurned a hatful of early chances but skipper Lorenzo Amoruso gave Rangers an 18th minute lead when he rose to meet Giovanni van Bronckhorst's inswinging corner with a bullet header under the bar.

Rod Wallace missed three chances to increase the lead but Mols was not so wasteful when he rose at the far post to convert a superb Neil McCann cross from the left.

PSV were out of their depth but managed to pull a goal back on the stroke of half-time thanks to a debatable penalty awarded by referee Pierluigi Collina.

Ruud van Nistelrooy tumbled weakly under a challenge from Craig Moore and the home fans were astonished when Collina pointed to the spot.

Nistelrooy converted to briefly give PSV hope but McCann, chosen ahead of former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis, capped a fine performance when he stabbed home Rangers' third - although possibly from an offside position.

Mols made the game safe for Rangers minutes from time. He latched onto a long ball from Porrini and shrugged off the challenge of Jan Heintze before thumping a shot beyond keeper Ivica Kralj.

That strike means, apart from being top of the group, Rangers also now have the healthiest goal difference.


Rangers: Klos, Porrini, Moore, Amoruso, Ferguson, Van Bronckhorst, Mols, Wallace, Vidmar, McCann, McInnes. Subs: Charbonnier, Kanchelskis, Albertz, Amato, Adamczuk, Wilson, Johansson.

PSV: Kralj, Faber, Heintze, Van Bommel, Khokhlov, Van Nistelrooy, Nilis, Vogel, Nikiforov, Stinga, Wielaert. Subs: Lodewijks, Dirkx, Bruggink, Kolkka, Van Der Doelen, Addo, Rommedahl.

Referee: Perluigi Collina (Italy)

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