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Last Updated: Friday April 25 2008 05:55 GMT

Rangers hold Fiorentina to draw

Fiorentina's Italian forward Giampaolo Pazzini is blocked by Rangers' Spanish defender Carlos Cuellar

Rangers fought out a 0-0 draw with Fiorentina in a tense first leg of the Uefa Cup semi-final.

The visitors became the seventh European team in a row to fail to win at Ibrox, despite the home side fielding a depleted team due to injury.

Fiorentina had most of the possession, but struggled to make clear chances as Rangers held strong.

The second leg is next Thursday in Florence, which Rangers must win to reach the final in Manchester.