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Rangers meet Sporting in Uefa Cup


Rangers will face Sporting Lisbon in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Cup.

Should Walter Smith's side progress at the expense of the Portuguese they would face PSV Eindhoven or Fiorentina for a place in the final.

The first leg of the quarter-final will take place at Ibrox on Thursday 3 April, with the return leg in Lisbon seven days later.

Rangers chief executive Martin Bain said: "We have nothing to fear and it's all about enjoying it."

The Ibrox club secured their place in the last eight after defeating German outfit Werder Bremen 2-1 on aggregate.

And Bain said Rangers were confident of going further in the tournament.


"Sporting are a club with a decent heritage and I'm sure Walter Smith will be taking them extremely seriously," he said.

"At this stage of the competition, all the teams are of a level, but we have had a good European campaign.

"We came up against the best team in the Champions League and narrowly missed out on qualification.

"Then we played the second-placed team in the Bundesliga and we managed to see them off."

Rangers were delighted to be competing for four trophies at this stage of the season, Bain added.

In the other quarter-final ties, Bayer Leverkusen take on FC Zenit St Petersburg, Bayern Munich face Getafe and Fiorentina versus PSV Eindhoven.

The semi-finals will take place on 24 April and 1 May, with the final scheduled for 14 May at the City of Manchester stadium.

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Euro draws as they happened
14 Mar 08 |  Europe

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