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Photos of the Uefa Cup final build-up

Thousands of Rangers fans have descended on Manchester for Wednesday's Uefa Cup final at the City of Manchester Stadium

Thousands of Rangers fans have descended on Manchester for Wednesday's Uefa Cup final at the City of Manchester Stadium

Rangers are aiming to win the second of a possible four trophies this season, with the SPL and Scottish Cup still in their sights

Rangers are aiming to win the second of a possible four trophies this season, with the SPL and Scottish Cup still in their sights

Around 120,000 Gers fans are expected to arrive in Manchester ahead of the game and they are making their presence felt

Around 120,000 Gers fans are expected to arrive in Manchester ahead of the game and they are making their presence felt

Most fans will be without a ticket - the club got an allocation of 13,000 and the stadium has a capacity of 44,000

Most fans will be without a ticket - the club got an allocation of 13,000 and the stadium has a capacity of 44,000

Some Rangers fans camped overnight at Burnage Rugby Club because most hotels in Manchester are booked up

Some Rangers fans camped overnight at Burnage Rugby Club because most hotels in Manchester are booked up

The game is Rangers' first European final since they beat Dynamo Moscow to win the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup

The game is Rangers' first European final since they beat Dynamo Moscow to win the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup

There is a party atmosphere in the centre of Manchester where many Gers fans have gathered

There is a party atmosphere in the centre of Manchester where many Gers fans have gathered

Zenit boss Dick Advocaat is aiming to stop Gers manager Walter Smith getting his hands on the Uefa Cup trophy

Zenit St Petersburg boss Dick Advocaat is aiming to stop Gers manager Walter Smith getting his hands on the Uefa Cup

There are a few thousand Zenit fans in the city too but they are vastly outnumbered by their Rangers counterparts

There are a few thousand Zenit fans in the city too but they are vastly outnumbered by their Rangers counterparts

Those fans lucky enough to have tickets will arrive at the City of Manchester Stadium in time for kick-off at 1945 BST

Those fans lucky enough to have tickets will arrive at the City of Manchester Stadium in time for kick-off at 1945 BST

By lunchtime Rangers fans overtake Piccadilly Gardens with more arriving from Piccadilly Station (top left)

By lunchtime Rangers fans overtake Piccadilly Gardens with more arriving from Piccadilly Station

The Albert Square fanzone is full to bursting

The Albert Square fanzone is full to bursting as tens of thousands of Rangers fans spill into the city centre with kick-off fast approaching

Rangers fans somehow manage to drape a huge Union Flag from a city centre construction

Rangers fans somehow manage to drape a huge Union Flag from a city centre construction site near Piccadilly Gardens

A statue of Prince Albert is draped in Rangers colours

A statue of Prince Albert is draped in Rangers colours as thousands of Scottish fans turn the centre of Manchester blue

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see also
Uefa Cup final tactics
14 May 08 |  Europe
Rangers convoy hits road to final
13 May 08 |  Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West
Rangers player profiles
13 May 08 |  Rangers
Racism warning for Zenit support
12 May 08 |  Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West
Advocaat's Rangers legacy
13 May 08 |  Rangers
Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 Rangers
14 May 08 |  Europe
Hateley backing Smith's approach
12 May 08 |  Rangers


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