Rangers   1 - 1   NK Maribor (agg 2 - 3)

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Rangers players Rangers had a frustrating night in front of goal

Rangers exited the Europa League as Maribor claimed an aggregate victory to progress to the group stages.

Nikica Jelavic, Maurice Edu and Kyle Lafferty all missed chances as the home side tried to level the tie.

But it was Maribor who got the breakthrough on the night when Dalibor Volas slotted past Allan McGregor to cancel out Rangers' away goal.

Carlos Bocanegra fired Rangers level on the night but they could not find the goal that would have forced extra-time.

The result contributed to a hugely disappointing night for Scottish clubs with Celtic and Hearts also going out of European competition.

Rangers had two early penalty claims turned down by referee Aleksandar Stavrev, with Juanma Ortiz and Dorin Goian going to ground in the Maribor box.

Dalibor Volas celebrates scoring for Maribor against Rangers Volas's second-half goal gave Rangers a mountain to climb

The home side kept up the pressure and Jelavic headed just wide before Edu nodded straight into the arms of Jasmin Handovic.

Jelavic and Lafferty combined to put the latter through on goal but Handovic made a brave save before his defence mopped up.

Lafferty and Goian flashed shots wide of Handovic's goal and the concession of numerous free-kicks added to the home crowd's frustration.

Rangers were forced into a change when Lee Wallace limped off to be replaced by Ross Perry and Jelavic headed into Handovic's grasp as half-time approached.

But the hosts had one last opening before the interval when Lafferty got the break of the ball to go through but Handovic again foiled the Scottish champions.

Steven Davis played an excellent one-two with Kirk Broadfoot to find space inside the Maribor box but the midfielder elected to pass instead of shooting and the chance was quickly gone.

And Maribor punished Rangers' profligacy as a neat passing move led to Dejan Mezga playing in Volas on the edge of the box and the striker finished well from the edge of the box on 55 minutes.

Bocanegra swivelled on the ground to convert Jelavic's knock-down from a corner to finally register for Rangers 20 minutes later.

That gave the Ibrox side more impetus and Wylde drew a save from Handovic before substitute David Healy was denied at point-blank range by the keeper.

Lafferty's header was cleared off the line and some more last-gasp defending and interventions by Handovic maintained Maribor's aggregate lead to ensure a miserable night for the Scottish side.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Rangers 1-1 NK Maribor FT
(HT 0-0)(agg 2-3)
  • Bocanegra 75
  • Volas 55

Rangers

  • 01 McGregor
  • 02 Goian
  • 04 Broadfoot yellow card
  • 12 Wallace (Perry 39)
  • 17 Ortiz yellow card (Healy 67 yellow card)
  • 18 Bocanegra
  • 27 Wylde
  • 07 Edu
  • 08 Davis
  • 09 Jelavic
  • 11 Lafferty yellow card

Substitutes

  • 25 Alexander,
  • 32 Perry,
  • 33 Bendiksen,
  • 10 Fleck,
  • 15 Healy,
  • 28 Kerkar,
  • 35 Hutton

NK Maribor

  • 33 J Handanovic yellow card
  • 22 Potokar (Milec 82)
  • 26 Rajcevic
  • 44 Arghus yellow card
  • 05 Filipovic
  • 08 Mezga (Cvijanovic 76)
  • 28 Viler yellow card
  • 70 Mertelj
  • 10 Agim Ibraimi yellow card
  • 17 Volas
  • 32 Beric (Tavares 86)

Substitutes

  • 13 Radan,
  • 24 Trajkovski,
  • 36 Majer,
  • 06 Milec,
  • 20 Cvijanovic,
  • 90 Gabriel,
  • 09 Tavares
Ref: StavrevAtt: 32,223
RANGERS
NK MARIBOR

Possession

  • Rangers 53%
  • NK Maribor 47%

Attempts on target

  • Rangers 17
  • NK Maribor 3

Attempts off target

  • Rangers 7
  • NK Maribor 3

Corners

  • Rangers 16
  • NK Maribor 2

Fouls

  • Rangers 24
  • NK Maribor 16
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:21 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+4:23 Unfair challenge on Soares Arghus by Dorin Goian results in a free kick. Ales Mertelj restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+3:04 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Steven Davis.
  • 90:00+2:45 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde played to the near post, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 90:00+2:39 The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde, Mitja Viler makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:10 The ball is crossed by Maurice Edu.
  • 90:00+1:48 The ball is sent over by David Healy, blocked by Ales Mertelj.
  • 90:00+1:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Perry by Dalibor Volas. Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
  • 90:00+1:00 Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Dorin Goian misses to the left of the goal.
  • 90:00+0:53 The ball is crossed by Carlos Bocanegra.
  • 90:00+0:02 Agim Ibraimi delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Allan McGregor.
  • 90:00+0:02 Booking Booking for Mitja Viler for time wasting.
  • 89:44 Maurice Edu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mitja Viler.
  • 89:17 Booking Jasmin Handanovic receives a caution.
  • 88:15 Direct free kick taken by Mitja Viler.
  • 88:15 Booking The referee books Kirk Broadfoot for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:05 Kirk Broadfoot gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Agim Ibraimi.
  • 87:15 Foul by David Healy on Goran Cvijanovic, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 86:17 Unfair challenge on Ross Perry by Dalibor Volas results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ross Perry.
  • 86:07 The ball is swung over by Kyle Lafferty, Soares Arghus makes a clearance.
  • 85:01 Jasmin Handanovic takes the free kick.
  • 85:01 Substitution Marcos Tavares replaces Robert Beric.
  • 85:01 Booking Booking for Kyle Lafferty for unsporting behaviour.
  • 84:47 Unfair challenge on Soares Arghus by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick.
  • 84:40 Gregg Wylde produces a cross, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 84:20 Goran Cvijanovic challenges Gregg Wylde unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Maurice Edu.
  • 83:25 A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde.
  • 82:41 Kirk Broadfoot sends in a cross, clearance made by Goran Cvijanovic.
  • 79:33 Free kick taken by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 79:33 Substitution Martin Milec is brought on as a substitute for Nejc Potokar.
  • 79:33 Booking David Healy goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:29 David Healy challenges Nejc Potokar unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 78:11 Corner taken by Gregg Wylde, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Dorin Goian misses to the left of the goal.
  • 78:06 The ball is delivered by David Healy, Mitja Viler gets a block in.
  • 77:46 David Healy takes a shot. Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 76:27 Unfair challenge on Dorin Goian by Dalibor Volas results in a free kick. Allan McGregor takes the direct free kick.
  • 76:12 The ball is sent over by Kyle Lafferty, Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 76:01 Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 75:25 Substitution Goran Cvijanovic comes on in place of Dejan Mezga.
  • 74:32 Assist by Nikica Jelavic.
  • 74:32 GOAL - Carlos BocanegraRangers 1 - 1 NK Maribor Carlos Bocanegra fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Rangers 1 (2)-(3) 1 Maribor.
  • 74:13 Corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde,
  • 74:04 Ross Perry takes a shot. Agim Ibraimi gets a block in.
  • 73:54 Gregg Wylde decides to take a short corner.
  • 73:48 The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 73:04 Centre by Gregg Wylde, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 72:54 The ball is sent over by Gregg Wylde, Nejc Potokar gets a block in.
  • 72:45 Steven Davis crosses the ball, clearance by Soares Arghus.
  • 72:35 Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by Soares Arghus.
  • 71:35 Gregg Wylde produces a cross, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 69:40 Carlos Bocanegra sends in a cross, Nejc Potokar gets a block in.
  • 69:08 Gregg Wylde takes a shot. Save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 68:52 Corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 68:40 Gregg Wylde crosses the ball.
  • 67:25 The ball is crossed by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance by Nejc Potokar.
  • 66:40 Substitution David Healy is brought on as a substitute for Palazon Juanma Ortiz.
  • 66:28 Palazon Juanma Ortiz crosses the ball.
  • 65:54 The referee penalises Robert Beric for handball. Ross Perry restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mitja Viler on Palazon Juanma Ortiz. Kirk Broadfoot delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
  • 64:19 Kirk Broadfoot delivers the ball, clearance by Soares Arghus.
  • 63:51 Steven Davis crosses the ball in from the free kick, Ales Mertelj makes a clearance.
  • 63:51 Booking Booking for Agim Ibraimi for unsporting behaviour.
  • 63:50 Carlos Bocanegra fouled by Agim Ibraimi, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 63:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis from the left by-line, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 63:01 Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 62:52 The ball is delivered by Palazon Juanma Ortiz, Aleksander Rajcevic manages to make a clearance.
  • 62:38 Carlos Bocanegra crosses the ball.
  • 62:03 Gregg Wylde takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Dejan Mezga.
  • 61:57 The ball is crossed by Gregg Wylde, Soares Arghus makes a clearance.
  • 61:26 The ball is delivered by Carlos Bocanegra, Soares Arghus makes a clearance.
  • 60:42 Kyle Lafferty delivers the ball, clearance made by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 58:45 Dejan Mezga produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 58:21 The ball is sent over by Palazon Juanma Ortiz, save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 58:03 Carlos Bocanegra sends in a cross, clearance made by Zeljko Filipovic.
  • 57:49 Gregg Wylde produces a cross, Nejc Potokar gets a block in.
  • 57:21 Ales Mertelj fouled by Maurice Edu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Zeljko Filipovic.
  • 55:49 The ball is delivered by Gregg Wylde, Dorin Goian produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 54:45 Assist on the goal came from Dejan Mezga.
  • 54:45 GOAL - Dalibor VolasRangers 0 - 1 NK Maribor Dalibor Volas grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Rangers 0 (1)-(3) 1 Maribor.
  • 54:16 Kirk Broadfoot concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Beric. Zeljko Filipovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:45 The ball is swung over by Maurice Edu.
  • Correction - 52:15 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Nejc Potokar.
  • 52:15 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 50:59 Agim Ibraimi takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kyle Lafferty.
  • 49:48 Dejan Mezga fouled by Ross Perry, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mitja Viler.
  • 49:31 Corner taken by Gregg Wylde played to the near post, clearance made by Zeljko Filipovic.
  • 49:12 Kirk Broadfoot crosses the ball, Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Blocked by Soares Arghus.
  • 46:51 The ball is swung over by Gregg Wylde, free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Soares Arghus. Jasmin Handanovic takes the free kick.
  • 45:55 Nejc Potokar crosses the ball, Allan McGregor makes a save.
  • 45:19 Unfair challenge on Agim Ibraimi by Kirk Broadfoot results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mitja Viler.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:33 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+0:58 Dejan Mezga delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra.
  • 45:00+0:58 Booking The referee books Palazon Juanma Ortiz for unsporting behaviour.
  • 45:00+0:53 Palazon Juanma Ortiz challenges Dalibor Volas unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 45:00+0:30 Foul by Carlos Bocanegra on Robert Beric, free kick awarded. Agim Ibraimi delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Ross Perry manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:39 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 44:04 Unfair challenge on Gregg Wylde by Ales Mertelj results in a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the free kick.
  • 42:07 Gregg Wylde sends in a cross, Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 42:07 Booking The referee cautions Soares Arghus for unsporting behaviour.
  • 42:03 Nikica Jelavic fouled by Soares Arghus, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 39:46 Kirk Broadfoot produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 39:35 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Nikica Jelavic gets a block in.
  • 38:49 Substitution Ross Perry comes on in place of Lee Wallace.
  • 37:05 Ales Mertelj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis. Steven Davis takes the free kick.
  • 36:11 Dorin Goian gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dalibor Volas. Dejan Mezga delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Dorin Goian manages to make a clearance.
  • 35:49 Unfair challenge on Agim Ibraimi by Kirk Broadfoot results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mitja Viler.
  • 34:43 Palazon Juanma Ortiz challenges Agim Ibraimi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Soares Arghus takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:33 A cross is delivered by Kirk Broadfoot, Ales Mertelj manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:40 Shot from a long way out by Dorin Goian goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 33:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Zeljko Filipovic on Maurice Edu. Gregg Wylde takes the direct free kick.
  • 33:06 The ball is crossed by Kirk Broadfoot, clearance made by Nejc Potokar.
  • 31:16 Effort from outside the box by Kyle Lafferty goes wide right of the target.
  • 30:31 A cross is delivered by Agim Ibraimi, clearance by Carlos Bocanegra.
  • 30:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Palazon Juanma Ortiz on Mitja Viler. Mitja Viler restarts play with the free kick.
  • 29:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Mitja Viler. Jasmin Handanovic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:43 Dejan Mezga is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra takes the direct free kick.
  • 28:01 Unfair challenge on Zeljko Filipovic by Kyle Lafferty results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 27:05 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gregg Wylde played to the near post, free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Bocanegra on Jasmin Handanovic. Jasmin Handanovic takes the free kick.
  • 26:54 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 25:58 Robert Beric is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Allan McGregor.
  • 25:42 The ball is delivered by Nejc Potokar.
  • 25:22 Palazon Juanma Ortiz challenges Agim Ibraimi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Agim Ibraimi restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:37 Kyle Lafferty takes a shot. Soares Arghus gets a block in.
  • 24:31 Steven Davis delivers the ball.
  • 24:07 The ball is swung over by Maurice Edu, Aleksander Rajcevic manages to make a clearance.
  • 23:49 Dalibor Volas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Davis. Steven Davis restarts play with the free kick.
  • 20:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jasmin Handanovic by Nikica Jelavic. Free kick taken by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 20:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Wallace by Ales Mertelj. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steven Davis, save by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 19:26 Centre by Gregg Wylde, Maurice Edu takes a shot. Jasmin Handanovic makes a comfortable save.
  • 17:35 Steven Davis takes a inswinging corner.
  • 17:27 The ball is crossed by Carlos Bocanegra.
  • 15:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dalibor Volas by Dorin Goian. Agim Ibraimi has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 14:16 Foul by Soares Arghus on Nikica Jelavic, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Gregg Wylde, save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 13:19 Lee Wallace fouled by Robert Beric, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Bocanegra restarts play with the free kick.
  • 12:21 Effort from just outside the box by Agim Ibraimi goes over the bar.
  • 10:49 A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde, clearance by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 10:23 Agim Ibraimi concedes a free kick for a foul on Palazon Juanma Ortiz. Palazon Juanma Ortiz restarts play with the free kick.
  • 8:58 Gregg Wylde takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Nikica Jelavic misses to the left of the goal.
  • 8:48 Steven Davis takes a shot. Blocked by Soares Arghus.
  • 8:02 A cross is delivered by Mitja Viler, Dejan Mezga takes a shot. Save by Allan McGregor.
  • 7:23 Corner taken by Steven Davis, clearance made by Zeljko Filipovic.
  • 7:04 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Davis, save made by Jasmin Handanovic.
  • 6:58 Gregg Wylde crosses the ball, Nejc Potokar gets a block in.
  • 6:43 The referee blows for offside against Robert Beric. Maurice Edu takes the free kick.
  • 6:29 A cross is delivered by Gregg Wylde, Jasmin Handanovic makes a save.
  • 4:57 Unfair challenge on Lee Wallace by Robert Beric results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Wallace.
  • 4:37 Nikica Jelavic has an effort at goal. Blocked by Aleksander Rajcevic.
  • 4:25 Gregg Wylde delivers the ball, clearance made by Zeljko Filipovic.
  • 3:20 Outswinging corner taken by Agim Ibraimi from the left by-line played to the near post, Kyle Lafferty makes a clearance.
  • 3:15 Agim Ibraimi delivers the ball, clearance by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 1:47 Zeljko Filipovic takes a shot. Save made by Allan McGregor.
  • 0:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dejan Mezga by Maurice Edu. Ales Mertelj restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:28 The referee penalises Robert Beric for handball. Allan McGregor takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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