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banner Thursday, 7 December, 2000, 17:06 GMT
Clockwatch: Kaiserslautern 3-0 Rangers

Action from the Fritz Walter Stadium in Germany where Kaiserslautern entertained Rangers in the third round of the Uefa Cup.


Full time: Kaiserslautern 3-0 Rangers

92 mins The Fritz Walter Stadium erupts on the referee's final whistle which brings down the curtain on Rangers' European campaign.

91 mins Djorkaeff dances through the Rangers defence but Klos again keeps the score down as he saves a weak effort with his legs.

90 mins The fourth official signals two minutes of injury time.

88 mins Basler replaces Hristov as Kaiserslautern make their third and final substitution.

87 mins Kaiserslautern almost score a fourth as they cut straight through the middle of the Rangers defence but Klos parries Koch's effort.

83 mins Koch comes quickly off his line and leaps to snatch the ball off the head of Dodds as the diminuitive Scottish international waits for the ball to come down.

78 mins Lokvenc gives Kaiserslautern a commanding lead after meeting a Grammozis cross from the left with a bullet header which leaves Klos with no chance.
Kaiserslautern 3-0 Rangers

77 mins Rangers make a last change and bring on Dodds for Tugay in their search for an elusive goal.

76 mins Konterman tries an ambitious effort from 30 yards which sails harmlessly wide of the goal.

74 mins McCann breaks on the cpounter-attack but Wallace is unable to meet his testing cross from the left.

71 mins The substitute almost makes a more positive contribution to the match but Amoruso charges down Marschall's effort from the edge of the area.

70 mins Marschall makes his presence felt immediately after fouling Konterman to earn a yellow card.

69 mins Kaiserslautern make their first change of the match as the opening goalscorer Klose makes way for Marschall.

67 mins Lokvenc glances on Djorkaeff's corner which Klos tips over the crossbar.

63 mins This time no flag comes to Rangers' rescue as Strasser sends Buck through on the counter-attack. Buck bears down on Klos before side-footing the ball beyond the goalkeeper and into the net.
Kaiserslautern 2-0 Rangers

62 mins Kaiserslautern almost work an opening on the edge of the area but a late flag saves the visitors.

59 mins On the counter-attack Kaiserslautern almost double their advantage but Grammozis' long range effort flies just wide of the Rangers goal.

57 mins Albertz looks to break down Kaiserslautern's disciplined defence but his long range effort rolls along the sodden turf to Koch.

55 mins The home crowd grow increasingly frustrated as Rangers maintain possession without really threatening the Kaiserslautern goal.

50 mins Hristov meets Djorkaeff's cross but his header sails over the crossbar.

Murat Yakin and Michael Mols
Mols twists and turns but can find no way past Yakin
49 mins Mols gets his first touch and threatens to twist and turn beyond his defender but undoes his hard work when he steps on the ball.

48 minsBuck and Hristov combine on the right flank but Numan shepherds the ball out of play.

46 mins In search of a goal Rangers make a double change taking off Ricksen and Miller for McCann and Mols.

Half-time: Kaiserslautern 1-0 Rangers

40 mins After looking so composed the visitors gift a golden opportunity to Lokvenc, but he fails to get sufficient purchase on his header after losing his marker, and his effort drifts by the Rangers goal.

39 mins Rangers begin to exert some authority on the match maintaining possession for long periods of play.

33 mins Rangers break from the halfway line but Tugay delays his pass to Miller a moment too long which gives Ramzy the chance to recover and half tackle the striker as he shoots for goal.

31 mins Klos denies Djorkaeff twice in quick succession. The German beats out the Frenchman's initial stinging volley before recovering himself to shepherd Djorkaeff's second effort around his right post.

28 mins Koch, the Kaiserslautern captain, receives the first caution of the match for a rash challenge on Miller.

27 mins Some of the crowd think Strasser scores Kaiserslautern's second but his glancing header from a left wing cross ripples the side netting instead of the back of the net.

26 mins Rangers again threaten Kaiserslautern but Koch meets a firm header from Albertz on his goal line.

25 mins After exerting pressure on the visitors Kaiserslautern find themselves pegged back, but as Rangers try to work an equaliser, the linesman's flag intervenes as Wallace is offside.

23 mins Djorkaeff's free-kick from the right flank breaks to Strasser outside the area but his effort, fired through a forest of players, goes wide.

22 mins Rangers clear the immediate danger but Kaiserslautern continue to probe for an opening before Buck's through ball rolls through to Klos.

21 mins Ricksen gets an important touch to a low Buck cross to concede the first corner of the match.

19 mins Wallace breaks at pace along the left flank and his whipped cross is worked to Miller who fires his effort from the edge of the area over the crossbar.

16 mins Albertz beats the offside trap and bears down on goal but Koch beats out the effort off his legs. Wallace goes down under a challenge in the subsequent frantic melee but the referee waves play on.

14 mins After a lengthy delay as the referee ensures that Rangers' defenders are 10 yards from the ball, the hosts hammer their effort into the wall before a second effort loops through to Klos.

13 mins Klos concedes an indirect free-kick inside his penalty area for time-wasting.

12 mins At the other end on the right hand side of the area Wallace stretches beyond his opposing defender and wraps his foot around the ball but the cross rolls tamely to Koch.

11 mins Buck swings in a cross from the left but Klos comfortably holds the ball.

7 mins Klose dances beyond a back-peddling Wilson on the left edge of the area before stepping inside the defender and hammering the ball into the roof of the net.
Kaiserslautern 1-0 Rangers

Slobodan Komljenovic
Komljenovic was an early casualty
5 mins The hosts get a first effort in on goal but Djorkaeff's long range effort fizzes past the Rangers goal post.

4 mins After a lengthy delay Kaiserslautern are forced into a change as Komljenovic goes off to be replaced by Strasser.

2 mins Miller opts for an early shot from long range but Kaiserslautern's goalkeeper Koch is equal to the challenge saving low at his post.

1 min Miller breaks down the left flank but is tackled by Koch as looks to centre the ball.

Kick-off 1500 Rangers set the ball rolling in heavy rain and gift possession to Kaiserslautern immediately.


Team news

Kaiserslautern welcome back French World Cup and Euro 2000 winner Youri Djorkaeff.

Rangers have to make do without Barry Ferguson who is suspended and opt for a Rod Wallace and Kenny Miller strike force.

Kaiserslautern: G. Koch, Yakin, Ramzy, Hristov, Grammozis, Lokvenc, Komljenovic, Djorkaeff, Buck, H. Koch, Klose.
Subs: Weidenfeller, Schjonberg, Marschall, Reich, Strasser, Adzic, Basler.

Rangers: Klos, Amoruso, Konterman, Wilson, Reyna, Ricksen, Tugay, Albertz, Numan, Miller, Wallace.
Subs: Christensen, Mols, de Boer, Dodds, McCann, Porrini, Vidmar.

Referee: K Fisker (Denmark).

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