WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers Football Club.
1995 – A Gordon Durie goal on 68 minutes was enough to hand Rangers a wafer-thin lead to take to the second leg of this Champions League qualifier with Anorthosis Famagusta.
In the end, Walter Smith’s side held-on for a 0-0 draw in Cyprus to make the group stages.
2000 – Jorg Albertz, Rod Wallace and Lorenzo Amoruso are on-target for Rangers in a 3-0 win over Danish champions Herfolge to qualify to the Champions League. Following on from an away 3-0 success, the Light Blues sealed the deal in front of 34,000 fans at Ibrox.
2003 – Rangers hoisted a special flag marking their 50th League Championship success – and then got on with the job of dispatching Kilmarnock 4-0. Peter Lovenkrands opened the scoring before Michael Mols added another and Mikel Arteta picked up where he left off at the end of the previous season – scoring a penalty to make it 3-0 by half time.
The Spaniard netted a fine strike in the second half to get the new season off to the perfect start for Alex McLeish’s side.
2005 – Rangers are again in action against Famagusta, and they return from Cyprus with an excellent 2-1 lead from the first leg. Nacho Novo and Fernando Ricksen had McLeish’s men in dreamland before Nikolaos Frousos hit back to give the home side hope.
A 2-0 second leg win with goals from Thomas Buffel and Dado Prso sent the Gers on a superb Champions LEague run all the way to the last 16.
2008 – Rangers bounced back from their shock Champions League exit to FBK Kaunas to, albeit unconvincingly, defeat Falkirk on the opening day of the SPL season.
Andruis Velicka struck the only goal of the game on 64 minutes to see off the Bairns who had earlier seen a Michael Higdon penalty saved by Allan McGregor.