WE look back at some of the standout moments from this day in Rangers’ glorious history.
1999 – Jorg Albertz was the hero for the Gers in a 1-0 win against Dutch side PSV in 1999. The German midfielder rattled home a trademark strike for the only goal of the game.
Michael Mols, who had taken some heavy stick all night, also played a massive part in the goal, bursting away from a desperate touch line challenge to surge through into the PSV box.
Mols’ shot cannoned off an Eindhoven leg and spun up into the path of Albertz whose lethal left boot did the rest.
1996 – The Gers defeated Celtic 2-0 at Ibrox in front of 51,000 fans with Richard Gough and Paul Gascoigne on the scoresheet.
Rangers got the opener six minutes into the second half when Gough rose to deliver a header high into the roof of the net from Albertz’s corner.
Seven minutes later Peter Grant thought he had equalised, getting onto a lay-off from Di Canio and watching his shot beat Goram but then strike the left-hand post before it tantalisingly ran along the line.
Hughes had a good chance for Celtic right at the end with 89th-minute header which hit the bar, but then Rangers went downfield to deliver Gascoigne’s fatal blow and seal the victory.
2006 – Rangers got the much-needed boost they needed as they secured their place in the Group Stage of the UEFA Cup with a relatively comfortable win over the Norwegians of Molde.
There was considerable pressure on Paul Le Guen and his team after consecutive away defeats in the SPL and a rather insipid first leg performance in Norway.
However, they got the job done with two very good goals scored by Thomas Buffel and skipper Barry Ferguson, who is undoubtedly getting back to the form everyone knows he is capable of.
1983 – On this day in 1983, the Light Blues secured their biggest ever European win with a 10-0 win over Valletta.