WE look at some of the memorable moments that have happened on this day in the remarkable history of Rangers.
Today we remember a tense encounter against Motherwell, a Euro win against Austrians Sturm Graz and a dominant win over Dumbarton from 1973.
In 2009, it was Allan McGregor’s sensational penalty save against Motherwell that rescued a hard fought point for ten man Rangers at Fir Park.
A moment of madness from Madjid Bougherra saw the Algerian red carded for two bookings in the aftermath to the 85th minute spot kick award. But McGregor refused to lose his focus and threw himself to his left to claw Jim O’Brien’s penalty away and keep the game goalless.
Bougherra had conceded the spot kick when Lukas Jutkiewicz went down under the close attention of the former Charlton defender and his protestations to ref Dougie McDonald saw him booked twice in less than a minute.
It was an excellent start to the season’s Champions League campaign in 2000 with a 5:0 win over Sturm Graz at Ibrox. Rangers went three goals up within the first 28 minutes through the returning Michael Mols, Ronald De Boer and Jorg Albertz.
With that lead secured, the team took the foot off the gas a little and it wasn’t until the 71st minute that the lead was stretched by Van Bronckhorst and then Dodds in the 85th minute.
With his tongue firmly in his cheek, legendary manager Jock Wallace commented “That’s the way they’re supposed to play! That’s what they’re paid for, isn’t it?” after his team had beaten Dumbarton 6:0 on this day in 1973.
Rangers put in a commanding performance in the League Cup encounter at Ibrox in front of 25,000 fans. The goals came through a double from Quinton Young, a penalty from John Greig and a hat-trick from Derek Parlane.