Whether the opposition underestimated Rangers because of their poor form in Scotland, or whether the players saw Europe as a way to forget their domestic blues, the Cup-Winners' Cup matches saw a different Rangers take to the park. Waddell argued that the police had over-reacted, that the fans were drunk but not intent on violence, and that recent European finals had witnessed rejoicing Celtic, Bayern Munich and Ajax fans running on to the park and those occasions had been deemed acceptable. Rangers were handed a two-year ban by UEFA for their fans' poor behaviour. Rangers won the Cup-Winners' Cup in season 1971/72 for a number of reasons. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. He tracked down UEFA official Senor Ranirez of the Spanish FA and pointed out in the rule book the section on away goals. At 5-5 on aggregate, the game went into extra time. Six years later, and just a week after Celtic winning the European Cup in Lisbon, Rangers faced up to Bayern Munich in the final in Nuremberg, in what could almost be described as a home tie for the Germans. At Ibrox, 80,000 supporters cheered a first-minute long-range strike by Sandy Jardine. Overview. 'Pair of short pants from a Texas Rangers baseball uniform worn by Charley Pride. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. • Next working day dispatch. But Waddell had played the Italians at their own game. Canvas Size: 20" x 16" 30" x 20" • Next working day dispatch. It was a terrific final under the new floodlights of the Camp Nou for the attacking football that was played, though the numerous invasions by drunk, exuberant Rangers fans and the subsequent heavy handedness of the Spanish police marred Rangers' greatest moment. In contrast, Moscow Dynamo were backed by around 400 fans. Highlights of the match can be viewed in this article. Check out In Barcelona In 1972 by Rangers FanChants on Amazon Music. Six of the Bayern team were to feature in West Germany's 3-1 victory at Wembley shortly after the Cup Winners' Cup ties – goalkeeper Sepp Maier, defenders Franz Beckenbauer, Paul Breitner and George Schwarzenbeck, and strikers Uli Hoeness and Gerd Muller. Domestically, the Light Blues had had an abysmal start to their season, losing four of their first five league games, going down twice to Celtic in their League Cup section, and later, in the Scottish Cup, being defeated by Hibs in the semis. Willie Henderson scored for Rangers in extra time, but the Portuguese, with just six minutes left, scored to make it 4-3 on the night, 6-6 on aggregate. Instead this beautiful poster was on display on walls around the City of Barcelona. Rangers eased to a 2-0 win over 10-man Hamilton on Saturday, recording a sixth consecutive clean sheet in the Scottish Premiership to equal a 114-year-old record.... more » 28.08.2020 20:14 Barcelona itself had seen an invasion of Rangers fans: 110 charter flights, 203 buses and many more travelling independently brought the Rangers support to around 16,000. Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. Rangers' trip to Lisbon was horrendous. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. It was the Light Blues' 14th campaign in European football, stretching back to a European Cup match against Nice at Ibrox on 24 October 1956. Main Stand - Water Colour - NEW for 2020!

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Additional taxes may apply. In the next round, Rangers played their first leg against Sporting Lisbon at Ibrox, thrilling the fans with a terrific first-half display which saw them lead 3-0. Willie Waddell varied his team's system considerably, depending on players available to him and on what he had seen on his spying trips abroad. Dave Smith had a fabulous match, rarely losing possession. It was the first time Rangers had beaten Italian opposition over two legs. The Portuguese, though, scored twice in the second 45 to make the return leg a nail-biting prospect for Rangers.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Rangers' semi-final pairing with Bayern Munich was as tough as it could get. The Russians stayed at a hotel in a noisy part of town and became something of a tourist attraction; meanwhile Waddell had his men in a quiet hotel 15 miles from the stadium. Captain John Greig has spoken of his team's will to win, especially for the long-suffering Rangers fans who had stuck by the team “in the dark seasons without success”. As victory became tantalising close, Smith had to boot the ball off the line and then Jardine almost scored an own goal. • Fade resistant.

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Rangers Fans Anthology I (Real Grfc Fans Football Songs) 2nd Edition, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Greig was captain when Rangers won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1972 beating Dynamo Moscow 3–2 in Barcelona. Rangers won the Cup-Winners' Cup in season '71/'72 for a number of reasons. In his first European game, Parlane scored the decisive second goal to put arguably West Germany's greatest ever club side out of the competition. ... but people forget the Rangers fans …
With a minute remaining, thousands of fans invaded the pitch thinking the match was over. Jubilant Rangers fans ran on to the pitch once again, and there began an awful battle between baton-wielding Spanish police, who until that point had seemed relatively unperturbed by the fans' antics, and Rangers fans. Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Mathieson, Greig, Johnstone, Smith, McLean, Conn, Stein, MacDonald, Johnston, Moscow Dynamo: Pilgui, Basalaycev, Dolmatov, Zykov, Dolbonosov (Gerschkovich), Zukov, Baidazhnyi, Jakobik (Eschtrekov), Sabo, Mahovikov, Evriuschkin, Rangers 3 (Johnston 2, Stein) Moscow Dynamo 2 (Eschtrekov, Mahovikov), [Article Reproduced from the BBC's 'A Sporting Nation' Website], Sign up via our free email subscription service to receive the latest Gersnet site news. Captain John Greig was awarded the trophy in a room rather than on the park. His first was a great header from a perfect Smith pass six minutes before half-time; his second at the start of the second half a low, hard shot which he dispatched after latching on to an enormous Peter McCloy punt. Eventually the final whistle sounded and Rangers' European dream had come true. However, Willie Waddell was insistent that the penalty shoot-out should never have taken place. A strike by airport baggage handlers in London meant it took a day and a half for the team to reach their destination.

Torino did manage to break Rangers down, but just once and so the tie was level going back to Ibrox. With Greig driving the team on, Colin Jackson and Derek Johnstone defending with vigour, and Dave Smith, Scotland's Player of the Year that season, having returned in September 1971 from two broken legs in the space of a year, displaying composure and superb distribution of the ball, the elements for victory were there. Highlights of the match can be viewed in this article. With John Greig out injured, Waddell had drafted young Derek Parlane into the midfield to mark Franz Roth. 2020 Christmas Cards - Mixed Pack - VERY Limited Availability! 1972 Cup Winners Cup Final (Barcelona) Unusually for a major final, there was no programme printed for this match. In the first round Rangers were drawn with Rennes. The Rennes manager was not impressed at all, describing Rangers' play as “anti-football”. Secondly, Rangers seemed able to raise their game for the European matches that season. Rangers were being put through the wringer and their ecstatic fans could barely handle it!

Willie Johnston scored twice to add to the opener from Colin Stein. Rangers had beaten the holders Borussia Dortmund on the way to Nuremberg, but they met their match against Bayern, who won the game 1-0 after extra-time. Eschtrekov, who had only been on the pitch for two minutes, pulled one back to give the Muscovites hope. It was the Light Blues' 14th campaign in European football, stretching back to a European Cup match against Nice at Ibrox on 24 October 1956.
By the time of the return leg, Rennes were lying second in the French league.