Rangers 3
Dundee 0
League (Premier League)


Rangers 

3 - 0

Dundee


League (Premier League)
Saturday, August 10th, 2002
Ibrox Park
Attendance: 47,044
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Ronald De Boer (11)
Shota Arveladze (66)
Lovenkrands (88)
None.

Team Managers
Dick Advocaat Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
1. Stefan Klos
2. Fernando Ricksen
3. Craig Moore
4. Lorenzo Amoruso
5. Arthur Numan
17. Kevin Muscat
6. Barry Ferguson
14. Ronald de Boer
23. Mikel Arteta
9. Tore André Flo
7. Shota Arveladze
Julian Speroni .12
Lee Wilkie .6
David Mackay .3
Barry Smith .2
Lee Mair .19
Jonay Hernández .16
Gavin Rae .8
Giorgi Nemsadze .10
Nacho Novo .17
Steven Milne .15
Juan Sara .9

Bench
22. Allan McGregor
26. Peter Løvenkrands
22. Allan McGregor
15. Bert Konterman
21. Maurice Ross
7. Claudio Caniggia
Jamie Langfield .1
Marcello Marrocco
Steven Robb .21
Gavin Beith .14
Fabian Caballero .7

Substitutions
Peter Løvenkrands for Ronald de Boer (77) Fabian Caballero for Nacho Novo (71)
Steven Robb for Lee Mair (71)

Cautions
Craig Moore (62)
Mikel Arteta (70)
Lee Mair (49)
Steven Milne (51)
Gavin Rae (52)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Alan Freeland (Referee)



Match Report


The 700 travelling Dundee fans sat in a less than quarter full stadium for an hour waiting for the first away game of the season to start, after the failure of Rangers computerised turnstile system. With thousands of home supporters locked out, the kick off was delayed for forty-five minutes to allow them entry to the stadium.

Jim Duffy had called in Steven Milne in place of Fabian Caballero, but the formation appeared more 4-5-1 then 4-3-3 with Novo wide on the right and Milne on the left. It was soon apparent that the wide players would get up to support Sara at every opportunity but these were rare as Spaniard Arteta impressively dominated the middle of the park.

Dundee fell behind to an 11th minute goal from Ronald De Boer with the Dutchman rising at the front post to head Mikel Arteta's corner through a crowd of players and past Julian Speroni. The home side extended their lead in 66 minutes, Flo doing well to play in Arveladze who had space and time to pick his spot, and the scoring was rounded off two minutes from time as substitute Lovenkrands raced clear to net.

While Rangers deserved the points, the margin of victory flattered them against a Dundee side who got forward whenever possible and had several opportunities of their own.

Most notably in 20 minutes when after destroying the Rangers defence with an exhilarating run Nacho Novo spurned the easiest of chances, he had support from Juan Sara and only the keeper to beat, but elected to attempt a lob which never looked like finding the target. The Spaniard's pace troubled Rangers on several occasions in the first period but he faded after the interval.

Match report written by Dundee Matchday Programme



Squad Statistics (as at August 10th, 2002)


2002-03 All Time
Age
Julian Speroni (GK)23 2 - 23 -
Barry Smith28 2 - 2691
David Mackay21 2 - 201
Lee Wilkie22 2 - 501
Jonay Hernández23 2 - 2 -
Lee Mair21 2 - 2 -
Gavin Rae24 2 - 18618
Giorgi Nemsadze30 2 - 543
Steven Milne22 1 - 6311
Nacho Novo23 2 - 2 -
Juan Sara25 2 - 7230
Steven Robb (sub)20 1 - 2 -
Fabian Caballero (sub)24 215817






League Table (as at August 10th, 2002)


No league table has been added for this season.