Saturday, October 20, 2007


THE NEWS: DaMarcus Beasley gets his first minutes in an Old Firm as Rangers cruise past city rivals Celtic with a 3-0 win to pull level on points at the top of the SPL table.

OF NOTE: Following the USA's 1-0 midweek win against Switzerland, Beasley entered in the 75th minute as Rangers shutout Celtic in the first of three scheduled meetings between the Scottish superpowers this season. Nacho Novo scored a pair of goals sandwiching a finish by team captain Barry Ferguson. Over 50,000 fans packed Ibrox Stadium to witness one of the greatest rivalries in sport.

UP NEXT: Rangers face their biggest test in nearly 20 years when they welcome mighty FC Barcelona to Glasgow on Oct. 23 for their first meeting in this year's Champions League group phase.

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