Wednesday, November 28, 2007


The News: Beasley was injured during Rangers' 3-2 loss to Stuttgart last night in the Champions League. The winger was removed from the game in the 47th minute after a collision with Stuttgart's goalkeeper. The extent of his injury is currently unknown, though knee ligament damage is the projected diagnosis. We'll be sure to report on more news when it becomes available.

Of Note: The loss leaves Rangers on seven points, though they still remain in second place in the group. Lyon's tie with Barcelona puts them level on points with Rangers, however the French Champions' inferior goal differential puts them below the Glasgow side in the Group E table.

Up Next: The Matchday 6 showdown between Rangers and Lyon at Ibrox will determine who advances to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Rangers only need a draw to qualify, while Lyon have to win in order to reach the stage they've been to for the past four years. Rangers last qualified for the knockout round in the 2005-06 season. Manager Walter Smith has already conceded that Beasley will be out of action for that match.

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