Rangers 6
Dundee 1
League (Premier League)


Rangers 

6 - 1

Dundee


League (Premier League)
Saturday, February 20th, 1999
Ibrox Park
Attendance: 49,462
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Jorg Albertz (pen.) (24)
Jorg Albertz (38)
Neil McCann (51)
Jorg Albertz (57)
Neil McCann (71)
Giovanni van Bronckhorst (88)
Dariusz Adamczuk (28)

Team Managers
Dick Advocaat Jocky Scott

Starting Eleven
19. Stefan Klos
2. Sergio Porrini
3. Lorenzo Amoruso
25. Tony Vidmar
6. Barry Ferguson
8. Giovanni van Bronckhorst
11. Jorg Albertz
7. Andrei Kanchelskis
18. Neil McCann
16. Rodney Wallace
20. Jonatan Johansson
Robert Douglas .1
Dave Rogers .3
Lee Maddison .14
Steven Tweed .35
Barry Smith .2
Gavin Strachan .18
Dariusz Adamczuk .4
Shaun McSkimming .21
Willie Falconer .16
Tommy Coyne .20
James Grady .10

Bench
33. Allan Mcgregor
27. Charlie Miller
10. Gabriel Amato
15. Stephan Guivarc'h
22. Scott Wilson
Jamie Langfield .40
Lee Sharp .19
Gavin Rae .25
Hugh Robertson .27
Eddie Annand .9

Substitutions
Stephan Guivarc'h for Jonatan Johansson (58)
Charlie Miller for Barry Ferguson (72)
Gabriel Amato for Rodney Wallace (77)
Eddie Annand for Tommy Coyne (68)
Gavin Rae for Dariusz Adamczuk (77)

Cautions
None. Shaun McSkimming

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

D. Smith (Troon) (Referee)



Match Report


There may have been a doubt about whether this game would go ahead, with a large strip of mud in front of the main stand requiring a late inspection by the referee.

But there was never any doubt about the ultimate result.

The league leaders, back home after three victories on the road, showed the kind of scintillating form which will make the task of their pursuers extremely difficult.

In fairness to Dundee, they did cause a sharp intake of Ibrox breath when they came back to equalise.

But the Rangers machine always carried too much skill and power.

Prominent in these two areas was. hat-trick man Jorg Albertz, who positively revelled in the dodgy underfoot conditions.

Not content with making his presence felt in midfield, he gave a lesson in the

art of goalscoring to any aspiring striker. Yet it took a simple, but clear-cut, penalty to send the Light Blues on their way to three points.

Some early moves had been clever, but lacking a cutting edge, before McCann was downed by Tweed on the edge of the box.

Up stepped Albertz to stroke the spot-kick behind Douglas.

Minutes later, Jocky Scott's side. temporarily confounded the barrowload predictions.

Adamczuk won the ball in midfield, laid it off to Coyne, but continued his run to pick up the return and give Klos no chance from close range.

However, for Dundee fans that was about that as Rangers went on to demonstrate their superiority.

Albertz restored the lead with a contender for goal of the season.

Winning the ball in midfield, he skited through the mud, shrugged off a couple of tackles, and turned outside before sending an absolute beauty away from Douglas from 15 yards.

Into the second half, and the Dundee resistance crumbled.

Albertz swung in a corner from the left, which Douglas let slip from his grasp. The grateful McCann into an empty ner Pounced to drive the ball

Then it was McCann the provider, as he cheekily flipped the ball over a defender's head into the path of Albertz, who burst through to slam the ball into the back of the net.

The deadly duo were quickly in action again. This time, Albertz stroked the ball through the defensive line to McCann, who waited until Douglas made his dive before chipping the ball over the line.

As if that wasn't enough for the delighted Rangers fans, Giovanni Van Bronckhorst set the seal on the afternoon when he sent in a screaming drive from 30 yards which gave Douglas no chance.

For Dick Advocaat, it must have been a highly satisfying 90 minutes as his side, in conditions not helpful to skilful football, turned on the style.

While Albertz and McCann were superb, Kanchelskis and Van Bronckhorst were not far behind in an excellent all-round performance.

In contrast, Dundee, who had McSkimming booked, were simply over-run. Rodgers, Grady, Adamczuk and Strachan put up greatest resistance.

Match report written by The Sunday Post



Squad Statistics (as at February 20th, 1999)


1998-99 All Time
Age
Robert Douglas (GK)26 26 - 70 -
Dave Rogers23 10 - 501
Barry Smith25 25 - 1321
Steven Tweed26 9191
Lee Maddison26 11 - 402
Dariusz Adamczuk29 2461289
Gavin Strachan20 4 - 4 -
Shaun McSkimming28 221534
James Grady27 1816219
Tommy Coyne36 13 - 12360
Willie Falconer32 252252
Gavin Rae (sub)21 201543
Eddie Annand (sub)25 2387024






League Table (as at February 20th, 1999)


No league table has been added for this season.