7 November 2000
GALATASARAY 2-2 STURM GRAZ
Hasan won a penalty with the old throw yourself over the 'keepers legs trick, Ergun converted. Yuran headed in the equaliser from Korsos' cross. Jardel put the Turks back in the lead, heading in from Ergun's free kick. Hakan Unsal gave Sturm Graz a share of the points with an own goal.
Assist : Hasan, Korsos, Ergun
RANGERS 2-2 MONACO
Rangers seemed to put disastrous league form behind them to take an early lead, Miller volleying into the net off Contreras. Molls missed an open goal from a rebound and Rangers were duly punished when Da Costa powered Simone's corner kick past Charbonnier. De Boer headed on Ricksen's long ball and Molls put Rangers back in front. Simone equalised with a an excellent first time strike.
Assist : Simone, De Boer, Rodriguez
25 OCTOBER 2000
MONACO 4-2 GALATASARAY
Inan punched out a Marquez header, Contreras put away the rebound. Inan's nightmare continued as he spilled what should have been routine saves from Bonnal and Simone into his own net. Not to be outdone miserable positioning by Porato enabled Gala to get back in the match albeit briefly. Two minutes later Nonda brilliantly spun on Gallardo's pass and shot into the bottom corner, this time the 'keeper wasn't to blame. Jurietti was sent off for a love tap on Umit who in turn should have been sent off for pretending to be crippled. Bulent headed in Ergun's free kick though Porato was once again awful. The ref brought another cynical piece of acting by Gala and Djetou walked.
Assists : Nonda, Giuly, Hagi, Gallardo, Ergun
Red Cards : Jurietti 60 (Monaco), Djetou 64 (Monaco)
STURM GRAZ 2-0 RANGERS
Rangers were caught out with a long ball out of defence, Yuran side-stepped the 'keeper and Ferguson before tapping into an empty net. The ref booked Numan for coming on while the ball was in play - after waving him on! And gave him a second yellow when a Sturm Graz player ran into him. Ferguson was sold another dummy in the box, this time Prilasnig turned him inside out before scoring.
This group is still wide open.
Assists : Reinmayr, Strafner
Red Card : Numan 85 (Rangers)
17 OCTOBER 2000
STURM GRAZ 2-0 MONACO
Schopp scored his first after Porato spilled a shot and headed in a late second from Fleurquin's excellent cross.
Assist : Fleurquin
27 SEPTEMBER 2000
GALATASARAY 3-2 RANGERS
Gala worked a short corner and Bulent volleyed in from close range. Unsal doubled Gala's lead with an awesome shot with the outside of his foot. Jardel scored what was for me the goal of the night, a fantastic low volley from Umit's cross. Rangers hit back with two late goals. Kanchelskis with a header off Popescu? and Van Bronckhorst almost tore a hole in the net with a violent free kick.
Assists : Ergun, Hasan, Umit, Van Bronckhorst
MONACO 5-0 STURM GRAZ
Giuly? headed a clearance to Simone (not Sim-e-one as the commentator continually called him) he pulled the ball down brilliantly and shot into the bottom corner. He scored at the second attempt after Schicklgruber made a good save from a close range shot and completed his hat-trick with a fine finish after a long ball over the top caught the Sturm Graz defence cold. Substitutes Prso and Farnerud combined for Monaco's fourth and Nonda was rewarded for his persistence with a scrappy goal.
Assists : Giuly? Gravelaine, Prso
20 SEPTEMBER 2000
STURM GRAZ 3-0 GALATASARAY
Bulent deflected Schopp's shot onto the post and Yuran turned in the rebound Schopp's cross was weakly cleared and his blasted the ball into the net with the outside of his foot. Class finish. Fleuquin got Suat sent off with a World Class dive. As Gala pushed forward Schupp done them on the counter attack with another great finish from Mamedov's pass.
Assists : Mamedov
Red Card : Suat 69 (Galatasaray)
12 SEPTEMBER 2000
GALATASARAY 3-2 MONACO
Porato made a complete mess of Unsal's cross, the ball fell to Jardel, 1-0. Hagi smashed a 30yd drive past Porato before he pressed the self destruct button and Monaco hit back. He indulged himself in dribbling in defence, Giuly stripped him of the ball, Djetou centered and Nonda swept past Taffarel. Simone converted a penalty awarded for a foul on Nonda. Hagi was sent off for throwing an elbow at Riise's chest, Dabo for a foul on Emre. Capone then scored the winner thanks to Unsal's precision cross and Porato's hesitancy.
Red Cards : Hagi 69 (Galatasaray), Dabo 71 (Monaco)
Assists : Emre, Unsal, Djetou, Nonda
Attendance : 22,000
RANGERS 5-0 STURM GRAZ
Rangers Dutch contingent were unsurprisingly at the heart of this destruction. Ronald McDonald was involved in the first two goals, Mols turned in his cross at the far post and he converted Johnston's cross from an identical position. Albertz finished off an excellent passing move with a trademark violent shot but then missed a penalty early in the second half. More superb work from McDonald was rewarded when Van Bronckhorst cracked a crisp first time shot past the wonderfully named Schicklgruber and Dodds completed the rout with an exquisite chip.
Assists : R De Boer (x2), Van Bronckhorst (x2), Johnston
Attendance : 49,317