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McGeady and Spartak on Dublin mission 'Gers in ref rage after Europa exit

Aiden McGeady claimed that showing no fear was crucial to Spartak Moscow's comfortable 3-0 victory over Ajax which sent them into the Europa League quarter-finals.

Spartak - already 1-0 from the first leg - attacked from the first minute in Moscow, and Ajax struggled to cope with the pace and movement of the home side's forwards. Goals from Dmitri Kombarov, Welliton and Alex duly sunk the Amsterdam side putting them on course for the final in Dublin.

McGeady said: "We wanted to put something right tonight and everyone was buzzing around and trying to get in Ajax's faces, trying to make sure they were not comfortable on the ball while we just played with freedom."



'Gers in ref rage after Europa exit

Rangers skipper David Weir questioned the point of UEFA using extra officials after the Ibrox club were denied what looked a blatant penalty in their Europa League last-16 defeat by PSV Eindhoven at Ibrox last night.

Jeremain Lens netted the only goal of the tie in the 14th minute as the Dutch side went on to win 1-0 both on the night and on aggregate.

However, the outcome might have been different had a spot-kick been awarded in the second half when Light Blues defender Kyle Bartley's header appeared to be handled on the line by PSV midfielder Atiba Hutchinson.

But remarkably the incident was missed by the referee, his assistant and the extra official behind the line.

Afterwards Rangers boss Walter Smith said: "I don't know how many officials we have got on the pitch but they all missed it."