Match Reports

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Stewart Flaherty

A native of Middlesbrough, England, and a 2004 graduate of Loughborough University with a master’s degree in sport psychology. Flaherty has accumulated extensive experience in the men’s game, serving as both Head and Assistant coach at the Collegiate, USL League Two and youth levels. Currently working with an Ivy League NCAA Division 1 Men’s soccer program.


England vs Argentina – 1998 World Cup -Match Report

1998 World Cup Round of 16 England 2 – 2 Argentina (Argentina win 4-3 on penalties) Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Étienne Tuesday 30th June 1998 By Alistair Bain (@allybain) Argentina Route to the Knock Out Rounds England’s second round opponents Argentina had enjoyed a fairly straight forward progression to the 2nd round, advancing as winners of Group HContinue reading “England vs Argentina – 1998 World Cup -Match Report”

Club Brugge vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report

Club Brugge 1-1 Rangers FC UEFA Champions League Group A Matchday 3 March 3rd, 1993 Jan-Breydel-Stadion, Brugge By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Glasgow Rangers remained joint top of UEFA Champions League Group A afer a 1-1 draw at Club Brugge, who sit one point behind Rangers and Marseille after this entertaining affair. Tomasz Dziubinski opened theContinue reading “Club Brugge vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report”

CSKA Moscow vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report

CSKA Moscow 0-1 Rangers FC UEFA Champions League Group A Matchday 2 December 9th, 1992 Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Germany By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Glasgow Rangers earned their first ever UEFA Champions League win with a 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in Germany courtesy of an Ian Ferguson goal. The game was played on neutral ground inContinue reading “CSKA Moscow vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report”

Rangers vs Marseille – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report

Rangers 2-2 Marseille UEFA Champions League Group A Matchday 1 November 25th, 2020 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Glasgow Rangers opened their Champions League group stage with a point against Marseille courtesy of a dramatic late comeback. Marseille entered this game as the bookmaker’s favourites to win the group and progress to theContinue reading “Rangers vs Marseille – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report”

Leeds United vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report

Leeds United 1-2 Rangers FC (agg 2-4) UEFA Champions League Second Round 2nd Leg November 4th, 1992 Elland Road, Leeds By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Rangers advanced to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 win over English champions Leeds United at Elland Road. A goal each from the prolific strike duoContinue reading “Leeds United vs Rangers – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report”

Rangers vs Leeds United – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report

Rangers 2-1 Leeds United UEFA Champions League Second Round 1st Leg October 21st, 1992 Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Rangers seized the upper hand in the UEFA Champions League ‘Battle of Britain’ against English champions Leeds United with a 2-1 first leg victory in front of a raucous home crowd. Gary McAllister hadContinue reading “Rangers vs Leeds United – 92/93 UEFA Champions League – Match Report”

Newcastle vs Barcelona – 1997 UCL Group Stage Game Match Report

Newcastle United 3-2 FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League Group C September 17th, 1997 St. James’ Park, Newcastle By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Newcastle United got their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a flying start with a thrilling 3-2 win over UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup holders FC Barcelona at St. James’ Park. A spectacular hat-trick fromContinue reading “Newcastle vs Barcelona – 1997 UCL Group Stage Game Match Report”

Nigeria vs Cameroon – 2000 AFCON Final Match Report

Nigeria 2-2 Cameroon (Cameroon win 4-3 on penalties) African Cup of Nations Final February 12th, 2000 Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, Nigeria By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Cameroon captured their third African Cup of Nations title after a wildly entertaining penalty shootout victory over home nation Nigeria. Samuel Eto’o and Patrick M’Boma fired Cameroon into aContinue reading “Nigeria vs Cameroon – 2000 AFCON Final Match Report”

Aberdeen vs Real Madrid – 1983 Cup Winners Cup Final Match Report

Aberdeen 2-1 Real Madrid UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final May 11th, 1983 Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Data Report Link Aberdeen won their first ever European trophy with a dramatic 2-1 upset win over Spanish power Real Madrid in extra time. Eric Black had given Aberdeen an early lead before Juanito levelled fromContinue reading “Aberdeen vs Real Madrid – 1983 Cup Winners Cup Final Match Report”

England vs Spain – Match Report

1996 European Championships Quarter Final 1 England 0 – 0 Spain (England win 4-2 on Penalties) Wembley Stadium, London Saturday 22nd June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) England advanced to the semi finals of Euro 96 with a nerve wracking and somewhat fortunate victory over Spain at Wembley Stadium.  After a scoreless, but not uneventfulContinue reading “England vs Spain – Match Report”

Italy vs Germany – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group C – Match Round 3 Italy 0 – 0 Germany Old Trafford, Manchester Wednesday 19th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Germany and Italy battled to a 0-0 stalemate to end Group C play, the result saw Germany advance as group winners, whereas Italy were eliminated.  While the game may haveContinue reading “Italy vs Germany – Match Report”

Turkey vs Denmark – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group D – Match Round 3 Turkey 0 – 3 Denmark Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday 19th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Denmark finished off their Euro 96 campaign on a high note with an emphatic 3-0 win over Turkey.  Denmark had a mathematical chance of qualification to the knockout stages, but aContinue reading “Turkey vs Denmark – Match Report”

Romania vs Spain – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 3 Romania 1 – 2 Spain Elland Road, Leeds Tuesday 18th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Spain qualified for the quarter finals of Euro 96 in dramatic fashion courtesy of an 84th minute game winning goal from Guillermo Amor.  The result, accompanied by Bulgaria’s 3-1 defeatContinue reading “Romania vs Spain – Match Report”

Croatia vs Denmark – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group A – Match Round 2 Croatia 3 – 0 Denmark Hillsborough, Sheffield Sunday 16th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Croatia produced an emphatic performance to stun the reigning European champions and qualify for the knockout stages with a 3-0 win over Denmark. Striker Goran Vlaovic was rewarded for his matchContinue reading “Croatia vs Denmark – Match Report”

Italy vs Russia – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group C – Match Round 1 Italy 2 – 1 Russia Anfield, Liverpool Tuesday 11th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) 1994 World Cup finalists Italy began their campaign with a fixture against Russia in Group C.  Italy finished second to Croatia in qualifying group 4, but secured their place in theContinue reading “Italy vs Russia – Match Report”

Holland vs Scotland – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group A – Match Round 1 Holland 0 – 0 Scotland Villa Park, Birmingham Monday 10th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Netherlands entered the tournament as somewhat of an enigma, being installed as one of the bookmakers’ favorites despite a tough qualifying campaign. The Netherlands finished second in Group 5 behindContinue reading “Holland vs Scotland – Match Report”

Denmark vs Portugal – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 1 Denmark 1 – 1 Portugal Hillsborough, Sheffield Sunday 9th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) Portugal and Denmark opened their respective Euro 96 campaigns with an entertaining 1-1 draw played out at Hillsborough. Portugal topped their qualifying group by six clear points, and had seen similarContinue reading “Denmark vs Portugal – Match Report”

Germany vs Czech Republic – Match Report

1996 European Championships Group B – Match Round 1 Germany 2 – 0 Czech Republic Old Trafford, Manchester Sunday 9th June 1996 By Stewart Flaherty (@stewartflaherty) The Czech Republic opened their tournament campaign with a tough fixture against Germany.   Germany entered the tournament off the back of a successful qualifying campaign, topping a group thatContinue reading “Germany vs Czech Republic – Match Report”

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