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European rival results

Published on 30 September 2007 at 2:43 PM
Stuttgart lost Rostock. Rangers drew away to Motherwell. Barça and hat-trick hero Thierry Henry comfortably beat Levante.
[IMG42471#L]Hansa Rostock 2-1 VfB Stuttagart
On Saturday, Armin Veh’s side lost 2-1 away to Hansa Rostock, 16th in the standings. A bad way prepare for Wednesday’s visit of Barcelona.
The German champions against conceded to early goals before Gomez pulled one back. Ninth in the Bundesliga standings, all is not well with the Kickers.

VfB Stuttgart: Schäfer, Osorio (Ewerthon 58), Tasci, Fernando Meira, Farnerud, Pardo, Cacau, Hilbert, Magnin, Khedira (Marica 32), Gomez

[IMG42469#L]Levante 1-4 FC Barcelona
Barcelona, on the other hand, are full of confidence. Away to Levante, the Catalans moved provisionally top of the Liga with a 4-1 win. Thierry Henry scored his first three goals in the Spanish championship, (17’, 24’, 49’), but was again overshadowed by Argentine Lionel Messi who fired home his sixth goal in four games (51’).
Franck Rijkaard also gave some playing time to Carles Puyol. The Barca captain playing a full half of football after nearly two months out with injury.

Barcelona: Valdes, Thuram, Oleguere, Abidal (Sylvinho 63), Milito (Puyol 46), Xavi, Deco, Iniesta, Toure, Henry, Messi (Giovani 51).

[IMG42470#L]Motherwell 1-1 Rangers
Rangers didn’t prepare in the best fashion for the midweek visit to the Stade Gerland, held to a 1-1 draw away to Motherwell.
Porter opened the score for the home side in the 24th minute but Walter Smith’s side equalised in the second half through a Boyd penalty.
More bad news was the hamstring strain suffered by striker Jean-Claude Darcheville.

Rangers: McGregor, Hutton, Cuellar, Weir, Papac, Whittaker (Darcheville 46) (Beasley 56), Ferguson, Thomson, McCulloch, Naismith (Adam 80), Boyd.