Rangers drew with Marseille in November 1992 at Ibrox before the away group stage fixture in the south of France in April 1993 Rangers striker Mark Hateley (left) goes for the ball with Marcel Desailly in the Ibrox encounter.

Rangers draw in 1992-93 Champions League, away at Marseille - Where are they now?

Rangers were on the verge of the European Cup final via the inaugural Champions League format 28 years ago.

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On April 7, 1993, it was a winner takes all group stage match in Marseille – but it ended 1-1.

Franck Sauzee, later to play and manage at Hibs, scored the home side’s opener in the Stade Velodrome on but Ian Durrant’s drive levelled the scores and sent the group stage to a last day showdown when Walter Smith’s Rangers faced CSKA Moscow at Ibrox, and the French champions took on Club Bruges.

More than 40,000 took in the make or break game described as 'absolute bedlam in the Velodrome’ by Scottish Television’s commentator Gerry McNee on the night 28 years ago but Walter Smith’s team fell just short of a place in the final against AC Milan.

Here’s a look back at the Rangers team who took on the French champions, and eventual winners of the competition that night – and where they are now.

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