Rangers were on the verge of the European Cup final via the inaugural Champions League format 28 years ago.
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.
1. Andy Goram
Knee injuries later plagued 'The Goalie' but after an inspired performance against the French at Ibrox, Goram again defied Rudi Voeller and Alen Boksic, but was beaten by Franck Sauzee. Left Rangers in 1997 and had spells at various clubs including Manchester United, Motherwell, Sheffield United and QOS. Became a coach at Clyde, BSC Glasgow, Ayr United and Airdrie. Photo: SNS Group
2. Stuart McCall
Dynamic central midfielder McCall played in all the Champions League games, and went on to star for Scotland at Euro 96 three years later. Moved in 1998 and won promotion with Bradford City before managing at Valley Parade. Took charge of Motherwell for four years and had a spell as interim boss at Ibrox in 2015. Returned to Bradford for two spells as well as stint at Scunthorpe. Photo: SNS Group
3. David Robertson
Left-back conceded possession which led to Marseille opener but was reliable defender in Walter Smith's side. Another whose career was curtailed by injury, he moved to Leeds under freedom of contract before making his name in management. Spells at Montrose and Elgin flew under the radar but caught attention as manager of Real Kashmir in the Indian Superleague. Photo: SNS Group - Jeff Holmes
4. Richard Gough
Captain's blood-soaked headband is a memorable image from this European campaign. Moved to Everton before a return to Ibrox and success in the MLS with Kansas City Wizards. Gough is now the club global ambassador and tried his hand at management with Livingston in 2004. Photo: SNS Group Craig Williamson