KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Emerson Hyndman and Rangers received another thrashing from their cross-town rivals in Scotland while Caleb Stanko and Vaduz finally got a win in Switzerland.
Rangers learned that they are going to have to work long and hard to regain the dominance they once had in the Scottish Premier League and they were thrashed 5-1 by Celtic at Ibrox Stadium.
Emerson Hyndman started the game and played 55 minutes in the loss.
Celtic dominated out of the gate and took the lead in the seventh minute when Scott Sinclair converted from the penalty spot.
The visitors doubled their lead nine minutes later through Leigh Griffiths off an assist from teammate Callum McGregor.
Celtic were in cruise control and added a third just minutes into the second half as McGregor got his name on the score sheet. Dedryck Boyata scored their fourth in the 66th minute.
Kenny Miller pulled one back for the Light Blues in the 81st minute, but the damage had already been done as Mikael Lustig scored Celtic's fifth to complete the rout.
Rangers sit in third place in the Championship group standings with 58 points as they try to hold on to a place in the Europa League.
Elsewhere in the Scottish Premier League, Bjorn Johnsen came off the bench while Perry Kitchen watched from the stands as Hearts shared the points with Partick Thistle following a 2-2 tie.
Struggling Vaduz got some relief over the weekend as they walked away with a 3-1 win over Lausanne-Sport at the
Stade Olympique de la Pontaise.
Caleb Stank started for Vaduz and played the entire game.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Stjepan Kukuruzovic intercepted an errant pass before unleashing a long-range strike that beat Lausanne goalkeeper Thomas Castella.
Kukuruzovic doubled Vaduz's lead six minutes later when he curled in a free-kick from distance.
Gabriel Torres cut the deficit for Lausanne when he collected a pass in the area, turned on his marked and unleashed a powerful shot that Vaduz goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist could not handle.
However, Vaduz closed the game in the 89th minute when Max Göppel blasted in a shot from the left.
Despite the win, Vaduz remains at the bottom of the Swiss Super League standings with 26 points.
In the Allsvenskan, Josh Wicks started in goal for Sirius in their 1-1 tie with Jönköpings Södra.
Brendan Hines-Ike started for Örebro in their 2-1 loss to Malmö.
Romain Gall came off the bench for GIF Sundsvall in their 0-0 tie with AIK Stockholm.
In the Supperettan, Matt Pyzdrowski started in goal for Helsingborg in their 3-0 win over Degerfors.
Alex De John watched from the bench as Dalkurd had a comfortable 3-0 win over Gefle
Alex Horwath watched from the bench in Brann's 1-1 tie with Viking.
Stefan Antonijevic came off the bench for Lillestrom in their 1-0 win over Sogndal.
Steve Clark and Conor O'Brien started for Horsens in their 2-1 loss to OB.
Rubio Rubin came off the bench in Silkeborg's 2-0 loss to Aalborg.
In the Eerste Divisie, Gedion Zelalem started in VVV Venlo's 4-1 loss to Ajax II.
Shane O'Neill started for NAC Breda in their 4-1 win over Oss.
Aaron Schoenfeld came off the bench for Maccabi Tel Aviv in their 2-1 loss to Hapoel Beer Sheva.
In Ligue 2, Quentin Westberg watched from the bench as Tours came away with a 3-0 win over Clermont.
In the Championnat, Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu started and scored a goal in Châteauroux's 2-0 win over Épinal.
Brian Span started in IFK Mariehamn's 1-1 tie with VPS.
Ethan Horvath watched from the bench as Club Brugge came away with a 2-1 win over Zulte-Waregem.
Kenny Saief started for Gent in their 0-0 tie with Anderlecht.