Uefa Cup round-up
Rangers enjoyed a superb Uefa Cup victory, Bolton drew with Sporting, but there were defeats for Tottenham and Everton in the first leg of their Round of 16 clashes.
Walter Smith's side took full advantage of some questionable goalkeeping from Werder Bremen's Tim Wiese to secure a 2-0 win at Ibrox with goals from Daniel Cousin and Steven Davis.
Gilberto endured a Tottenham debut to forget, as his blunder allowed Jefferson Farfan to claim a vital away goal for PSV Eindhoven, before being taken off at the interval.
Tim Howard produced a string of good saves against Fiorentina, but the Everton No.1 could do nothing to keep out two stunning finishes from Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Riccardo Montolivo.
Bolton took the lead against Sporting Lisbon through Gavin McCann, but conceded what could prove to be a crucial away goal with Simon Vukcevic levelling for the Portuguese outfit.
Bayern Munich thrashed Anderlecht in Belgium, while Marseille overcame Zenit St Petersburg.
Getafe triumphed 2-1 away to 10-man Benfica and Bayer Leverkusen grabbed a late winner against Bundesliga rivals Hamburg.
Hapless Werder Bremen goalkeeper Wiese's brace of blunders allowed Rangers to claim a crucial advantage in their first-leg clash at Ibrox.
Cousin hit a speculative effort from over 30 yards out just before the break, more in hope than expectation, but the visiting shot-stopper allowed the shot to squirm through his fingers and loop into the net.
Wiese endured more misery when he then spilled Cousin's cross-shot shortly after the break with Steven Davis sliding in to take full advantage.
Lee McCulloch could have put the tie beyond the reach of the German side, but he took too long in front of an open goal after pouncing on an error from Naldo, allowing the defender to put in a superb saving tackle after rounding the keeper.
An error from Gilberto on his Tottenham debut handed PSV Eindhoven the advantage with Jefferson Farfan taking full advantage in the 34th minute.
A quick break from the visitors looked to have come to nothing as the Brazilian intercepted possession on the edge of his own box, but he dallied and allowed Farfan to steal the ball before rifling a shot beyond the helpless Paul Robinson.
Robbie Keane was denied an equaliser on the stroke of half-time when his stunning control and turn on the edge of the box forced a splendid one-handed save from Heurelho Gomes.
Gilberto, who had earlier been booked for pulling back Farfan as he threatened to break through, was put out of his misery when he was replaced by Jamie O'Hara at the interval as Spurs' Carling Cup hangover continued.
Everton will have to produce an heroic performance at Goodison Park next week if they are to overturn Fiorentina's 2-0 lead.
Howard had been called into action on several occasions to keep David Moyes' side on level terms, but he could do nothing about the opening goal 20 minutes from time.
Montolivo's initial shot was blocked, but the ball ran to Tomas Ujfalusi who rolled a precise pass into the on-rushing Kuzmanovic who found the bottom corner with a first-time strike.
And Montolivo then produced a high-class volleyed finish to Martin Jorgensen's clever flick to double the advantage 10 minutes from time.
Bolton will travel to Portugal next week knowing they must score against Sporting Lisbon after their first leg clash ended 1-1.
Midfielder McCann pounced on a loose ball to fire his side into a 25th minute lead after Matt Taylor's initial shot was blocked.
But Vukcevic levelled for the visitors 21 minutes from time when he beat Ali Al-Habsi moments after hitting the crossbar.
Bayern Munich effectively booked their place in the quarter-finals by thrashing 10-man Anderlecht 5-0 in Belgium.
The German giants are normally UEFA Champions League regulars, but have been forced away from the top table of European action this season.
Hamit Altintop had already put the Bundesliga leaders a goal to the good before Marcin Wasilweski saw red for two bookings in the space of three minutes just before half-time.
Luca Toni doubled Bayern's advantage before the interval with further goals from Lukas Podolski, Miroslav Klose and Franck Ribery making the second leg next week a mere formality.
Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse scored twice as Marseille took control of their clash with Zenit St Petersburg.
Cisse struck either side of Mamadou Niang's effort for the Champions League drop-outs, with Andrei Arshavin's late reply for Zenit giving them faint hope of overturning the deficit in the second leg.
Getafe took advantage of the early dismissal of Benfica's Oscar Cardozo to claim a 2-1 victory in Portugal.
The Benfica forward saw red in just the ninth minute after a foul on Getafe skipper Belenguer.
Ruben De la Red (25) and Pablo Hernandez (67) put the Spanish side in charge, but substitute Pedro Matorras' 76th minute reply gives Benfica hope for the return fixture.
Theofanis Gekas' 77th minute strike enabled Bayer Leverkusen to claim a narrow lead over Bundesliga rivals Hamburg at the BayArena.