NEW YORK – Rangers ' Champions League hopes were left hanging in the balance after a 1-0 defeat to Swedish outfit Malmo at Ibrox on Tuesday.
Daniel Larsson grabbed the only goal of the first leg of the third qualifying round tie after 18 minutes, leaving the Scottish champion with a major hurdle to overcome in next week's away leg.
It was another frustrating encounter for Ally McCoist, with the new Rangers manager still to secure his first competitive victory.
Marc Janko hit a double, one from the penalty spot, as FC Twente took control of its third qualifying round clash with FC Vaslui with a 2-0 win.
Rubin Kazan were equally impressive, coming away from Dynamo Kiev with an identical win, given to them by Alan Kasaev and Bebran Natcho's penalty.
Michael Lamey and Maor Melikson were on target as Wisla Krakow won 2-1 at Litex Lovech , with Wellington responding for the hosts, while FK Ekranas and BATE drew 0-0.
Shota Grigalashvili and Patrick Wolf traded goals as FC Zestafoni and SK Sturm Graz drew 1-1, and Apoel Nicosia and Slovan Bratislav drew 0-0.
Substitute Marvin Ogunjimi scored two minutes into time added on as Genk beat Partizan Belgrade 2-1 in the day's other match.
Calvin Anele Ngcongca was sent off for Genk in the first half, with Stefan Babovic making it 10-a-side after the break.
Jelle Vossen then gave Genk the lead from the spot and, although Nemanja Tomic levelled, Ogunjimi had the last word.