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Injury rules out Artmedia striker

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Artmedia's players could be celebrating one final time if they beat Porto

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia -- Artmedia Bratislava striker Lukas Hartig has been sidelined from their final Champions League group match against Porto after suffering a fractured finger.

Hartig, 29, was injured during training ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Inter Milan, which the Slovakia side lost 4-0.

"His absence weighed a lot on us at the San Siro, but I am not looking for excuses. He is injured, that is football," said coach Vladimir Weiss.

Hartig, formerly with Prague-based Bohemians and Sparta as well as Russian side Zenith St Petersburg, has scored six goals in 11 matches in the Slovakian league.

Artmedia Bratislava will be looking to salvage their Champions League campaign against 2004 winners Porto, who are bottom of Group H on just three points, on December 6.

Rangers face already-qualified Inter Milan in Glasgow on the same night knowing a win would allow them to join the Italians in the last 16.

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