Dessers double fires Rangers to Scottish FA Cup Final

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A brace from Nigerian forward Cyriel Dessers gave Glasgow Rangers a 2-0 win over Hearts to set up an old firm final with bitter Rivals Glasgow Celtic.

But it was not an easy win as Hearts really put in a fight – to no avail.

A low left-footed shot from Dessers under Craig Gordon after Five Minutes seemed to calm nerves after weeks of bad results.

Hearts pressed for a winner and had their moments, but the Rangers rear guard held firm.

Dessers made sure the result was safe on Seventy-Eight Minutes.

Todd Cantwell drove forward and poked the ball to the Nigerian who converted at the second attempt after having his first shot saved.

Coach Philippe Clement showered praises on Dessers for delivering when it mattered,

“He gained his freshness by not playing all the game against Dundee,” the Rangers manager tells BBC Scotland.

“Cyriel has played a lot of minutes. He made a really big impact, the rest of the team also. These last six months have been the best six months of Cyriel’s career, and we’ll keep pushing him on.

“He’s honest, he works really hard for the team. He’s scoring a lot of goals. Can he make more goals? Yes. But I don’t know any striker in the world who scores all their chances.”

A Rangers-Celtic clash means this would be the first Old Firm Scottish Cup final since 2002 – a first Old Firm match on council telly since 2011.

No doubt Saturday, 25 May, will bring back the nostalgia of a football-mad City –  a fitting end to another season dominated by the Glasgow rivalry.

 

 

 

 

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