Scotland: Dessers stars in Rangers’ win against Greenock Morton
Cyriel Dessers emerged as the standout performer in a match that propelled Rangers into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup, securing a 2-1 victory over Greenock Morton.
After a goalless first half, the dynamic of the game shifted just five minutes into the second half when Greenock Morton managed to take the lead.
Dessers was involved in a pivotal moment when he was deemed to have fouled Kirk Broadoot inside the penalty box, leading to a VAR review and the subsequent awarding of a penalty to Morton.
Captain Grant Gillespie seized the opportunity and confidently converted the penalty kick, successfully placing the ball beyond the reach of Rangers’ goalkeeper Jack Butland.
However, Dessers’ fortunes took a positive turn just ten minutes later when Leon Balogun earned Rangers a penalty by having his shirt tugged by Broadoot within the penalty area.
Dessers capitalized on the chance for redemption, skillfully slotting the ball into the net to level the score.
As the match progressed, Dessers continued to showcase his prowess by setting up Danillo for the decisive goal that secured Rangers’ advancement in the tournament.
In this captivating encounter, Dessers exhibited his resilience and contribution, ultimately playing a pivotal role in Rangers’ triumph.