In a thrilling encounter at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Super Eagles sensation Cyriel Dessers stole the spotlight, leading Rangers to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Greenock Morton in the Viaplay Cup.
The 28-year-old Nigerian forward displayed his remarkable skills, netting a crucial goal and providing a game-changing assist that sealed Rangers’ quarterfinal spot.
Dessers’ performance was nothing short of brilliance as he went from zero to hero, leaving a commendable mark on the match.
The game began with Rangers dictating the tempo, controlling possession and creating opportunities.
However, a momentary lapse saw Cyriel Dessers trip Greenock Morton’s Kirk Broadfoot in the penalty box, resulting in Grant Gillespie’s successful 53rd-minute penalty conversion.
The visitors momentarily took the lead, leaving Rangers with an uphill battle. Undeterred, Dessers demonstrated his resilience and determination.
Just minutes after conceding the penalty, he turned the tide in Rangers’ favor by drawing a foul from Broadfoot within the 18-yard box.
With nerves of steel, Cyriel Dessers confidently stepped up and converted the penalty, leveling the scoreline.
His redemption was complete, erasing the earlier mistake and reigniting Rangers’ hopes.
However, the heroics didn’t end there. With the momentum swinging back in Rangers’ favor, the stage was set for another game-changer.
In the 67th minute, Rangers new signing Danilo Pereira emerged from the bench and showcased his scoring ability with a precision strike that found the back of the net.
Danilo’s goal secured the much-needed victory for Rangers, propelling them into the next round of the ViaPlay Cup.
The final whistle echoed through the stadium, confirming Rangers’ 2-1 triumph over Greenock Morton.
Cyriel Dessers and Danilo Pereira emerged as the heroes of the day with their goals and collective efforts to succeed.
As Rangers march forward in the Viaplay Cup, Cyriel Dessers’ standout performance is sure to be a talking point for the home teams and Nigerians as well.