Amad celebrates cup triumph with Rangers

Sunday 22 May 2022 13:00

Amad and Rangers recovered from their midweek European heartache by lifting the Scottish Cup after a 2-0 extra-time final victory over Hearts.

The Glasgow club went the full distance in Seville on Wednesday night, losing 5-4 on penalties to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final after drawing 1-1 at the the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Extra-time beckoned once more on Saturday, with the game goalless for the first 90 minutes at Hampden Park.

With Giovanni van Bronckhorst looking to freshen up his team, the Ivorian was included in the starting XI after remaining an unused substitute in Spain.

Amad played for 63 minutes at the national stadium as a right-sided attacker before being substituted for Scott Wright.

The Gers couldn't find a way through in normal time but Ryan Jack struck on 94 minutes before Wright clinched the victory three minutes later to hand last year's Scottish champions their first piece of silverware of the campaign.

It's Rangers' 34th Scottish Cup triumph but the first time they have lifted the trophy since 2009.

Amad completes his spell at Ibrox with exactly 500 minutes under his belt, across 13 appearances.

The 19-year-old, who joined United from Atalanta last January, scored against Ross County four minutes into his debut and added two further strikes in May, with the Dingwall club again the victims alongside Dundee United.