Europa League Final: Ratings of Rangers players like Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo are delivered on the big stage, but Aaron Ramsey has a cameo to forget | football news


Allan McGregor – 6

Painful night for the veteran goalkeeper, whose emotion was seen at the end. He came close to a couple of penalties in the shootout, reaching into one, but it didn’t happen. Earlier in the game, he had been strong to prevent Ansgar Knauff’s early shot and could do nothing with Rafael Borre’s equalizer.

James Tavernier – 6

Frankfurt's Filip Kostic, left, challenges Rangers james tavernier
Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic, left, challenges Rangers’ James Tavernier

The captain led the way in the penalty shootout and did his bit but, after his feat on the way to Seville, he had not been at his best during the match. Surprisingly, he gave the ball away a few times in the first half and, although he grew in the game, he couldn’t find a moment of magic like he had in previous rounds.

Connor Goldson – 6

A meter or two out of position when the Frankfurt center came in for the equalizer and that gave Borre the opening he needed. Goldson was one of the Rangers players who seemed a bit nervous during a frantic start and had his team’s supporters worried on a couple of occasions, nibbling Borre in the box before his poor first touch led to Daichi Kamada to lift the ball to the roof of the court. net. But he limited Frankfurt to few real starts.

Calvin Bassey – 8

Hardly hit by the ball for Frankfurt’s equaliser, but Bassey was Rangers’ standout player in Seville. At just 22 years old, Bassey put on a brilliant display, despite the pressure of the occasion. Punting, one-on-one defense, recovery tackles, blocks … he did it all in a way that suggests he’ll have more big nights like this in his career.

Borna Barisic – 6

He seemed devastated to make his way into extra time with an injury. Frankfurt had limited his offensive output to a couple of encouraging crosses in the first half and a shot on goal in extra time and Barisic had left too much space for a couple of his attackers early on. But otherwise a solid performance.

John Lundstram – 7

He gave Rangers supporters an early scare when his high foot in just five minutes drew blood from Frankfurt captain Sebastian Rode, but he escaped punishment. He then tested Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp with a header in the first half and was all over the pitch playing his part. It wasn’t a surprise to see him struggling with cramps later given the work he’d been through.

Ryan Jack – 6

He put his foot in and picked up Rangers’ loose balls in midfield but had his hands on his head when he fired over the edge of the box from an open goal just before half-time. He came on 15 minutes from time and Frankfurt was beginning to take control.

Ryan Kent – 6

Ryan Kent
Ryan Kent had a great chance to win it

What could have been. With extra time almost over, the Rangers’ big opportunity came their way, but Kent, who had gotten ahead of his marker, was unable to deflect Roofe’s cross that went past goalkeeper Trapp. An opportunity that came and went in the blink of an eye, but one that he will feel he had to score. He had been persistent throughout the match, offering an early start and cutting back on another good opening in the second half. But his night will be remembered for that moment.

Glen Kamara – 7

He rose to the challenge in midfield with a grueling effort in the Spanish heat. He deftly fouled in the first half and for a second it looked like he might repeat his semi-final scoring feat when he joined Aribo, but his effort was well blocked. Substituted at the end of normal time.

Scott Wright- 6

A good early spin almost got Aribo in and repeatedly helped Rangers move up the field, but it didn’t bother the Frankfurt defense too much. At the other end, he had to do better to stop the cross for the equaliser. Substituted with 16 minutes of normal time remaining.

Joe Aribo – 8

Joe Aribo scored to give the Rangers the lead
Joe Aribo scored to give the Rangers the lead

It seemed like he might be the surprise hero. Unexpectedly continuing as the false nine, despite the return of Kemar Roofe from injury, Aribo pounced on Tuta’s slip to magnificently convert a goal that will go down in the Rangers’ history books. But not as the final victory goal. It was his first goal in the competition this season. Talk about taking the opportunity from him. He didn’t have it easy against a physical Frankfurt defensive line for the rest of the game.


Steven Davis-7

Rangers called on their experience with 15 minutes remaining in regulation time and were at the center of the action, seeing a shot blocked and another lofted over the bar in extra time before converting a brilliant penalty.

Sakala Fashion – 6

He continued with Davis and brought rhythm and direct running to the Rangers front row and looked like the ideal backup with the tired Frankfurt defenders. But he did not advance as expected and was substituted at the end of extra time for Ramsey to take a penalty…

Scott Arfield- 6

It’s fair to say that playing as a false nine is uncharted territory for Arfield, but that’s where he ended up in the final stages after Aribo exited. He sent a powerful shot over the crossbar and scored an excellent penalty.

james sands – 6

He didn’t score much after going into extra time until his lob put Roofe in to set up Kent’s big chance.

Kemar Roofe – 7

He struggled to get fit to play a part and looked like he could have set up a dramatic winner with his first touch, crossing for Kent who was denied by an incredible save from Trapp. He also scored his penalty. But his tightly bound right leg suggested calls for him to come earlier were unrealistic.

Aaron Ramsey – 3

Aaron Ramsey missed the decisive penalty as Rangers went down on penalties in the Europa League final.
Aaron Ramsey missed the decisive penalty as Rangers went down on penalties in the Europa League final.

Substituting players to take penalties hasn’t worked well for many teams over the last year or so. And here was another example. Should Giovanni van Bronckhorst have used Ramsey’s talents earlier in the contest? Maybe. But his contribution was three minutes of extra time and then the decisive decision in the penalty shootout.


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