Rangers’ player ratings in Europa League final

How the Rangers players rated in the Europa League final:

By PA Sport
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 12:18 am

Allan McGregor – Pulled off an excellent first-half stop and was left exposed for the equaliser. Beaten by five excellent penalties in the shoot-out. 7

James Tavernier – Delivery was not at its usual standard and could not get into the type of positions that helped him become Europa League top goalscorer. Lost possession a few times in the first half but improved after the interval. 6

Connor Goldson – Fortunate not to concede a penalty and gifted the Germans a chance to equalise before they did, when he failed to cut out the cross. 5

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Rangers' Joe Aribo celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League final at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville. Pic by PA.

Calvin Bassey – The centre-back produced a series of strong and well-timed challenges and made a great recovery after a tired slip in extra-time. A brilliant display in general but he was beaten to the low cross as Rafael Borre knocked home. 8

Borna Barisic – Looked hesitant early on and McGregor came to his rescue after he backed off Ansgar Knauff. Settled down and forced a save in extra-time before going off injured. 6

John Lundstram – Would have been relieved to escape a card after a high boot left his opponent with a head wound. Dropped into a back three for a spell before pushing forward. 6

Ryan Jack – Brought some much-needed composure to Rangers’ play as Frankfurt dominated the opening quarter. 6

Glen Kamara – Some nice touches without imposing himself on the game. 6

Scott Wright – Produced a few positive moments on the ball and set up a chance for Joe Aribo. 6

Ryan Kent – Looked Rangers’ main threat in the first half but sliced badly wide from a chance early in the second. Close control always gave Frankfurt something to think about and found the energy to get into the six-yard box in the closing moments only to be denied by the goalkeeper. 7

Joe Aribo – The makeshift centre-forward came close with a first-half curler but balls forward were not sticking to him. However, he kept his nerve to slot the opener after being gifted a one-on-one. 6

Substitutes

Steven Davis (for Jack, 74) – The veteran of the 2008 UEFA Cup final gave Rangers more assurance in possession and was denied a dream winner by a goalmouth clearance.

Fashion Sakala (for Wright, 74) – Took time to find his touch before posing a threat with his pace down the right wing.

Scott Arfield (for Kamara, 90) – Came close from long range just after coming on and helped Gers get on top in extra-time.

James Sands (for Aribo, 101) – A surprise introduction, he slotted into the back three.

Kemar Roofe (for Barisic, 117) – Out for a month with a knee injury, he almost made the difference when he set up a brilliant chance for Kent with a good run and cross. Netted his penalty.

Aaron Ramsey (for Sakala, 117) – Surprisingly left on the bench until the dying stages. Presumably brought on to take a penalty but saw his central effort saved by the goalkeeper’s foot.