Midfielder Tom Rogic of Socceroos was placed into the game as substitute on the 84th minute but the match couldn’t avoid the extra time for the game with the scores tied at 1-1.
In the 106th minute, Rogic leveled by stroking hard and low to the bottom right. But the moment he became hero, Rogic was given the penalty, making him the bad man for the team in the end, as NineMSN reported.
Rogic gave his team the seventh penalty before leveling the scores, resulting in the Australian team’s shocking loss.
The Rangers will proceed to the Cup finals to compete against semi winners Hibernian. Yet Rogic and the Celtics suffered a disappointing loss to its 401st Old Firm derby.
The win for the Rangers is already giving them a chance to return to the Scottish Premiership in the next season and a chance at their first major title after winning top flight in 2011. The next year, Rangers was compelled into bankruptcy in 2012 due to tax debts soaring higher than $30 million. The club had to begin again in the fourth tier, the lowest professional league in the country.
The financial challenges prevented the Scottish from getting into the international scene with their “Old Firm” competitors.
Celtic has become the crowd favorite at Hampden Park, which is competing its way into a 5th successive Premiership title, which the Rangers bitterly defied.
Celtic has been the dominated by the Rangers in the first half but then regained composure after the restart when Erik Sviatchenko leveled with a bullet header after fifty minutes.
Mark Warburton, the Rangers manager, Fox Sports that he was “irritated by people underestimating Rangers.” He then added that the Rangers just showed that they also have the commitment, quality and work ethic.
Warburton also said that his team is delighted for the fans and that he is happy that they can watch games such as one on Sunday.