World media reacts as Rangers get no revenge for 'grey' campaign with yet more Celtic punishment dished out

Another Celtic trophy triumph in a matter of weeks has made it a painful end to the season for their rivals.

Despite feeling they were the better team in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden, Rangers were on the receiving end from Brendan Rodgers' team yet again. Adam Idah's 90th minute winner vame thanks to a Jack Butland error and secured a league and cup Double for the Hoops. Philippe Clement has gone from dragging Rangers into the race for a potential Treble, to just a League Cup win preventing another clean sweep across the city.

Another Ibrox rebuild is coming. But with Celtic yet again banking the Champions League cash, they will be the Scottish club with the real spending power over the summer. Having. only surrendered one of their trophies (and the most minor one at that) from last season has to be seen as an excellent result given they haven't exactly been at their sparkling best this year.

They didn't need to be at Hampden as Record Sport looks at how the game was viewed across the continent.

AS (Spain)

The Spanish outlet lamented Rangers missing the chance to make up for a "grey" campaign with a cup double as Celtic "carried the weight" of yet another Old Firm victory.

They wrote: "A goal in the last minute by Irishman Adam Idah gave Celtic the victory against Rangers (1-0) and sealed the conquest of the Scottish Cup title that joins the Premier trophy tied weeks ago. Brendan Rodgers' team rounded off a great campaign, once again beating their historic neighbor and greatest rival, runners-up in both competitions, and who were unable to make amends for the grey campaign, with the downturn in the final stretch, in the League, with a good cupbearer role. He escaped when the final headed to extra time.

"Celtic, who revalidated the success achieved last year, carried the weight of the match and took the prize in the end to raise the Cup titles they have accumulated to forty-two. He also lengthens the distance with his rival. Rangers have 34. Now eight less than the champion. Their last cup was in 2022. The fifteenth final between the two was for Celtic, which broke the historic tie that existed before the duel, with seven wins for each team."

O Jogo (Portugal)

Naturally, the Portuguese title talked up Paul Bernardo's role in Adam Idah's latee winner and the merest of mentions for compatrior Fabio Silva. They wrote: "Celtic beat rival Rangers 1-0 this Saturday and won the Scottish Cup, after becoming Scottish champions. The goal came in the 90th minute, through Adam Idah, and the Portuguese Paulo Bernardo - who entered in the 78th minute - actively participated in the effort.

"The midfielder loaned from Benfica to Celtic carried the ball for several meters, shot hard for an incomplete save by the Rangers goalkeeper, and on the rebound the striker opened the scoring. For Rangers, who won the Scottish League Cup this season, Fábio Silva started and left in the 74th minute."

Gazzetta dello Sport (Italy)

In Italy, they saw Rangers pass up a chance for revenge after missing out on the title and their VAR complaints didn't go unnoticed. They wrote: "After 22 years the Old Firm is valid for the final of the Scottish Cup. Success 42 for Celtic after also winning the championship. No revenge for the Rangers who complain about VAR and Butland's error.

"After an Old Firm championship game played a few weeks ago which paved the way for Celtic's title. We return to the pitch for the 150th Scottish Cup final and Brendan Rodgers' boys win again. Scottish Cup number 42 won by Celtic thanks to a late goal by Idah who punished a less than perfect Butland. Double for the green and whites in the most heartfelt match."

The Guardian (UK)

Close to home and the contrasting fortunes of the two goalkeepers was the focus. They wrote: "This dramatic conclusion to the Old Firm’s season was to prove a tale of two former England goalkeepers. For Joe Hart, glory in his last match as a professional. Hart cried tears of joy as the whistle blew. Jack Butland had little to occupy him over 98 minutes; the Rangers ­custodian’s error in the dying seconds of regulation time afforded Celtic the sole opportunity they needed to claim the Scottish Cup. Butland was the most despondent figure of all as Celtic partied.

"This felt cruel for Butland, who has been Rangers’ stand-out performer in this campaign. His form led to talk of an ­international recall. But there is no ­denying the 31-year-old was at fault when only parrying Paulo Bernardo’s drive to the feet of Adam Idah. The Norwich loanee etched his name into Celtic folklore by returning the ball past Butland with interest. Brendan Rodgers has secured a domestic ­double in the first season of his second Celtic tenure."