Amo seals treble for Gers
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
With speculation mounting of a move to Blackburn Rovers for the Italian defender, it seemed the script had been written for him to grab the winner to hand Gers the treble in a remarkable farewell.
Alex McLeish's men looked tired at times but the boss will be delighted to have managed a clean sweep of trophies in Scotland, rubbing further salt into the wounds of Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Dundee nearly got off to a dream start when skipper Barry Smith smashed in a volley from the edge of the box that flew past Klos only to smack against the post after just four minutes.
Michael Mols then evened things up by also hitting the woodwork, when his header struck the crossbar from close range.
Dundee more than held their own in the second period, and had a few bright openings but could not produce a chance at the end of it.
The arrival of substitute Steven Thompson, who came on for the unproductive Shota Arveladze, beefed up Gers' attack, and they looked far more dangerous.
Thompson was fouled out on the right by Zura Khizanishvili when he was going nowhere, and the Dark Blues defender was left kicking himself when the resulting set piece led to Rangers taking the lead.
Neil McCann curled in a superb free kick and Amoruso arrived to glance in a header to send Gers ahead in what could be his farewell appearance for the club.
Despite going a goal down, Jim Duffy's men did not let their heads drop and substitute Nacho Novo spurned a glorious chance to draw level on 74 minutes when he failed to convert from close range following a misjudgement from Amoruso.
Novo broke free again inside the last ten minutes but his cut-back just failed to find Fabian Caballero.
Dundee continued to press for the leveller but Rangers held out to edge the game 1-0 and seal a memorable season by claiming the seventh treble in their long history.
Alex McLeish recorded his eighth straight win at Hampden Park and has written his name in Rangers history, as has Amoruso, who may have sealed the treble in what looks like being his final game for the club.